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

Executive Director

raj@momentumedu.org

OUR PART-TIME STAFF

Maria Arteaga

Trinity University

Class of 2022

Alexay Lopez Herrera

University of Houston-Downtown

Class of 2022

Brianna Bennion

Rice University

Class of 2023

Leyah Matthew

Rice University

Class of 2024

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Somir Paul

Entrepreneur

Jimmy Collins

President at Silversand Services, Inc.

Juanita Parra

Co-Founder, Senior Strategy Consultant at IBM

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

Ron Soligo

Emeritus Professor at Rice University

Ruth Lopez Turley

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

Moises Zamarripa

Creative Specialist II at GoDaddy

Jamal Dawson

Software Engineer at 6 River Systems, Inc.

Anusha De

Software Engineer at Facebook

Natalie Patrick

People Manager at Karbach Brewing Co.

Michelle Watts

Adjunct Professor, University of Cincinnati

Rick Cruz

Deputy Superintendent, Houston ISD

Shiroy Aspandiar

Co-Founder, COO of Dreambound

Karthik Soora

Senior Associate in Urban Transformation at RMI