STK Katılımı

Participating NGO's

Participating NGOs

These NGOs were selected to participate in First Chance in 2016

Alternative Lives Association (AYDER)

Promotes social inclusion with a particular emphasis on empowerment of youth with disabilities.

Darüşşafaka Society

Provides education for children who have lost one or more parent. Also provides care for the elderly.

Youth Lives Foundation

Promoting youth empowerment and development for youth aged 11-18.

Support to Life Association

Provides humanitarian relief and aid for populations suffering from man made and natural disasters.

Istanbul Culture and Arts Foundation (İKSV)

Aims to create continuous interaction between national and universal values and traditional and contemporary values via culture and the arts and actively contribute to development of cultural policies.

Community Volunteers Foundation (TOG)

Promoting youth empowerment by increasing their social engagement and responsibility.

Turkish Education Foundation (TEV)

Provides scholarships and educational support for students with economic need and Academic excellence.

Turkish Education Volunteers Foundation (TEGV)

Provides afterschool support for children aged 7-14, promoting problem solving, creativity and critical thinking skills.

Turkish Foundation for Combating Soil Erosion, for Reforestation and the Protection of Natural Habitats-TEMA

Works to promote sustainable living and protect natural resources, first and foremost to combat soil erosion.

NGO Participation

Application Criteria for NGOs

The process of selection and placement of youth is carried out (May - June) after the application and evaluation process of the NGOs (November - December) to be cooperated within the scope of the program. Youth who participated in the program started their jobs in January 2019.

NGO Application Criteria:

Young people who have just graduated from the University who want to give the job opportunities, at least 3 years ago, to meet the following conditions and T.C. All associations, foundations and supreme organizations (federation, confederation, etc.) established in accordance with the law may apply for the first opportunity.

These institutions must also comply with these criteria:

  • Minimum 3 years of program impact
  • NGOs must be working in areas of public benefit (education, health, environment, social-economic development, disadvantaged groups such as youth, women, children and persons with disabilities, refugees)
  • At least 7 fulltime staff
  • 750.000 TL annual budget
  • Clear description of job position and how they will contribute to the professional development of participant


First Chance 2020 Period NGO applications are planned for November 2019..

Application form for NGOs

NGO Application Guide Sample Job Definitions

250+ hour First Chance Academy support per participant in 2019

Destek Veren Kurumlar

Corporate Supporters

The issue of unemployment of educated young people is a social problem. In 2019, the Corporate Support has been given a start as part of the strategy to expand the First Chance’s mission to the community and business world.

6 prestigious private sector companies became First Chance’s corporate supporters in this year. Generous gifts from our supporters provide the financial and moral support needed to expand our efforts to our end in youth employment.

We would like to express our deepest thanks to corporate partners for their support and invite all companies and corporations to engage with our mission of creating equal chances for all youth in transitioning from school to job.

In-Kind Supporters

First Chance’s in-kind supporters conduce to spread program application announcements, provide online selection and evaluation platform and expand First Chance Academy’s skill pool. We would like to thank our in-kind supporters for their significant contributions.