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January 29, 2015 – The Queens Courier

High school brings colorful posters to Queens businesses

A local high school is designing posters and fliers for independent Glendale and Ridgewood businesses. Andrew Drozd teaches three art and design classes at the Academy of Urban Planning in Bushwick where students work with local businesses in Brooklyn and Queens to apply design techniques to real world applications like advertisement. “This is something that’s still in its infancy but we’re learning,” Drozd said. “Students appreciate what they’re learning if there’s a real value attached to it.”



Seotember 17, 2014 – Fast Company

Following IBM's Lead, SAP Just Opened A Six-Year High School In New York City

Now corporations are running public high schools. But in this case, it'll prepare students for high-demand science and technology careers and maybe even funnel them into a job at the company.



June 22, 2014 – Metro Graphics Reporter

GCSF Presents “Champion of Education” Award to Jack Powers and Scholarship Grants to 28 Metro Area Students

Leave it to polymath Jack Powers to inspire students with a quipu, the string of “talking knots” used by the Incas as a data recording device hundreds of years ago. 

Wielding a quipu knotted with the major events of his own life as a metaphor for personal development, Powers accepted the 2014 Champion of Education Award from the Graphic Communications Scholarship Foundation (GCSF) at its 12th annual scholarship awards presentation ceremony on June 19. He directed his quipu lesson mainly at 28 students who shared $56,000 worth of study grants from GCSF, which has presented a total of $416,000 in scholarships to 116 students of graphic design and production since the fund’s inception in 2002.



June 13, 2014 – Kleinfeld

High School of Fashion Industries Students Shine in 2014 Bridal Challenge

For the past three years, Kleinfeld has worked closely with the High School of Fashion Industries to provide students with an opportunity to see their designs come to life within a renowned couture environment. Yesterday, Kleinfeld’s salon was transformed once again into a runway where three competition finalists could showcase their bridal designs before the eyes of several industry gurus. This year’s finalists included Hadassa Dorcean, Lashun Costor, and Stacy Isaacs.


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