Press release -

Dr. Claudio Cerullo-January is National Mentoring Month

(Newark, DE – November 20, 2008)  On January 27, 2009, The Delaware Mentoring Council (DMC) will award the first annual Senator Thomas R. Carper Award for Youth Mentoring to WSFS and JP Morgan Chase and Company.  

The award will be presented at a DMC National Mentoring Month event at the Baby Grand Opera House in Wilmington.   
Celebrating Mentoring for all Children in Delaware
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
6:00 PM reception – 7:00 PM program
Baby Grand Opera House
Speaker: Dr. Terrance Newton, Breaking the Cycle

The selection of WSFS and JP Morgan Chase was based on their model of excellent corporate community service and the dedication of their employees in mentoring the youth of Stubbs Middle School, Christina School District and Forest Oakes Elementary School, Red Clay School District.

Both companies have also secured additional funding to support mentoring throughout the State of Delaware. Company representatives have worked closely with the administrators at both schools to ensure that their programs follow the basic mentoring standards for safe and effective mentoring as identified by the DMC. They have further supported mentoring through their active participation in the Greater Wilmington Mentoring Commission, a partnership with Mayor James M. Baker, City of Wilmington and the Delaware Mentoring Council.

According to Claudio Cerullo, Ph.D., "Delaware students have a better chance to realize their full potential due to the extraordinary support and commitment to mentoring by these two outstanding businesses.  The example set by their management and outreach team reflects the type of top-down approach and volunteer commitment that is critical for a successful mentoring program.”

For more information on the Delaware Mentoring Council, visit or call (302) 831-0520


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About Dr. Claudio Cerullo
Dr. Claudio V. Cerullo possesses more than seventeen-years experience in education. With six years teaching in Social Science Education. Dr. Claudio Cerullo earned his Bachelor's of Arts Degree in Social Science Education where he was elected President of the Student Government and Education Association. Dr. Cerullo earned his Master's Degree in Professional Elementary and Secondary Education with his concentration in Educational Administration, earned his Doctorate of Philosophy in Educational Administration and has attended educational leadership training in Diversity/Multi-Cultural Education through Harvard University's Graduate School of Education.