The Riordan Initiative
The mission of the Riordan Foundation is to provide students, especially those in low-income communities, with access to a high quality education that will prepare them to compete successfully in the 21st century. Consistent with that mission, and in furtherance of it, the Foundation is proud to support the Riordan Initiative.
The Riordan Initiative was founded by Mayor Richard J. Riordan, Princeton class of 1952, and Crystal Nix Hines, Princeton class of 1985. The Initiative identifies exceptionally high-achieving, L.A.-area, minority, economically-challenged high school students in order to introduce them to Princeton University and encourage their application to the university. It then supports students' application efforts and aims to successfully encourage those who are fortunate enough to gain admission to accept Princeton's offer.
The Initiative's outreach activities include on-campus presentations at high schools and for various community-based organizations. The Initiative also provides one-on-one guidance for high school students interested in applying to Princeton, and mentoring for students who are admitted and attend.
We welcome questions or feedback, especially in regards to potential working relationship opportunities between you and the Initiative. The Director of the Initiative is Shani Moore Weatherby, Esq., Princeton class of 2002, and she can be reached at email@example.com.