Local Non-Profit Hires Mentee Advocacy Coordinator

The non-profit Welcome to a New Life has hired Kim Kogan as Mentee Advocacy Coordinator, beginning on March 8th.

Welcome to a New Life began the search for a Mentee Advocacy Coordinator in early 2022, having received a grant through the Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation.

Kim has a Bachelor’s of Arts in Sociology and Criminology from the State University of New York at Plattsburgh.

Kim has worked for several service organizations, including the United Way of Connecticut as a Case Manager; Big Brothers Big Sisters of Long Island as a Match Support Specialist; and the New York City Administration for Children’s Services as a Child Protective Specialist.

In addition to her professional work, Kim has a passion for community involvement, and has been involved locally with the Findlay Service League and Handbags that Help.

The role of the Mentee Advocacy Coordinator is to oversee the administrative duties as they relate to the mentees and mentors of Welcome to a New Life.

This includes interviewing interested individuals, scheduling drug screens and background checks, documenting information from jail visits, court appearances and all mentors’ weekly meetings, coordinating mentor trainings, and other administrative tasks.

The mission of Welcome to a New Life is to provide mentorship and resources for adults who are involved in the Hancock County criminal justice system, helping them to live crime-free, drug-free, productive lives.