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Mentorship Speaks: Streetwise Partners' 2017 Year-End Campaign

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THE STORY:

Hi, I'm Karen and I'm on the Volunteer Leadership Board of StreetWise Partners. Philanthropy and volunteerism are very important to me—giving my time/skills is how I pay forward the opportunities I’ve enjoyed. When I was looking for a longer-term volunteer position about four years ago, my fond memories of mentors I’d had came to mind.

I wanted to really develop a relationship with someone and help them uncover abilities they didn’t realize they had. I was attracted to StreetWise Partners’ mantra of “skills for work, confidence for life”, as well as their model of pairing mentors for their Career Ventures Program.

I co-mentored with Mantej at their NY Stock Exchange site in Spring 2014. Our trainee was Mathew, a young father attending community college. Mathew started out shy and unsure of himself, but knew he was interested in finance. Mantej and I steered him through various modules, but above all we worked on his self-esteem. It was a pleasure to see Mathew’s confidence grow over the weeks. Coincidentally, Mathew transferred to Baruch College right when I started my master’s there.

Being a StreetWise mentor was truly rewarding. Besides seeing Mathew succeed, I also expanded my network, honed valuable skills to use in my career, and gained friendships with people I may not have met otherwise. 

Please consider donating to StreetWise Partners-- this wonderful program enables deserving, motivated people to uncover something in themselves they didn’t realize they had. Thank you in advance for your support!

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To This Fundraiser

$135

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Karen Chia

    $30

  • Anonymous

    $40

  • JR

    $20

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    $25

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27% Raised of $500 Goal

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Sponsorship Packages


Inspiration Kit

  • Champion a trainee from unemployment to a career
  • Train and empower a mentor to educate, coach and empower a trainee for one year

Donate $1,000

Initiation Kit

  • Exclusive speed networking event
  • Ticket to Career Day
  • Access to special events with corporate partners

Donate $500

Interview Kit

  • 4 mock interviews for each trainee
  • 3 informational interviews for each trainee

Donate $250

Accelerator Kit

  • 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)

Donate $100

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The Team: $20,157 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

Streetwise Partners, Inc.

Amount Raised

$5,111

 

34% Raised of $15,000 Goal

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Simon Tschinkel

Amount Raised

$3,811

 

109% Raised of $3,500 Goal

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Kevin Shapiro

Amount Raised

$2,790

 

56% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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Joe Baldi

Amount Raised

$2,020

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Julie Yingst

Amount Raised

$1,418

 

142% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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Jared Pollack

Amount Raised

$1,251

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Meghana Chalasani

Amount Raised

$776

 

78% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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Nataly Sabharwal

Amount Raised

$550

Donor Comments

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $25

7 months ago

JR

JR

DONATION: $20

7 months ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $40

8 months ago

Karen Chia

Karen Chia

DONATION: $30

Cheers to my fellow VLB members! 8 months ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $20

9 months ago