Established in 1997, the 4A’s Foundation is committed to identifying, developing, empowering and ensuring the most diverse talent enters and succeeds in the marketing industry. We achieve this through our robust initiatives and programs aimed at discovering and cultivating talent across their educational and professional career journey: Education (High Schools), Dear Black Talent, Multicultural Advertising Intern Program (MAIP) Fellowship and Alumni, Scholarships, Spotify Pulse, and Vanguard.
MAIP Fellows engage in a 22-week, nationwide fellowship during which they receive professional development through training, one-on-one coaching, labs and other opportunities to build community and learn from leaders in the advertising, marcomms and tech industries. The Golden Gala celebrates a milestone of 50 years of the MAIP program providing college students nationwide training, paid internships and job placement with up to 87% of participants hired each year.
We have provided over $3.5 million dollars in awards, grants and scholarships to deserving students studying advertising, marketing, media, creative arts and public relations. The MAIP Alumni Association of over 4,300+ professionals is the largest diverse community in the industry. Our High School initiatives have prepared more than 1,000 diverse high school students for careers in Marketing.