The Information Lab and The Fedcap Group Announce Groundbreaking Partnership to Bring The Data School New York to Civic Hall @ Union Square

NEW YORK, NY – August 15, 2023 – Civic Hall, a company of The Fedcap Group, will partner with The Information Lab, a world-renowned data analytics consulting group. The two organizations signed an agreement during a ceremony at the future home of Civic Hall at Zero Irving in the vibrant Union Square area of New York City. This partnership represents a significant milestone in fostering educational collaborations to meet high-demand careers in the tech sector in New York City.

As a premier provider of training and consulting in Tableau and Alteryx software for data analytics, The Information Lab is expanding its unparalleled consultant training program, The Data School, into the United States in partnership with Civic Hall. Working directly with employers, The Information Lab connects Data School participants with real-world experience leading to permanent employment.

The initial agreement lasts for five years, with a mutual expectation for a long-term collaboration to continue well beyond this period.

“The Fedcap Group and The Information Lab agree that the digital skills divide is one that we can—and must—work to close, so to give as many people as possible a path to long-term economic well-being,” said Christine McMahon, President and CEO of The Fedcap Group. “Civic Hall’s partnership with The Information Lab is another example of exciting things to come.”

“Moving from London to New York is about more than just crossing an ocean. It’s about sharing what we’ve learned back home and diving into the vibrancy of this iconic city. Teaming up with Civic Hall feels right, like we’re part of a bigger journey – not just for us but for every New Yorker looking to dive into data,” said Tom Brown, Founder and Managing Director of The Information Lab.

“I am delighted that the Information Lab has entered a partnership with Civic Hall to enhance workforce development and job training opportunities for New Yorkers. We must ensure that all New Yorkers have access to opportunities that build skills to meet the challenges of a changing economic landscape, and I look forward to further collaboration in supporting our community through creative partnerships like this one,” said Council Member Carlina Rivera (D-02).

“With the Data School’s Information Lab joining LaGuardia Community College, Civic Hall’s tech training hub will now offer two top notch digital skills training organizations that will build a stronger, more equitable, tech ecosystem in New York City,” said New York City Economic Development (NYCEDC) President & CEO Andrew Kimball. “NYCEDC is proud to have facilitated the creation of this path breaking tech hub and looks forward to its formal opening this fall.”

“I am excited to see Civic Hall at Union Square bring in more great partners as we get closer to the opening semester. The Data School will be a strong resource as we look to invest in New Yorkers’ futures, bringing sustainable, high paying jobs within reach,” said Manhattan Borough President Mark Levine.

“Our partnership with The Information Lab, in addition to our partnership with LaGuardia Community College, is another step in our journey to creating a center for digital skills training for underserved communities in New York City,” said Seema Shah, Executive Director of Civic Hall. “With salaries that can reach six figures within a few years, students completing these courses will have employment opportunities not previously available to them, and without the need to take on student debt, a significant factor in fostering economic well-being for individuals starting their careers.”

Civic Hall @ Union Square in RAL’s new Zero Irving development at 124 East 14th Street will occupy 85,000 square feet on seven floors and offer flexible classrooms and convening spaces for the nation’s leading digital skills and technology job training organizations. In addition, a stunning and customizable conference and events center anchors Civic Hall for use by the whole community.

About The Data School
The Data School is distinguished for its track record of unlocking untapped potential. Its unique approach seeks out passionate individuals from diverse backgrounds, immersing them in a fully paid, rigorous four-month training in business intelligence tools Tableau and Alteryx. The commitment, however, doesn’t stop in the classroom. The program bridges participants’ transition into the data analytics realm and secures them two years of consulting placements. This hands-on experience fortifies their newfound skills, laying the foundation for successful, enduring careers.

About Civic Hall
Civic Hall’s mission is to support and enable best-in-class programs that help close the digital skills divide and plan for the needs of tomorrow’s workforce. Located in the heart of the NYC tech community at Union Square, Civic Hall will be a new, 85,000-square-foot learning and training center at the new state-of-the-art Zero Irving building. Civic Hall will facilitate groundbreaking partnerships among high-impact tenants and workforce training partners to work collectively to meet the needs of all New Yorkers, especially those from communities too often left behind. For more information, visit or email Seema Shah, Civic Hall’s Executive Director, at

About The Fedcap Group
For 87 years, The Fedcap Group has developed scalable, innovative, and disruptive solutions to some of society’s most pressing needs. Serving 340,000 people this past fiscal year, The Fedcap Group provides educational services to every age group, vocational training and job attainment in high-growth industries, as well as support services such as behavioral health services—all targeted to helping people achieve long-term self-sufficiency. The Fedcap Group also invests its time and resources in broader system change—working in partnership with federal, state, and local government to improve the way services are designed, funded, and delivered.

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