Allison+Partners, a global integrated marketing, and communications agency, has been selected to increase Thrive Scholars’ visibility as they work to expand their program across the U.S. Thrive Scholars is a national nonprofit organization that provides opportunities for high-achieving students of color from economically disadvantaged communities with the programs they need to excel at top colleges and in high trajectory careers.
Celebrating their 20th anniversary this year, Thrive Scholars originated in Los Angeles as South Central Scholars (SCS), a scholarship program focused on high-achieving, Black students from low-income communities in South Central Los Angeles. Since 2001, the organization has worked to close the opportunity gap that results in a lack of inclusive and diverse representation in selective colleges and large companies. Thrive’s six-year program supports students starting their junior year of high school and throughout college by providing expert college advising, academic preparation, social-emotional support, financial help, and career development services. Thrive’s ultimate goal is to see talented students of color develop the economic mobility to become the corporate, civic, and academic leaders the country needs.
“With our support and unique program approach, our Scholars are prepared to realize their full potential and set career goals traditionally considered out of reach for students with their background due to systemic barriers,” said Steve Stein, CEO, Thrive Scholars. “We’re excited to move forward with Allison+Partners to share Thrive’s impact more broadly with the key influencers and stakeholders of our work and the corporate community as we seek to expand opportunities for our Scholars.”
“Allison+Partners is proud to have been appointed by the Thrive Scholars team to help them celebrate their 20th anniversary and share the amazing work that their team and Scholars are accomplishing,” said Scott Pansky, co-founder, Allison+Partners. “The inspiring successes of Thrives Scholars and its expansion into new cities will truly provide opportunities to increase the number of students it can serve. We look forward to supporting the Thrive team to reach their goals and promote their impact on communities nationwide.”
Allison+Partners is a global integrated marketing and communications agency driven by a collaborative approach to innovation and creativity. The agency was named by PRovoke Media as one of its Global Agencies of the Decade, North American Agencies of the Year, and Best Agencies to Work For. The agency was also named by PRWeek as a Best Places to Work for four consecutive years and recognized as one of the U.K.’s Fastest Growing Agencies. Allison+Partners operates in 34 markets worldwide and is organized around four practices: Consumer Brands, Corporate + Public Affairs, Healthcare, and Technology. The agency’s Marketing Innovation Team, which combines brand strategy, integrated marketing, creative, research, and measurement expertise into one offering, works across these practices to deliver integrated storytelling for clients. Allison+Partners is owned by Stagwell, one of the fastest growing and most influential marketing and communications networks in the world. Agency partners leverage Stagwell’s technology, data analytics, insights, and strategic consulting solutions to drive measurable results and optimize return on marketing investment for more than 1,700 clients worldwide. For more information, visit www.allisonpr.com.
About Thrive Scholars
Thrive Scholars’ goal is to see high-achieving students of color develop the inter-generational wealth and financial security their more privileged peers take for granted and become the diverse corporate, civic, and academic leaders our country needs. The organization provides talented students from economically disadvantaged communities with the financial, academic, and social-emotional support they need to get into a top college, achieve academic success during college (with programs like Summer Academy), graduate from college, and pursue fulfilling jobs and careers. Thrive offers a multi-stage, integrated program of support to ensure students get into the top colleges in the country and thrive during college and graduate to pursue fulfilling careers. For more information, visit www.thrivescholars.org.