First Tech Fund Fellowship:
The program is a year-long fellowship that puts low-income NYC students on a trajectory for success in college and careers, provides them with free access to technology, and creates a community of support. Participants are eligible to receive free technology—laptop and/or WiFi hotspot— based on their individual needs.
Workshops cover various topics including navigating the college admissions process, resume writing, financial literacy, brand building, and more.
The program runs from September to June via weekly evening workshops that are virtual. During these workshops, students receive digital skills training, personalized mentorship, career exploration and networking opportunities to build social capital. Through career panel events, fellows gain insight into a broad range of fields including law, medicine, finance, business, technology, and more.
Beyond building foundational skills, fellows meet virtually with industry-specific mentors on a monthly basis, and attend networking, professional development, and volunteer events throughout the year.