Partners for Progress
 

about PARTNERS FOR PROGRESS

Partners for Progress is a coalition of diverse leaders across the business, nonprofit, government and academic sectors who recognize the pressing need to open doors for our youth to meaningful professional careers — and who embrace resulting positive impacts for those students, the business  community, and beyond. Partners for Progress is dedicated to building a vibrant workforce for New York City by preparing youth from high-need communities to be productive employees and by providing  early access to the training, exposure, and work experiences that are the catalysts for rewarding careers.

 
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PLEASE JOIN US FOR THE

Second annual youth

Career Development Summit

 
 

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

8:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m.


Kirkland & Ellis LLP
601 Lexington Avenue
50th Floor
New York, NY 10022

 

To confirm your attendance, please click here. Please RSVP by September 24, 2018.

For more information, please contact Kat Malek-Hood at kmalekhood@futuresandoptions.org. 

 
 

Employer Investment in High School Internships
Our business community needs a prepared workforce, and high school students need opportunities to learn and practice essential work-readiness skills.
Join us as we collaborate with New York City leaders to learn how we can leverage our resources to connect our youth and our business community, and build tomorrow’s workforce. 

 
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SUMMIT AGENDA

Updated as of September 24, 2018

 

8:30 a.m.–9:00 a.m.

CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST AND NETWORKING

9:00 a.m.–9:15 a.m.

WELCOME

Stephen E. Hessler, Partner, Kirkland & Ellis LLP Chair, Board of Directors, Futures and Options

9:15 a.m.–9:30 a.m.

INTERNSHIPS OF TOMORROW

The Essential Components of Quality High School Internships
Patty Machir, Executive Director, Futures and Options 

9:30 a.m.–10:30 a.m.

tHE rETURN ON INvESTMENT OF hIGH sCHOOL Interns 

The Inside Look at Successful High School Internship Programs 

PARTICIPANTS:

•    Mary Anne Bame, Associate, Fixed Income - Office of the CIO, BlackRock

•    Helen Shelton, Senior Partner, Finn Partners
•    Keisha Golding, Senior Director of Talent Acquisition, Gap Inc. 
•    Diana Haggerty, Senior Recruiting Specialist,  Kirkland & Ellis LLP

FACILITATOR

Erickson Blakney, Program Officer, The Pinkerton Foundation

10:30 a.m.–11:00 a.m.

kEYNOtE sPEAKER

INTRODUCTION

Judy Dimon, Board Chair, HERE to HERE 

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Douglas McNeely, Managing Director, Head of the Strategic Client Coverage Group, BlackRock 

11:00 a.m.–11:30 a.m.

networking FOR A PURPOSE

11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

lEADERSHIP dEVELOPMENT FOR YOUR RISING STARS

Interns offer opportunities to provide younger employees with management training and increased responsibilities. 

Participants

  • Michael Benedek, President & CEO, Datonics

  • Carlos Williams, Founder, DBC

  • Baina Renaud, Alumni Engagement Information Specialist, Kirkland & Ellis LLP

  • Stacey Morris, Chief Administrative Officer, Morgan Stanley

FACILITATOR

Gregg Betheil, President, PENCIL


CLOSING

12:30 p.m.–12:45 p.m.

CONCLUDING REMARKS

Mariana Centeno, Senior Analyst, Goldman Sachs

 

Partners

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