Meet the First 15 Creatives Accepted Into One School, a New Program Elevating Black Talent

The students come from a wide range of backgrounds

a grid of multiple smiling black men and women
From top l. to bottom r.: Barbara Polanco, Van Leigh Armer, Jamal Parker, Laura V Eley, Tarahgee Morris, Temiloluwa Thomas, Liz Culton. One Club

One School, the ad school program for Black creatives launched by nonprofit One Club for Creativity in July and led by Spotify creative director Oriel Davis-Lyons, has unveiled its first 15 recruits as it prepares to launch on the East Coast Sept. 8.

@saramayspary Sara Spary is a freelance journalist based in London. She's been a reporter for eight years, covering advertising and consumer brands.