For fifteen years, Ishmael Montoya battled homelessness and addiction, with little hope that his situation could ever change. Then one day at the public library, Ishmael came across a flyer for StreetWise Partners’ Career Ventures program. He was nervous and unsure he had what it took to complete a career development program. At the first session, Ishmael felt he couldn’t succeed and wanted to drop out. But his dedicated mentors gave him the support and guidance he needed to stay on track. In Spring 2011, Ishmael graduated from Career Ventures with the confidence and skills he needed to pursue a career - and healthy, stable life!
This year, we’ve teamed up with NYSE Euronext Technologies employees Jeff Corelli, Colette Duffy, Scott Fitzpatrick, and Aditya Kasi who run alongside one of our inspirational program graduates – Ishmael Montoya! We couldn’t be more excited about our team this year and hope you will show your support by donating to our team!
Join Team Streetwise Partners at the 2012 ING NYC Marathon on Sunday, November 4th, as five dedicated runners run 26.2 miles in one of the world's most famous races - the ING New York City Marathon - to support StreetWise Partners' career development and mentoring services as the organization celebrates our 15th year of changing lives!
StreetWise Partners helps low-income individuals overcome employment barriers so that they can break the cycle of poverty, obtain better jobs and achieve economic self-sufficiency. We accomplish this by tapping into the expertise of volunteer business professionals, who provide job skills training, career coaching and job search assistance. Based in New York City and founded in 1997, we currently serve approximately 300 individuals while engaging more than 1,000 volunteers each year. We have eight programs each year in New York City, two in Jersey City and four in Washington, DC. Corporate partners including NYSE Euronext, PwC, Marsh & McLennan Companies, Barclays, Credit Suisse, Gallup and White & Case host our programs at their offices, giving trainees access to working corporate environments.
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