Lucy Leiderman is the COO of Retreaver and describes herself as a full stack marketer and digital strategist.
This summer she plans to launch the Creatives Table, a non-profit initiative aimed at empowering talented high school students with the knowledge and opportunity to learn about creative careers.
Lucy says she is working with School Board-designated "low income" schools to find students who excel in photography, writing, film, animation and other creative skills who can be placed with companies for between four to eight weeks in paid summer internship roles.
"There are two omnipresent droughts in the tech industry talent pool: developers and diversity. The need for both is well known and prevalent everywhere people dare to dream of a product, business or service that requires code," writes Lucy on her blog post detailing the scheme.
"Now we need to shine a light on the creatives of the world and explore the lack of diversity there -- in advertising, in design and the tech space," she adds.
Lucy is currently looking for start-ups to join the Creatives Table and mentions there is also federal funding for small businesses (less than 50 employees) that covers the cost of summer job opportunities for students.
Full details of her plans can be found on Lucy's blog post, so please contact her if you can help or pass the word around.