Grant Funds Apprenticeship Program at Alcuin

Jean-Claude Saada
Jean-Claude Saada

Alcuin School will soon be able to launch a new business apprenticeship program thanks to a $1 million grant from the Saada Family Foundation.

The donation is earmarked to support a business incubator program for International Baccalaureate students in Alcuin’s Upper School. The goal is to encourage students to develop businesses with an emphasis on social good, healthy living, and sustainability.

“Our gift will support a new initiative that will inspire innovative ventures throughout Alcuin’s Upper School,” said Cambridge Holdings chairman and CEO Jean-Claude Saada, a former Alcuin board member and current advisory board chairman. “This program will allow students to take up the call to flex their minds and apply their individual talents and collective passions to a goal that serves us all — creating a better world for their generation and for generations to come.”

The program follows on the heels of Alcuin’s opening of an Innovation Studio last fall. Students will develop modules that will be judged by an outside committee of industry leaders who can offer guidance to help brings the concepts to fruition.

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