WHAT WE DO
The goal of StreetWise Partner’s is to harness the mentoring resources of experienced working professionals to reduce unemployment within the low-income communities of New York City and Washington, D.C.
StreetWise Partners pairs professionals with trainees who are unemployed/underemployed in order to provide them with the skills, resources, and access to networks they need to secure and maintain employment. Mentors spend 13 weeks working with motivated trainees on resumes, cover letters, mock interviews, networking and more.
WHAT MAKES US DIFFERENT?
StreetWise Partners is the only stand-alone mentoring program in the country that is focused on workforce development. Our mentoring model is unique in that it is structured, curriculum driven, and outcomes focused. Each trainee is paired with one or two mentors for one year who help them build confidence, create strategies, and gain soft skills and technical skills needed to secure a job and remain employed.
All mentoring takes place at corporate sites including Marsh & McLennan Companies, Barclays, PwC Deutsche Bank, White & Case and Gallup. Additional volunteers work with a diverse range of companies such as Morgan Stanley, JP Morgan Chase, Acquis Consulting, Bloomberg, Deloitte, and others.
StreetWise Partners FY16 organization-wide outcomes include: