Detroit is seeing rapid economic growth and investment, and there is a need to engage local, skilled talent in both the rapidly changing career environment and the resurgence of their vibrant city.

StreetWise Partners is committed to serving the Greater Detroit community by working collaboratively with corporate and community partners to reduce workforce talent gaps through our inclusive and unique mentorship program.

 

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Dichondra Johnson

 

On behalf of StreetWise Partners, thank you for your support of our mentoring program! We are humbled by the enthusiastic welcome we have received from our committed corporate and community partners and are excited to bring StreetWise’s mentorship program to Detroit.
 
As a proud native Detroiter, the Great Maker State of Michigan has always been my home. It has been an honor to represent and serve my state in diverse capacities throughout the more than 20 years of my progressive career. I know first-hand that the greatest contributor to professional success is a supportive professional network. For this reason, it gives me no greater pleasure than working with StreetWise Partners to serve the Greater Detroit area. 
 
We at StreetWise recognize the ever-present need to connect local skilled talent to career opportunities in Detroit. Through our unique program model, we seek to grow individual professional networks and support meaningful career connections that will lead to employment and higher paying wages. Our proven model shows that by gaining access to support, resources, and networks, our mentees will develop the skills  needed to secure and maintain employment. 
 
None of StreetWise’s work would be possible without the support of volunteers from our diverse and vibrant corporate community. We look forward to working in partnership with our local and national corporate partners to offer professional development through high-quality volunteer experiences that make a tangible, life-changing impact – on both mentors and mentees!
 
StreetWise Detroit is actively preparing for our September 2019 launch! Check back for updates and more information on how you can engage in our program this Fall, including information sessions, beginning Summer 2019!
 
As Detroit goes, the world goes. We are committed to ensuring that Detroit’s diversely talented workforce is an active, competitive participant in the growth, revitalization, and resurgence of this great city!
 
Warmest Regards,
 
Dichondra R. Johnson
StreetWise Partners Detroit Program Director

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