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 Founder and Executive Director, Kevin Davis, Quoted in Quartz

The article, titled What to do in the First 90 Days of a Remote Job, explores how “a significant...

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January 7, 2021

First Workings 2020 Mentor and Mentee Pair Featured in Forbes

First Workings mentor and mentee, Graham Clempson and Destiny Fernandez were recently profiled by Forbes, “Diversity Has Its Rewards....

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December 10, 2020

First Workings in New York Daily News

First Workings was recently featured in the New York Daily News, “New York needs a Rooney Rule: Here’s how...

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June 15, 2020