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Volume 5, Number 2

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Page 48 of 83 Produce Ready-To-Drink Tea to meet Global Taste Preferences The Integrated Extraction System - NATURALLY Sara Kidner, principal of the School of Civic and Business Leadership at John Marshall said, "We're getting a brand new building—we also wanted to bring a new plan." As part of creating a portfolio of schools for parents and students to choose from, the district created three small schools to be housed within the new campus: A School of Civic and Business Leadership, the School of Engineering, and a School of Information Technology. "There's been extensive research within the district about high-perfor- mance school models and also about providing options and opportunities," Kidner said. "These are new and innovative schools to give students more of a choice as to what their education looks like." Monisa Mason, community and business coordinator at John Marshall High School of Civic and Business Leadership, acts as a liaison between stu- dents, teachers, business people, and community members. Mason said, "The purpose of the School of Civic and Business Leadership is to prepare students to be business and community leaders, teaching them the importance of giving back to their community, being engaged in their community, and really having the business skills to open their own business." A major part of that new plan for John Marshall is to have students open and run businesses. The momentum for opening a coffee shop came from discussions among the Alliance board and staffers at the school. Startup funds came from grants made by two foundations with deep ties to Cleveland: the Cleveland Foundation and the Gund Foundation. A coffee business partner The startup funds are going to two businesses: a coffee shop open now and a credit union to open in 2017. Finding a coffee business to partner with was easy, according to Kidner. She said, "Rising Star came to mind because they have a community impact thought process. So, I reached out and they were enthusiastic." John Johnson, director of coffee at Rising Star Coffee Roasters, teaches students from John Marshall's School of Civic and Business Leadership about the roasting process.

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