We know that a job represents more than just a paycheck. It is a sense of purpose, a reason to get up in the morning, a sense of community and financial stability. For 23 years, StreetWise Partners has been empowering adult “mentees” from overlooked communities with the mentorship, professional skills, resources and social capital they need to secure and maintain a job that they love. We’ve helped over 10,000 mentees change their lives and achieve success. But overnight the landscape has changed. Covid-19 has forced our mentees to overcome even greater odds. Our mentees are the young, first generation college students who need to navigate an unprecedented job market. Our mentees are the skilled immigrants who have been laid off from food service and retail jobs and have no savings or support systems. Our mentees are single parents who need to find a better job to support their family but lack the connections they need to do so.
So StreetWise is going to do what we do best – we are going to mobilize. Next week we will launch a series of new programming that includes Monday morning coffee groups, office hours for 1:1 employment support, emergency resource support, webinars on important HR topics, virtual mentorship and skill building workshops. We will leverage the incredible resources of our volunteer base and will experiment with new technology and tools to build community. We will stand by our mentees and do all that we can to help them thrive. Today, we have an incredible opportunity to raise valuable funds to support the hundreds of mentees that need our help. We hope you will support our efforts. Please note, 100% of your donation is tax deductible.