Meet the Lunch and Learn Academy Partners

In response to the disruption that COVID-19 has caused to internships, budgets, jobs, and lives… The AD Club of New York’s Foundation Lunch & Learn Academy joined forces with #SAVETHEINTERNSHIPSNY (Rebecca Rivera), Keni Thacker’s The G.R.O.W.T.H. Initiative, and The Adversity Group (Shameka Brown & Julius Dunn, III) to provide an internship curriculum & experience this summer the wouldn’t negate the skill development that a traditional in-person internship is designed to provide.

What we have instead heard from the students and the visiting professionals who volunteered their time to provide tactical workshops, neuro-assessments, lectures on a myriad of current event topics, case study presentations, and much more…was that by coming together we were able to provide a more enriched and exciting way to engage them in a way that was deeply impactful beyond skill building…many commented on the bonds they were able to forge with others in the program, in spite of the physical limitations!

The program comes to an end this Wednesday, August 5, 2020 and just like the last day of summer camp, we will be sad to see them go, yet, proud of what we were able to accomplish in the wake of a moment in time they will never be forgotten, due in large part, to the collective contribution from our partners & friends!

Learn more about our partners below:


•  Keni Thacker’s 100 Roses from Concrete

•  Shameka Brown & Julius Dunn, III, The Only One There

•  Rebecca Rivera, Save the Internships NY 

About the Foundation:

Since 1986, The Advertising Club of New York (ACNY) Foundation, has been dedicated to supporting and connecting advertising, marketing and media professionals along their career paths. From high school students, to the C-suite, the AD Club seeks to provide opportunities and resources to promote, attract, retain & train a workforce of professionals that reflect all communities