Sandy Hook Promise Partners with BIC

8/27/2018 Unknown 0 Comments

In a conversation between BIC Program Director Nancy Tag and Michael Doody, BIC Portfolio Defense Judge and SUPER AWESOME Industry Planner, Nancy mentioned that she was looking for a fall semester capstone partner that tapped into the national zeitgeist. Then she went to the bathroom.

Upon her return, Michael had already called up Dawn Lyons, VP of Marketing at Sandy Hook Promise, who gave a tentative thumbs up. After a few more conversations (and coordination with capstone Professor Katina Scott), BIC is now able (and excited) to announce our Fall 2018 client:

Sandy Hook Promise is a national non-profit organization founded and led by several family members whose loved ones were killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School on December 14, 2012. Based in Newtown, Connecticut, its intent is to honor all victims of gun violence by turning their tragedy into a moment of transformation by providing programs and practices that protect children and prevent the senseless, tragic loss of life. 

This semester, BICsters in the Class of 2019 will be working with Sandy Hook Promise along with Professor Scott and Creative Director Brianna Bishop to insure that high school students become actionable advocates in the fight against gun violence. The Client Pitch for this project will be in mid-December.

Past capstone partners have been Grove School of Engineering, Columbia Children's Health, Colin Powell School for Global Leadership, and the UJA. For the UJA project, Program Manager Pamela Schuller said that "working with the BIC Program, staff, and students was incredible. By the end of the semester, we were left with concrete and creative ideas that we are able to bring to life. Their work was inspired and they truly listened to what we, as clients, wanted. Every moment that we spent with the BIC Program was worth our time. We wish we could do that every year!"