StreetWise Partners is a non-profit organization with a mission to harness the mentoring resources of the private sector to reduce unemployment within disadvantaged communities of New York City and Washington, D.C. We will also be launching StreetWise Detroit in September 2019.
StreetWise Partners pairs business professionals with mentees who are unemployed/underemployed in order to provide them with the skills, resources, and access to networks they need to secure and maintain employment.
Our program serves 300 mentees through the support of over 20 corporations and 1,000 volunteers annually. Since inception in 1997, StreetWise Partners has transformed the lives of 6,000 job seekers.
Our mentees are:
- Unemployed, underemployed men and women ages 18+ from underserved communities in NYC and Washington D.C.
- HS/HSE graduates with basic hard skills training and/or college
- Individuals facing limitations and challenges spanning work, education, access to professional networks and role models and unstable housing