Matching low-income trainees with business professional career mentors and coaches
At StreetWise Partners, we know that a person with a job has a job for today, but a person with a career has a future. Our signature program, Career Ventures, is a deeply impactful career mentoring program that matches low-income trainees with business professionals who provide personalized 2:1 career mentoring and support in our life-changing 3-month program.
Significantly, all trainings take place at corporate partner offices; trainees thereby gain familiarity and comfort working within the professional office environments of world class corporations.
HOW IT WORKS
In each three-month program cycle, trainees partake in weekly, interactive group workshops dedicated to specific topics in job skills and career development, such as resume writing, elevator pitch, and effective interviewing. Each weekly group activity is directly followed by breakout sessions in which trainees meet individually with their two mentors who guide them in applying workshop topics to their own career goals.
In Career Ventures, trainees:
After graduation, StreetWise Partners provides ongoing alumni services to support graduates’ implementation of their career work plans and ensure their utilization of the tools and resources now at their disposal.
Trainees: Gain confidence, expanded professional network, increased average wages as well as increased earning potential..
Volunteers: Develop significant leadership skills and lifelong habit of improving the community in a meaningful way
Community Partners: Gain a results-oriented partner and client access to professional office environments and opportunities.
Corporate Partners: Benefit from recognition as leaders in corporate social responsibility; a more satisfied workforce with Improved leadership skills; access to motivated candidates for employment.
Undeserved communities: Gain newly successful members with increased earning potential that can build confidence and expectations for all.