Spring 2021 Industry Studios

As part of the Creative Leadership Academy (CLA), E4 Youth is offering college-aged youth opportunities to work directly with leading creative and technology industry partners including Verizon Media, frog Design, The Butler Bros. and Wunderman Thompson. Industry Studios also include E4 Youth’s business of music fellowship program Music Legacy ATX along with training as content creators through the Austin Digital Heritage Project.

Earn a $250 cash stipend as you train with industry professionals and qualify for employment with E4 Youth and our partners.



About the Creative Leadership Academy

The Creative Leadership Academy (CLA) works with creative and technology industry partners to provide professional level training and employment opportunities for college age youth of color and professional development for educators working with youth of color of all ages. Youth earn stipends as they build portfolios and become eligible for employment leading our high school enrichment clubs, creating digital and immersive content, and internship opportunities with E4 Youth’s industry partners.

CLA Requirements:

  • Ages 18 – 24
  • 20 hours a month CLA participation
    • Opt in to activities Mondays – Fridays, 6 – 10 p.m.
      • Portfolio/Resume Development
      • Virtual Talks with Industry Professionals
      • Employability Skill Development
      • Personal SWOT Analysis
  • Mandatory participation in a partner led weekly Industry Studio on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday 6 – 7:30 p.m.. February 3rd – March 25th, 2021

Key Dates

CLA Info Sessions: January 6th, 13th and 20th, 6 – 8 p.m.
Application Deadline: January 27th
Industry Studio Sessions Kick Off: February 3rd, 6 – 8 p.m.
Weekly Industry Studio Sessions: M – Th, 6 – 7:30 p.m.

CLA Alumni

Bryson Williams
Lead Creative – The Permanent Legacy Foundation, Austin TX

  • LBJ High School (Austin TX)
  • Texas State University Graduate
  • 5 E4 Youth internships at ad agencies and start ups
  • Job Propulsion Labs Portfolio School

Bryson Williams - E4 Youth Alumnus

Savannah Garza
DesignerMarina Arts District, Corpus Christi TX

Akins High School (Austin, TX)
St. Edwards University Graduate
Former E4 Youth Creative Mentor
Former Designer at Go Daddy

James Grandberry
Junior Copywriter, McGarrah Jessee, Austin TX

  • Journalism Degree, University of Texas at Austin
  • Current E4 Creative Mentor
  • Job Propulsion Labs Portfolio School

Andrea Danao
Interaction Design Intern, Nokia

  • BA in Sociology, UT Austin
  • Former E4 Creative Mentor
  • UI/UX Design Co-op, Johnson & Johnson
  • UI/UX Design Intern, The Permanent Legacy Foundation

Christopher Robinson
Associate Solutions Engineer at Tableau Software, Austin TX

  • BBA in Marketing, Texas State University
  • Former E4 Creative Mentor
  • Product Consultant, Tableau Software
  • Line Cook, Marco’s Italian Restaurant