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“We’re working to redesign high schools and partner them with colleges and employers that offer the real-world education and hands-on training that can lead directly to a job and career.”

President Barack Obama
2014 State of the Union Address

Partnerships List

American Association of Advertising Agencies

Founded in 1917, the 4A's is the national trade association representing the advertising agency business in the United States. It is a management-oriented association that offers its members the broadest possible services, expertise and information regarding the advertising agency business. Its membership produces approximately 80 percent of the total advertising volume placed by agencies nationwide.

Borough of Manhattan Community College

 As one of twenty-three colleges within The City University of New York, BMCC shares CUNY's mission to preserve academic excellence and extend higher educational opportunity to a diversified urban population. In addition, Borough of Manhattan Community College is dedicated to providing general, liberal arts, career education and continuing education programs, relevant to the needs, interests and aspirations of students of all ages.

The College is committed to offering quality education in pluralistic urban environment, to fostering excellence in teaching, to facilitate the enhancement of learning, and to sustaining full access to higher education for those who seek fulfillment of personal, career or socioeconomic goals. BMCC is also committed to providing collaborative programs and services responsive to the educational, cultural and recreational needs of the community.                         

City University of New York

The City University of New York provides high-quality, accessible education for more than 269,000 degree-credit students and 247,000 adult, continuing and professional education students at 24 campuses across New York City.

The University is an integrated system of senior and community colleges, graduate and professional schools, research centers, institutes and consortia. From certificate courses to Ph.D. programs, CUNY offers postsecondary learning to students of all backgrounds. It provides the city with graduates trained for high-demand positions in the sciences, technology, mathematics, teaching, nursing and other fields. As CUNY has grown, the University also has strengthened its mission as a premier research institution, building an array of modern facilities and expanding the ranks of its world-class faculty.                          

Deutsch Inc.

Deutsch Inc. is an American advertising agency headquartered in New York, New York. As a fully integrated service agency, Deutsch has been named "Agency of the Year" 10 times in the trade press and has appeared on Ad Age's "Best Places to Work" list two years running. Agency creative awards include Effies, Clios, Cannes Lions, Addys, Webbys, OneShow Pencils, and Emmy nominations. Deutsch has also been recognized for its diversity and inclusion efforts. In recent years, Deutsch was awarded the IPG Inclusion Award for Community Partnerships, the AAF Mosaic Award for Multicultural Talent in Advertising, the Live Out Loud Corporate Leadership Award, and the AEF Agency Award.

Early College Initiative

The Early College Initiative (ECI) at the City University of New York (CUNY) develops and supports innovative public schools across New York City that provide students from a broad range of backgrounds the opportunity to earn both a high school diploma and an associate degree (or up to two years of transferable college credit) at no cost to students and their families. The schools are designed to support students who have been historically underrepresented in higher education.

Each early college school is developed as a partnership with a CUNY college, offering a coherent program of study to ensure students' success in high school, college, and beyond. In addition to the college partner, ECI schools in the 9-14 model have one or more employer partners that provide hands-on work experiences through internships and professional mentoring in order to prepare students for careers in high-growth industries.

The Early College Initiative at CUNY began in 2003 as part of the Early College High School Initiative, a nationwide project sponsored by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Due to the work of ECI, New York City has one of the highest concentrations of early college schools in the U.S. As of September 2014, 7,000 students were enrolled in 17 early college schools. Of these students, approximately 74.2% are either Black or Hispanic, and 69% qualify for free or reduced-price lunches.

Momentum Worldwide

Momentum Worldwide is built on the simple truth that it's not what brands say, it's what they do that matters. That’s why Momentum delivers total brand experiences for brands, guided by the belief that today the most important product a brand makes—other than the product itself—is an experience. The experiences we build are “phygital” – living seamlessly in the physical and the digital worlds. Momentum’s work is driven by bringing proven value to brands and people wherever they may be, working across sports, events, music and entertainment sponsorships, advertising and activations—in all media including social and digital, product and package design, and all shopper and retail channels. Part of the Interpublic Group of Companies, we create experiences in over 40 countries for partners including American Express, Coca-Cola, Mondelez, Verizon, Walmart, William Grant & Sons, and many more. momentumww.com 

 

Multicultural Advertising Intern Program (MAIP)

Since its inception in 1973, MAIP has offered over 2,500 multicultural students a unique, paid, full-time summer internship at 4A'S participating agencies nationwide.

By combining real-world work experience, training and development, and networking opportunities within the industry, MAIP participants gain a valuable professional credential to better position themselves in the marketplace. Simultaneously, the program offers advertising agencies the opportunity to access top talent and strengthens the 4A’s efforts to enhance the workforce diversity of our industry.                         

Omnicom Media Group

Omnicom Media Group is the media services division of Omnicom Group Inc., the leading global advertising, marketing and corporate communications company, providing services to over 5,000 clients in more than 100 countries. Omnicom Media Group includes the full service media networks OMD Worldwide and PHD Network, leading global data and analytics company, Annalect, as well as several media specialist companies including search specialist Resolution, digital trading platform Accuen, Novus, Optimum Sports/Fuse, Outdoor Media Group, Content Collective, and direct response agency Pathway.

The Museum of Arts and Design

The Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) champions contemporary makers across creative fields, presenting artists, designers, and artisans who apply the highest level of ingenuity and skill to their work. Since the Museum's founding in 1956 by philanthropist and visionary Aileen Osborn Webb, MAD has celebrated all facets of making and the creative processes by which materials are transformed, from traditional techniques to cutting-edge technologies. Today, the Museum's curatorial program builds upon a rich history of exhibitions that emphasize a cross-disciplinary approach to art and design, and reveals the workmanship behind the objects and environments that shape our everyday lives. MAD provides an international platform for practitioners who are influencing the direction of cultural production and driving 21st-century innovation, fostering a participatory setting for visitors to have direct encounters with skilled making and compelling works of art and design.

The New York City Department of Education

The New York City Department of Education (DOE) serves more than 1.1 million students and their families in over 1,800 schools. We are committed to providing useful information to parents and families and offering them multiple opportunities to participate in our City's public school programs and initiatives.

The Paley Center for Media

The Paley Center for Media leads the discussion about the cultural, creative, and social significance of television, radio, and emerging platforms for the professional community and media-interested public. Drawing upon its curatorial expertise, an international collection, and close relationships with the leaders of the media community, the Paley Center examines the intersections between media and society.