Community and city colleges break down barriers to a college degree. Many times, however, these institutions lack the resources to give individualized professional development. Through our mentorship program, students have access to customized support as they navigate the job market.
Programs such as Npower or Per Scholas teach individuals some of the most in demand hard skills so they can compete in today’s economy. By partnering with StreetWise, these programs supplement their curriculum with equally important soft skill training to ensure their constituents are set up for success.
60% of our mentees are recent or first-generation immigrants, many of whom are underemployed due to cultural barriers or lack of network despite extensive experience. Through StreetWise, these mentees are able to translate their experience in their job search and gain a significant network.