Gone are the days when the small-business mentorship nonprofit SCORE was almost exclusively retired white men, CEO Ken Yancey said.

About 26 percent of SCORE mentors are women and ethnic minorities, Yancey said Wednesday before a meeting of the organization's Palm Beach chapter.

But those numbers still don't match the communities SCORE serves, Nationally, 53 percent of its clients are women, and 14 percent are black, for example.

The Washington-based organization's goal is to bring on volunteers that reflect the local business community, Yancey said. SCORE Palm Beach has 50 mentors who work especially hard to reach out to Hispanic business owners, he added

"We need to do more with the Latino market, and we're working hard to do that," he said.

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