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Adapting to the Future of Work: Dream Up for Young Adults

Jul 2820229:30am-1:30pm EDT

Virtual Event

Adapting to the Future of Work: Dream Up for Young Adults

A Virtual Professional Development Convening for Young Adults in NYC

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We’re inviting NYC’s young adults (16-24 years old) to “Dream Up” with JobsFirstNYC and more than a dozen inspiring speakers at our annual professional development convening The free virtual convening will feature TED Talk-style sessions with young trailblazers on topics such as: mental health and wellness, leadership and advocacy in the workplace, and the reimagined career path. There will be interactive breakout sessions on emerging job trends, and participants will have the chance to network with each other.

The “My City, My Community” social impact pitch competition returns, with $5,000 being awarded to three young adult finalists who are able to share a vision for developing innovative civic engagement opportunities and entrepreneurial aspirations that may have a positive impact in their communities.

Register today for the **only** professional development convening dedicated to young adults in New York City!


If you are interested in registering a group of young adults, contact Stephany Garcia at 


Keynote Speaker

Nupol Kiazolu

Civil Rights Activist & Miss Liberia USA

President, Black Lives Matter NY

My City, My Community: Social Impact Competition Judges

Evan Ehlers

Founder & Executive Director

Sharing Excess

Amy Furman

Workforce Consultant

Tim Gamory

Founder & CEO

Elevate Digital

Beverly Leon

Local Civics


Fighting for Our Dreams: Young Adult Advocacy Panel

Thomas Downs


Former NYC Mayoral Candidate

Amanda Litman


Run for Something

Bobbi Taylor


Think of Us

Sharon Quituisaca

Community Manager

New York City Council, District 14

Picnic Table Talks

Miguel A. Blancarte, Jr.

Health, Equity, and Community Consultant

Emily Campos

Saturday Night Lights

NYC Dept. of Youth & Community Development

Dessie Brown

Head of Digital Programming

Genius Entertainment

Bilikisu Hanidu


Cara Lam

Content Creator


J. Nyla McNeill

Social Scientist, Multidisciplinary Artist, and Entrepreneur

Kerwyn Phillip

Author & Workshop Facilitator

Youth Business Exchange

Teresa Rivera

Community Educator

This Is What Boricua Looks Like

Bianca Shaw

Co-Executive Director, Programs & Culture


Breakout Workshops: Emerging & Trending Industries

Sebastian Boloña

Web3 Lead Designer

Awaken Koala

Paige Dwelle

Creative Director


Liz Faublas-Wallace

Founder & Managing Editor

Million$Pen, Ink.

Ashley Flot

Multidisciplinary Beauty Creative

Chet Gold

Brand Ambassador

Canna Cares

Michael Gundich

Director of Brand Marketing

Awaken Koala

Jamie KP


The Alternative Bureau

Tatiana Marshall

Admissions Manager

Marcy Lab School

Makayla McDonald

CEO & Founder

M&M Boutique

Trayvon Smith

Founder & CEO

Realest Exposure

Dion Walcott

Director of Partnerships

Pensole Lewis College & Founder, MARKTD

Featured Entertainers & Artists


Artist & Author

Incredible Work, LLC

Nasir Mack

Board Member

Philadelphia Youth Network

Timothy Yang


Willington Vuelto

Citizen Artist

Also Featuring...

Jamiel Alexander

Senior Fellow

Aspen Institute Forum for Community Solutions

Keith S. Howard



Kimberly Pham

Event Manager

Opportunity Youth United

Althea Stevens

Council Member & Chair of Youth Services Committee

New York City Council


Resorts World NYC

NCheng LLP

Opportunity Youth United

NYC Department of Youth & Community Development

Want a sneak peek? Check out last year's highlights!