News & Events

First Workings’ Board of Directors Expands

We are thrilled to announce the addition of two new members to the First Workings board, LisaMarie Collins, Partner at Mintz Levin, and Chloe Mullarkey, Co-Founder of First Workings! We are proud to highlight their professional successes below, which showcase the great contribution they will be to our Board of Directors!  LisaMarie Collins represents Mintz clients […]


5 Ways to Be a Better Mentor – First Workings featured in Forbes!

We’re excited to share that First Workings has been featured in Forbes! The article, 5 Ways To Be A Better Mentor—And Get A Return On Your Investment, highlights the success of our evolved virtual program, specifically focusing on mentors’ return on investment.  We are grateful to Matt Lustig, Chairman of Investment Banking at Lazard, for sharing his […]


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 number of people who acclimated to working from home during the pandemic will decide to stick with it indefinitely. That makes it more important than ever for companies and employees to get remote onboarding right.” The […]


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. Just Ask This Multi-Billion Dollar Company”. To read the full piece, you may click here. Please contact Yasmin Sanders-Fathi, [email protected], for press opportunities or to learn more about First Workings.


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 to make hiring fairer to blacks”, a byline written by our Founder and Chairman, Kevin Davis.  Despite having to make changes to our typical summer programming, we are thrilled to continue serving 48 talented high school […]


BlueCrest Capital Management Supports Our Mission!

We are very happy to announce that BlueCrest Capital Management, one of the world’s leading hedge funds, has generously donated $300,000 to First Workings. BlueCrest joins other Wall Street titans such as Morgan Stanley, KPMG, Lazard, PJT Partners, GTIS, Nasdaq, CVC Partners and MidOcean Partners in partnering with First Workings to enhance upward social mobility […]


First Workings Team Update

Dear First Workings Community, We are pleased to announce that Chloe Mullarkey is taking on a new role as Senior Advisor and Head of Strategic Planning, effective October 1. In her new position, Chloe will advise on strategy as First Workings continues to grow. Her new role coincides with her relocation to Colorado. Chloe played […]


Our Year in Review – 2018

The First Workings Team would like to wish you a safe and happy holiday season, and a peaceful new year! We want to recognize and thank our students, internship partners, and supporters who’ve helped us expand this year. See highlights below and learn more about how you can get involved! First Workings in the news […]


First Workings’ Busy Season

This summer First Workings participated in its own internship program. Justin Moore, a rising senior at Democracy Prep Charter High School, and Alexandria McPherson, a rising senior at New Visions Advanced Math and Sciences I, both worked alongside the First Workings team for their two week paid summer internship. As the official Software Developer Intern […]


August 2018

Summer 2018 First Workings successfully completed its fourth summer with 50 paid internships! All of our interns had wonderful professional experiences that have influenced their college and career plans. We’re incredibly proud to have had such an incredible group of students this summer. The First Workings Team is excited to welcome 50 new alumni members […]