Barr Fellows

David Shapiro

President & CEO, MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership, MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership

David Shapiro is president and CEO of MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership, the unifying champion for expanding quality youth mentoring relationships. MENTOR was founded nearly twenty-five years ago to build and activate a mentoring movement. Since then, the number of mentoring relationships has grown from 300,000 to more than four million. Under David’s leadership, the organization has been highlighted by the Social Impact Exchange, the Stanford Social Innovation Review, and Grantmakers for Effective Organizations, and was selected by the U.S. Department of Justice Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention to establish and lead the National Mentoring Resource Center.

At the time he was recognized as a Barr Fellow, David had served six years as president and CEO of MENTOR’s state affiliate, Mass Mentoring Partnership. He also chairs the Mass Nonprofit Network board and serves as a volunteer leader with America’s Promise Alliance and the National Human Service Assembly.