Helping NYC Students Acquire Social Capital Through Paid Summer Internships

Our mission is to help high achieving, high potential students from some of New York City’s most underserved and underrepresented communities gain social capital and workplace readiness skills to broaden their horizons.

Our vision is to empower First Workings students to overcome many of the structural barriers that typically limit upward social-economic mobility.

We accomplish this by partnering with leaders from a wide variety of industries who provide our students with specialized training, paid internships, or one-on-one mentorships.

“I started First Workings when I saw the lack of opportunity and inequality for underserved youth able to get first internships and experience in the workforce. Those jobs most went to children of clients or affluent teens. I wanted to level the playing field and we are!”

Kevin Davis, Founder
First Workings


Students Served (2015-2019)


of First Workings alumni apply to and attend college


Companies Partnered


Your donation will help First Workings prepare, train, and support future interns in our mission of providing enriching workplace experiences. We thank you for your generosity! Donations support our interns in the following ways:

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