My name is Julie Yingst and for my day job I work at American Express in product management. One of my favorite ways to spend my free time is with Streetwise Partners, a non for profit that helps underserved communities secure a job. I have been doing for the past 4 years. After graduating college, I tried my hand with a few mentoring-based non-profits throughout New York, but didn’t find exactly what I was looking for until I found Streetwise Partners.
In Streetwise Partners, I have finally found the place where it’s possible for volunteers to make a true and lasting impact. Part of what makes Streetwise Partners so special is the dedicated volunteer base, who are dedicated because we know the kind of difference we’re enabled to make in helping our Trainees grow in confidence and ability alike. Being part of the Streetwise Partners community means helping to give the best gift you can – economic independence, confidence, and self-sufficiency. It’s an empowering experience for volunteers and Trainees alike, and one that I’m proud to stand by on the Leadership Board.
By giving to Streetwise Partners, you are helping transform the lives of Trainees, helping them find their voice and confidence, helping them learn skills they need to find gainful employment, and, most importantly, helping them take care of themselves and their families. You’re also supporting the strong Streetwise Partners community, built on leadership, compassion, and working hard to even the playing field to give everyone the chance they deserve. I ask you today to donate to this important mission and make this campaign a success.
- Champion a trainee from unemployment to a career
- Train and empower a mentor to educate, coach and empower a trainee for one year
- Exclusive speed networking event
- Ticket to Career Day
- Access to special events with corporate partners
- 4 mock interviews for each trainee
- 3 informational interviews for each trainee
- Personalized business cards
- Strength finder assessment
- Supplies (i.e. USB drives, notebooks, curriculum packets, etc.)
- Emergency travel (for our trainees who struggle to get to and from the program)