The Pillar - September 2018 - Cornerstone Schools
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The Pillar – September 2018


The Pillar | September 2018
Cornerstone Teacher Studies Design Thinking at Stanford
Have you heard of Design Thinking?
Renate Matthews, Business Teacher and Advisor at Cornerstone Health + Technology High School attended the Design Thinking Bootcamp at Stanford University this summer, where she learned about this new method for problem-solving.
Alumni Feature: Armani Sanford Pursuing Her Dream of a Medical Career
Armani Sanford graduated from Cornerstone Leadership & Business High School in 2018.
She’s currently pursuing her bio-sciences degree with a goal of becoming a doctor.
Read her story to find out how Cornerstone’s Career Pathways helped her with her career decisions. 
Cornerstone CEO Reid Gough – The Cornerstone For Life Promise
Cornerstone CEO Reid Gough was interviewed on Comcast Newsmakers last month.
Watch the program to learn more about how we prepare our scholars for careers and college.
Welcome Angie Schmucker!
We’re pleased to announce that Angie Schmucker has joined Cornerstone as our new Chief Development Officer.
Previously, she was with Oakland University, serving as Director of Development for the School of Education. We’re excited to have her guiding the development team as they raise funds to support the Cornerstone Mission.
Welcome aboard, Angie! 
Can You Help Us Make a Difference?
Over 3,300 children are currently enrolled at Cornerstone Schools, with a waiting list of over 800 students.
Your gift will help us provide students in Detroit with an excellent education and a foundation for higher learning, along with unique learning opportunities that will help them discover their purpose in life and motivation to help them achieve their dreams.
Business Pros Shared Expertise at MENtoring in the 21st Century
This month’s MENtoring in the 21st Century event featured emcee Andrew Humphrey, along with business professionals Hiram Jackson, Rich Sheridan and Eric Thomas.
These men took time to share their expertise and experiences, inspiring the Cornerstone students and everyone in attendance. Fourteen students from the Cornerstone Health + Technology High School were in attendance.
Cornerstone Students Engage With Technology
Have you heard about TEALS? It stands for Technology Education and Literacy for Students, and Cornerstone Health + Technology High School has a TEALS class.
The Microsoft-originated initiative is hands-on and allows the students to express their creativity through programming.