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Publicolor Inc.

  • Publicolor Inc.
  • 20 West 36th Street
    9th Floor
  • New York, NY 10018
  • (212) 213-6121
  • 1996
  • Jose Figueroa
  • Program Director of Next Steps and Youth Development
  • (212) 213-6121

Program Description

Publicolor is a stay-in-school youth development program that engages high-risk students in their education 3 days a week for 4-6 years through a continuum of design-based programs that mentor them for success in college, career, and life. Publicolor offers several programs that engage students with art.

Graduating high school seniors are paired with mentors and awarded a 5-year gap scholarship to support their success in college or a post-secondary accreditation program. Providing a pathway to their chosen career ensures that Publicolor students break out of the cycle of poverty and into the middle class.

Services Provided

  • Arts and cultural
  • College admissions guidance and counseling
  • College transition and retention support
  • Community service/service hours
  • Leadership development
  • Mentoring
  • Scholarships and last-dollar grants
  • Science, tech, engineering, & math (STEM)


Education Level and
Number of Students

  • High School: 317
  • Middle School: 300
  • Elementary School: 300
  • Post-secondary: 0
  • Non-traditional: 0

Populations Served

  • Academically At-risk
  • Academically High-performing
  • ESL Students


  • Less than 25%

Colleges Attended
by Alumni

  • CUNY Hunter College
  • CUNY LaGuardia Community College
  • CUNY Lehman College
  • CUNY New York City College of Technology
  • SUNY at Albany

Matriculation & Completion

  • 4-yr College Matriculation: 100%