The Social Justice Center (SJC) at FIT is the first-of-its-kind effort in higher education, established to alleviate the systemic problems faced by BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and people of color) youth, college students, and working professionals that prevent entry into an educational and career pipeline resulting in professional success in the fashion and creative industries.

The SJC at FIT will be unique in its ability to lead and collaborate with industry partners from the public and private sectors to holistically address diversity issues faced by BIPOC individuals throughout the entirety of their education and career life stages.

Offering expansive financial, educational, and career support, the SJC advances BIPOC youth, college students, and professionals by creating sustainable pathways for development and advancement so that they succeed and build meaningful careers in the fields that drive the creative economy.

We can only make creative industries more equitable if we invest in sustained and meaningful change.