Helping NYC Students Acquire Social Capital Through Paid Summer Internships and
One-on-One Mentorships

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

235

Students Served (2015-2020)

100%

of First Workings alumni apply to and attend college

75

Companies Partnered
(2015-2020)

YOUR HELP MAKES A DIFFERENCE

Your donation will support First Workings students in their workplace readiness skills summer training which ultimately helps prepare, train, and support the future workforce. We thank you for your generosity! Donations support our interns in the following ways:

First Workings News

First Workings Partnership with Mount Sinai’s Center for Scientific Diversity

MOUNT SINAI’S CENTER FOR SCIENTIFIC DIVERSITY, NONPROFIT FIRST WORKINGS PARTNER TO CONNECT UNDERREPRESENTED HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS TO CAREERS IN...

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April 20, 2021

OpEd: How to Diversify Hiring Pools published in Entrepreneur

We are thrilled to share our Founder and Executive Director’s OpEd, How to Diversity Hiring Pools was published in...

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April 9, 2021

Kevin Davis interviewed in MarketScale’s Knowledge is Power Podcast

We are thrilled to share our Founder and Executive Director was interviewed by MarketScale’s Knowledge is Power podcast. The...

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April 5, 2021