In Its First Year, the One School Has Trained 84 Black Creatives, With 80% of Grads Hired

Major agencies and brands have been quick to recruit the free program's students

Driving relevance means driving growth. Join global brands and industry thought leaders at Brandweek, Sept. 11–14 in Miami, for actionable takeaways to better your marketing. 50% off passes ends April 10.

One School, a free 16-week portfolio school for Black creatives, launched a year ago, aiming to bring more diversity into the ad industry. One year into its existence, the school, led by Spotify creative director Oriel Davis-Lyons and created in partnership with The One Club for Creativity, has graduated its first classes and has expanded to include four cities. The success it has had in helping Black creatives land jobs in prominent agencies and companies bodes well for an industry that has had difficulty finding diverse voices.

The programs in Atlanta, Chicago, Los Angeles and New York have prepared 84 Black creatives—65% of whom are women—to enter the industry in its first year.



Subscribe today!

To Read the Full Story Become an Adweek+ Subscriber

View Subscription Options

Already a member? Sign in