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Strong Communities Grantee EDWINS Leadership and Restaurant Institute profiled in the news

Posted April 16, 2014 in News Items

Strong Communities Grantee EDWINS Leadership and Restaurant Institute profiled in the news

(4.16.14) EDWINS Leadership and Restaurant Institute, a Saint Luke’s Foundation Strong Communities Grantee, recently graduated its first class of 29 graduates. These students, who attended EDWINS’ six-month classroom and training program, are moving on to assume duties with notable restaurants throughout Greater Cleveland. Their accomplishments, and the backstory of EDWINS, were detailed in a Crain’s Cleveland Business blog post. You can read the post here.

EDWINS, an acronym for education wins, is developing a new generation of leaders in the culinary industry by training returning ex-offenders for long-term, successful careers in fine dining restaurants. EDWINS successfully piloted the culinary arts training program in an Ohio prison and the Northeast Ohio Pre-release Center in Cleveland. In 2013, with support from Saint Luke’s Foundation, EDWINS launched the second phase of its restaurant and leadership institute – a restaurant located in Shaker Square that allows participants the opportunity to train and use the skills they learn to operate a fine dining restaurant.

We at Saint Luke’s Foundation congratulate this first class of EDWINS graduates and wish them well as they progress in their careers!