Become a Mentor with StreetWise Partners! (DC)



Start Date


End Date


Time Commitment

A few hours per week


Long-Term (6 months-1 year)


District of Columbia
United States


StreetWise Partners’ goal is to use the power of mentoring to reduce unemployment within the low income communities of New York City and Washington D.C. The organization pairs business professionals with mentees who are unemployed/underemployed in order to provide them with the skills, resources and access to networks that they need to secure and maintain employment.

StreetWise Partners’ mentoring model is unique in that it is structured, curriculum driven, and outcomes focused. Each mentee is paired with one or two mentors who help them build confidence, gain skills, and create strategies to secure a job and remain employed.

Program Details:

  • StreetWise Partners matches mentors with unemployed/underemployed mentees to coach them through their job search.
  • 13 weeks of structured meetings on topics such as: goal setting, resume and cover letters, interview prep, social media, online job search.
  • Meetings are 2.5 hours on Wednesday evenings or Saturday mid-morning.
  • Mentors provide mentee with informal biweekly follow-up for 9 months after the program ends.
  • Programs are hosted at one of our two corporate sites: Gallup and White & Case

Benefits Of Becoming A Mentor:

  • Network with Business Professionals from companies throughout the DC area including: Deloitte, Fannie Mae, Gallup, Capital One, PwC, and more.
  • Strengthen your leadership and management skills: 91% of StreetWise volunteers report that volunteering with StreetWise has helped them excel in their careers.
  • Access to professional development seminars and workshops just for StreetWise Partners mentors.
  • Access to the StreetWise Partners community of over 1,000 volunteers through volunteer socials and volunteer appreciation events.
  • Make a difference in the community at large, while building your own professional community!


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