New York – February 23, 2022 – StreetWise Partners today announced that Global Atlantic Financial Group is now an employer partner, hiring seven StreetWise graduates as interns in its Risk and Investments, Data and Business Management, Information Security, Individual Markets, Automation Engineer and Security Operations team.
StreetWise Partners pairs volunteer mentors with mentees who are unemployed or underemployed to provide them with the skills, resources and access to networks they need to secure and maintain employment. Corporate partners provide the volunteers, hiring opportunities, and funding that power the StreetWise Partners mission.
“Many people from under-resourced communities have the ability and drive to succeed in business and improve their socio-economic standing but lack the opportunity,” says Padma Elmgart, Chief Technology Officer at Global Atlantic Financial Group. “The StreetWise graduates are impressive. Our goal is to introduce them to meaningful industry experiences and help them develop the skills they need to grow their careers over the long term.”
“We are thrilled that Global Atlantic Financial Group is employing, developing, and promoting our graduates,” says Shari Krull, CEO at StreetWise Partners. “These are incredibly bright and motivated individuals with excellent skill and talent. I have no doubt that our graduates will gain valuable work skills while Global Atlantic will benefit from their enthusiasm and drive.”
“I am very excited to join the team at Global Atlantic,” says Saron Ibrahim, a StreetWise graduate who is currently pursuing Information Systems at Brooklyn College. “When I moved to the United States from Ethiopia in 2019, I found it difficult to build a professional network in a new setting and during a global pandemic. After joining StreetWise Partners, I was able to build connections that led to a data engineering role at Global Atlantic. I look forward to gaining new skills to continue advancing my career.”