In partnership with the Center’s Alumni Office and the Education Program, the Friends of the East-West Center assist in connecting Center participants with mentors in the community. This is a mutually beneficial arrangement for all involved. The participants learn from the leaders in business, social services, non-profit and academic organizations in the local community and the mentoring individuals and institutions get valuable input from an international perspective. Mentors and Center participants can register by phone or email with the Alumni office at any time.