The BrandLab’s mission is to change the face and voice of the marketing industry by introducing, guiding and preparing diverse students for careers in marketing and advertising. We believe in a future industry that reaches new heights through the creativity of people of any race or socioeconomic background.
The BrandLab exposes students to marketing careers in the high school classroom, hires and places summer interns, and supports students from the end of their internship to landing a full-time position in the indsutry. The BrandLab also works directly with the industry to create bias-free professional environments so that diverse talent can thrive.
Marketers are in a unique position of power and influence. Our population is undisputedly becoming more multicultural; and it’s imperative that the industry includes authentic voices at the table to connect with all diverse audiences. Companies who invest in diversity and inclusion are statistically proven to build better teams, better companies, and better results. To make this a reality, we must address unconscious bias and historical, discriminatory barriers to entry and acceptance.
The Emma Bowen Foundation is building a more diverse media industry.
We recruit promising students of color and place them in multi-year paid internships at some of the nation’s leading media, PR and technology companies, provide the media and tech industries with a pipeline of young talent and emerging leadership, and advocate for best practices in diverse hiring, retention, and advancement.
We believe that diversity is important in all aspects of the media industry, from the correspondents in front of the camera to the media sales departments bringing in revenue to the coders and engineers who are changing the way we access and understand content. With this in mind, we prepare our students for careers in one of our three program tracks – the Business of Media, the Content of Media, and the Innovation of Media.
The LAGRANT Foundation is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to increase the number of ethnic minorities in the fields of advertising, marketing and public relations by providing scholarships, career & professional development workshops, mentorships and internships/entry-level positions to African American/Black, Alaska Native/Native American, Asian American/Pacific Islander and Hispanic/Latino undergraduate and graduate students. Our goal is to open the proverbial door for minorities by providing the necessary resources and tools not commonly available to many minorities entering the fields of advertising, marketing and public relations.
The PRSA Foundation is an independent, 501 (c) (3) charitable organization that is committed to promoting diversity among public relations professionals and companies so that they can best serve the public good and address the needs of a diverse world.
The PRSA Foundation supports programs that attract, assist and prepare young adults to enter the public relations profession, and works with employers and industry organizations to create workplace-based inclusion efforts to welcome, support and retain a diverse workforce.
Headquartered in New York City, the PRSA Foundation was chartered under section 403 of the New York State Corporation Law as a not-for-profit organization.