Tandus Centiva and Suzanne Tick, Inc. Partner with Publicolor

Publicolor strives to engage disaffected students through commercial painting, applied learning models

Tandus Centiva has partnered with Suzanne Tick, Inc. to raise funding and awareness for the Publicolor Summer Design Studio.

Publicolor is a youth development not-for-profit that has a multi-day, multi-year program continuum. It was developed to uniquely engage disaffected students through commercial painting and applied learning models to transform their institutional-looking schools to warm, welcoming student centric environments.

Through the Summer Design Studio (SDS), a seven week summer enrichment program, Publicolor teaches at-risk teenagers literacy and math through the scaffold of product design. The program is held at the Pratt Institute and helps participants with S.A.T. exam prep while experiencing life on a college campus.

Tandus Centiva and Suzanne Tick have created a venue for clients and customers to support this program. Suzanne Tick designs a collection of soft surface flooring products for Tandus Centiva. When a product from this collection is specified and purchased for an education project, Suzanne Tick, Inc. and Tandus Centiva have each committed a $0.10/sq. yd. (totaling a $0.20) donation to Publicolor. With over 40 STI designs to choose from, these K-12 and higher education specifications and purchases will positively impact the lives of Publicolor students.