In America today, talent is distributed equally, while opportunity is not. Due to a history of segregation and discrimination, many communities face systemic barriers to higher paying employment. StreetWise Partners is dedicated to dismantling those barriers and closing the opportunity gap. StreetWise Partners’ goal is to leverage mentorship to increase employment opportunities for adults from overlooked and under-resourced communities within New York, Washington, D.C. and Detroit. StreetWise Partners pairs volunteers 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. Structure/Responsibilities: - 13 weeks of structured meetings on topics such as: goal setting, resume and cover letters, interview prep and networking - Meetings are 2.5 hours once a week (options available for Tuesdays or Wednesdays) with ongoing weekly communication. - Mentor provides mentee with informal biweekly follow-up for 9 months after the program ends. - Winter 2021 program begins the week of January 5th!
Benefits of Becoming a Mentor:
- Coach an adult to professional success - Collaborative group mentoring - Build your resume - Expand your network and access to 1000 volunteers through monthly virtual meet-ups, virtual socials, and other events - Opportunity to serve on a board - See immediate impact of your mentorship
Program Date/Location Details:
Tuesdays beginning 1/5/2021 - meet virtually from 6:30pm-9:00pm Wednesdays beginning 1/6/2021 - meet virtually from 6:30pm-9:00pm
No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.
About StreetWise Partners
222 Broadway, 19th Floor, New York, NY 10038, US
StreetWise Partners works with low-income individuals to overcome employment barriers, obtain better jobs and achieve economic self-sufficiency. We do so by creating deep mentoring relationships with volunteer business professionals.
StreetWise Partners provides a unique and high impact career mentoring program for highly motivated people who face multiple barriers to employment. StreetWise Partners encourages people to proactively think about their career, not just their next job, and provides the tools and support required to set and achieve specific career goals. StreetWise Partners programs help level the playing field for those who don't have the connections or resources that others do to advance their career.
Each mentee is individually matched with two volunteer mentors from professional backgrounds who provide them with guidance and personalized support in a structured, 13-week program. All programs take place at our Corporate Partner sites, which are hosted at: PwC, KPMG, Morgan Stanley, Marsh & McLennan Companies, and Deutsche Bank.
As a StreetWise Partners volunteer, you have the opportunity to use the skills and know-how that you already have to truly transform a person’s life. Partner with us to make a difference while building your own professional network and developing critical leadership, management, and coaching skills!
Education & Literacy
Immigrants & Refugees
Tue Jan 05, 2021 - Tue Mar 30, 2021
06:30 PM - 09:00 PM
This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.
October 29, 2020
Career Counseling / Coaching
Verbal / Written Communication
Orientation or Training
You will meet virtually for a structured mentoring session once a week for 13 weeks. Sessions run from 6:30pm-9:00pm.