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Our mission is to elevate creative thinkers of color, amplifying their voices, driving connections, and inspiring their communities.

This month, The Boom List has partnered with the 4A's Foundation Multicultural Advertising Intern Program (MAIP) to highlight the 2020 program and this year's winners of two of the program's top awards: the Clarence Leroy​ Holte MAIP Fellow of the Year and The One Club / MAIP Creative ​Fellow of the Year. 

Charlai Cooper

The One Club / MAIP Creative ​Fellow of the Year
Jacksonville, FL

Give us your 140 character(ish) blurb about you.

"She’s called a Gemini/Cancer, book nerd, Disney stan, and storytelling machine. Obviously, there’s more. But she prefers the name Charlai."

What's your superpower?

"Whenever someone needs a pick-me-up or a boost of energy, I save the day by providing confidence, joy, and a much-needed source of light."

What's your most crafted skill?

"Defining a client's voice and translating their tone under multiple platforms."

What do you want to be known for?

"Always imaging the bright side of a sticky situation."

Aubrei Hayes

Diversity and Inclusion Specialist 
Clarence Leroy​ Holte MAIP Fellow of the Year
Bloomington, IN 

Give us your 140 character(ish) blurb about you.

"I'm a jubilant Diversity and Inclusion Specialist who believes that the promotion of self-love stimulates self-innovation and growth of diversity and inclusion within an organization. A vibrant activist passionate about body positivity and owning your story by leading innovative communities and living life fabulously."

What's your superpower?

"My superpower or specialty skill is loving on people and encouraging them to be the best they can be!"

What's your most crafted skill?

"Empowering others and promoting self-love and body positivity."

What do you want to be known for?

"I want to be known for creating inclusive communities and pushing for equal representation of ALL."


The 4A’s Foundation Multicultural Advertising Intern Program Fellowship has traditionally been a 22-week program that includes a 10-week paid internship at an advertising agency, providing fellows with real-world work experience. MAIP fellows have the opportunity to intern at locations nationally. 

The MAIP Virtual Engagement Program was born as the 4A’s Foundation’s response to COVID-19. Through co-created content with participating agencies and industry partners, the MAIP VEP provides diverse students the opportunity to engage, learn, and develop from industry experts, agency partners, and MAIP Coaches.

2020 Highlights: 
  • 90+ participating agencies/industry partners

  • 350+ fellows

  • 8 Summer Projects

  • 8 Semi-Finalist Teams

  • 2 Winning Teams

  • $25k in Summer Project Prizes

  • 40+ Discipline Trainings

  • 20 MAIP Labs

  • 15+ Transferable Skills Trainings

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