StreetWise Partners transforms the lives of disadvantaged, low-income individuals by helping them realize their career potential.
Our signature program, Career Ventures, serves low income individuals who are ready to overcome barriers to employment and transform their lives. This unique 3-month career mentoring program delivers high-impact professional development services with 2:1 career mentoring in corporate settings.
StreetWise Partners’ objectives include the following:
WHAT MAKES US DISTINCT?
StreetWise Partners is differentiated by three core elements: our deep relationships with our corporate partners; our committed, long standing volunteer support; and our unique 2:1 mentor matching program that helps trainees proactively develop careers, not just their next jobs.
Our model provides a high social return on capital—we leverage substantial in-kind contributions of volunteer time and professional training facilities located in the offices of leading global corporations.
Collaboration between StreetWise Partners, individuals trained, community partners, and the business community creates an intersection of corporate citizenship, poverty alleviation and economic development in which all partners benefit.
Since our inception in 1997, StreetWise Partners has transformed the lives of 2,600 job seekers while leveraging the time and expertise of approximately 6,000 volunteers. Our alumni results show: