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The Pillar – November 2018


The Pillar | November 2018
Cornerstone Alumna Comes Back for Partner Morning
There are many stories about Cornerstone’s Partner Program and how it results in long-term relationships between students and their adult Partners, who often stay connected for years.
We recently heard from Lindsay Jenkins, a Cornerstone alumna and fashion design student who is a current Partner. She enjoys mentoring students and teaching them the lessons she’s learned as an entrepreneur.
New Developments in Career Pathways for Manufacturing
Cornerstone is excited to welcome Mike Mountain to our team! Mr. Mountain is the new Manufacturing instructor at Cornerstone Health + Technology High School. He comes to us after spending 25+ years in skilled trades with General Motors, from which he retired. He has taught skilled trades courses at Monroe Community College, along with other local high schools and trade schools. 
Mountain’s classroom is a state-of-the-art manufacturing space, where students learn in a hands-on environment. This space was equipped courtesy of our Manufacturing Career Pathways Partners. Mr. Mountain is very enthusiastic to teach in this environment, and our students are enthusiastic to learn. 
Teachers with Passion: Scott Cairo
We’re always looking for teachers who are as passionate about education as we are.
Click below to meet Madison-Carver principal Scott Cairo and learn why he feels so strongly about investing in our students.
If you know of a teacher who is passionate about education, please forward this newsletter and ask them to apply here:
Cornerstone WPA Chess Team Pursues Top Ranking
Cornerstone’s Washington-Parks Academy chess team is making great strides this year, winning three of their four tournaments so far this season.
The WPA team, coached by Rashaun Maddox, plays in the City League series. “Last year, we finished in 3rd place. This year, our goal is to be first,” Maddox said. The team has ten members from first grade to eighth grade.
Chess is an important extra-curricular activity at Cornerstone. Next month, we’ll provide an update on the Jefferson-Douglass team. Best of luck to our chess teams!
Cornerstone Grads Obtain Apprenticeships
Cornerstone’s Career Pathways can provide students with opportunities to earn paid apprenticeships in skilled trades.
National Apprenticeship Week was earlier this month, so we’re recognizing Gianna Brewster, Jaylen Hunter, and Justin Ford, Cornerstone graduates now pursuing careers as electricians.
Jaylen is currently working with Consolidated Electric on a new Marriott Hotel project in Petoskey, while Gianna and Justin are working and taking classes in pursuit of their apprenticeship certifications. We are so proud of our graduates!
Invest in the Future with Your IRA
Sandy and Tom Youngblood have been supporting the students of Cornerstone for more than 25 years. “We go all the way back to when Clark Durant and Cardinal Maida got together to start Cornerstone, and we’ve been here ever since,” Tom says.
Sandy and Tom recently made a donation to Cornerstone to show their support in a very special way.
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