ABOUT US

#OneMomentumFamily

OUR VISION

Our vision is to create a movement to ensure every student has the opportunity to reach their dreams.

OUR MISSION

Our mission is to provide learning experiences, mentorship, summer opportunities, scholarships, and individualized support to ensure first-generation, low-income students get to and through post-secondary education and into the workforce.

OUR PROGRAMS

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VIRTUAL LEARNING EVENTS

  1. Virtual Career Conversations with a Career Professional helping students learn about a new career.

  2. Virtual College Information Sessions with an Admissions Officer helping students learn about a new college.

SCHOLARSHIPS

Scholarships to help high school students reach and afford their post-secondary educational dreams.

APPLICATION
SUPPORT

Application Support to help high school students with college application essays and post-secondary students with cover letters and resumes.

ONLINE
OPPORTUNITIES
DATABASE

Online Opportunities Database to connect students to summer programs, scholarships, internships, research opportunities, and college fly-ins.

LEADERSHIP ACADEMY

Leadership Academy to provide individualized mentorship and support to students from high school through post-secondary education and unti they secure a job. Learn More!

OUR FULL-TIME STAFF

Raj Salhotra

Co-Founder &
Executive Direcor

raj@momentumedu.org

OUR PART-TIME STAFF

Alexay Lopez Herrera

University of Houston
Downtown
Class of 2022

Maria Arteaga

Trinity University
Class of 2022

Brianna Bennion

Rice University
Class of 2023

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Somir Paul

Entrepreneur

Juanita Selena Parra

Co-Founder,
Senior Strategy
Consultant at IBM

Jimmy Collins

President at
Silversand
Services, Inc.

BOARD OF ADVISORS

Dan Blankenship

President of Daniel Blankenship CPA

Adrianna Chrestopoulos

Project Manager at Safal Partners

Jeff Jones

President of W.M. Jones Insurance Co.

Johnny Williams

Attorney, Solo Practitioner

Shiroy Aspandiar

Co-Founder, COO of Ladder

Rick Cruz

Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer

Luis Elizondo-Thomson

Former ED, Teach For America Houston

Heather Golden

Parent and Community Leader

Rey Guerra

Manager - Capital Improvement Programs at Harris County, Precinct Two

John Hansen

Houston Community College Board Chair

Patrick Lesley

Financial Advisor at Morgan Stanley

Anjua Mehta

Parent and Community Leader

Swati Narayan

Parent and Community Leader

Oscar Roa

Financial Advisor at AXA Advisors, LLC

Ron Soligo

Emeritus Professor at Rice University

Karthik Soora

Associate in Market Utility and Origination at First Solar

Carla Stevens

Retired Assistant Superintendent at Houston ISD

Ruth Lopez Turley

Professor at Rice University and Founder & Director of Houston Education Research Consortium