Core Academy and chow. Launch New Collaborative Internship Program: chow. to the Core

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Core Academy and chow. Launch New Collaborative Internship Program:
chow. to the Core
Apron Tying Ceremony at 12:30 p.m. Tomorrow – Tuesday, May 10 
A new partnership between Core Academy and chow. — called chow. to the Core — is about to take over the beloved Downtown Las Vegas eatery. It may seem like a simple idea on the surface, but the results will profoundly shape the lives of local high school students for years to come by providing them with unprecedented experience in the restaurant industry. The groundbreaking model is the definition of project-based mentoring (a cornerstone of the Core Academy movement) and will catapult the students to greater professional success after high school graduation.
This bold internship program is redefining what it means to be a true community partner. When Chef Natalie Young opened up her three Downtown establishments (chow., eat. and bite.) she always knew she wanted to work with kids, especially Southern Nevada’s most under-resourced students. After speaking with the students at Core Academy earlier this year, the two organizations immediately felt the synergy, and the idea for chow. to the Core came to fruition.
The first cohort of chow. to the Core interns will be inducted at a special Apron Tying Ceremony on Tuesday, May 10 at12:30 p.m. with Clark County Commissioner Lawrence Weekly on hand to deliver a proclamation. There are 16 Core Academy students participating in the first wave of the program. Chef Natalie will take these students under her wing and teach them every facet of the restaurant industry. Starting out as bussers and servers, the students will progress through the ranks at chow. Ultimately, some will become chefs, some will step into managerial roles, and some will start taking home paychecks to their families. Every student must stay in the program for a minimum of six months and a maximum of three years.
More information below:
WHAT
Launch of chow. to the Core internship program featuring a special Apron Tying Ceremony with the first 16 student apprentices.
WHEN
Tuesday, May 10
12:30 p.m. start time
(Media may arrive starting at noon to set up)
WHERE 
chow.
1020 Fremont Street
Las Vegas, NV 89101
WHO
Interview opportunities will be available with the following:
— Natalie Young, chef and owner of chow.
— Lawrence Weekly, Clark County Commissioner
— The first 16 Core Academy students inducted into the chow. to the Core program
— Executive teams from Core Academy and The Rogers Foundation
MEDIA
Media are strongly encouraged to attend the launch of this revolutionary collaborative. There will be photo and video opportunities, as well as interview opportunities with everyone involved. To confirm attendance, contact Ryan Marquardt at ryanm@jeffwagneragency.com.
About chow.
Preceded by eat. and followed by bite., Chef Natalie Young opened her second beloved Downtown Las Vegas restaurant -chow. – for the city’s notorious late night owls. Rockin’ good food is the heart and soul of chow., which celebrates both southern-style food and Chinese cuisine. A celebration of diversity in all forms, chow. welcomes everyone and dedicates itself to the most sustainable ingredients possible. Every meal is fresh, responsibly sourced and consciously, carefully prepared. For more information, visit www.chowdtlv.com.
About Core Academy
Core Academy, powered by The Rogers Foundation, believes all children have the right to reach their full potential and pursue individual success. With a mission to strengthen character, build brilliant minds and create brighter futures for our community’s most under-resourced youth, Core Academy is the most innovative and comprehensive education model in Southern Nevada. For more information, follow on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, or visit www.core-academy.org.
About The Rogers Foundation
The Rogers Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization based in Las Vegas, Nevada. Founded in 2013 by James E. and Beverly Rogers, The Rogers Foundation awards scholarships to individual students in Southern Nevada and grants to educational institutions, artists and organizations that support the arts in Southern Nevada. For more information, visit www.therogers.foundation.
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Media Contacts:
Jeff Wagner Agency
Ryan Marquardt
ryanm@jeffwagneragency.com
309-531-7464

Michelle Loosbrock
michelle@jeffwagneragency.com
702-287-4130