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Eli’s Cheesecake Provides $10,000 in Scholarships to The Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences

Eli’s President Marc Schulman, CHSAS Graduates and Scholarship Winners, Charlie Herrera and Alexandria Goins, with FFA Chapter Advisor Sheila Fowler and Eli’s Vice President, Jeff Anderson  at the Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences FFA  Banquet on May 1, 2013. At the FFA Banquet for the Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences held on May 1st, 2013, Marc Schulman, President of the Eli’s Cheesecake Company and Jeff Anderson, Vice President of Purchasing and Operations, presented three scholarships for CHSAS Graduates.

 The scholarships were awarded as follows:

Charles Herrara, President of the FFA Chapter at CHSAS, will be attending the College of Agriculture, Consumer & Environmental Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign majoring in Ag Economics. Herrara received the Aaron Easter Memorial Scholarship (given in memory of the son of University President Robert Easter and Cheryl Easter) for $2,500 and also the Eli M. Schulman & Robert Hatoff Memorial Scholarship (given in memory of the founder of Eli’s Cheesecake and his dearest friend, the late Robert Hatoff, the owner of Allen Brothers Meats) for $2,500.

Carly Trinley will be attending the College of Agriculture, Consumer & Environmental Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign majoring in Animal Science. Trinley received the Aaron Easter Memorial Scholarship (given in memory of the son of University President Robert Easter and Cheryl Easter) for $2,500.

Alexandria Goins will be attending Bradley University. Goins received the Eli M. Schulman & Robert Hatoff Memorial Scholarship (given in memory of the founder of Eli’s Cheesecake and his dearest friend, the late Robert Hatoff, the owner of Allen Brothers Meats) for $2,500.

The Eli’s Cheesecake Company is proud of its partnership with CHSAS over the years, and is glad to be able to support education and the future of Agriculture through these students.

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Sweet Like Honey: Eli’s Cheesecake and Chicago High School for Agriculture Sciences

Since 1991, Eli’s Cheesecake Company has partnered with the Chicago School of Agriculture Sciences (CHSAS) providing job shadowing, mentor programs and internships.  We are very proud to be featured along with CHSAS in the National Honey Board’s article “Baking with Honey” http://www.bakingwithhoney.com/news/2013/01/17/sweet-like-honey-elis-cheesecake-chsas-partnership-stronger-than-ever/

Eli’s Wildflower Honey Cheesecake is made with honey harvested by CHSAS.  The CHSAS students harvest, prepare and bottle their wildflower honey for this product providing Eli’s with approximately 2,000 pounds of honey annually.   All proceeds from purchasing the honey and a portion of the proceeds from the Wildflower Honey Cheesecakes sales go to the CHSAS’s college scholarship fund for seniors.   If you are interested in more information about Eli’s Wildflower Honey Cheesecake and a video about the  CHSAS honey, click here http://shop.elicheesecake.com/product/cheesecake_honey

Eli's Wildflower Honey Cheesecake made with honey from CHSAS

 

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Eli’s/Wright College’s Farmer’s Market to host Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences Graduation and the Illinois Dept. of Agriculture

Eli’s Cheesecake and Wright College were happy to host the Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences’ graduation.  We were also paid a special visit from the Illinois Department of Agriculture.  They are in the process of launching a new product logo and mission, “Buy Illinois”.  Eli’s was one of five Illinois-based businesses asked to host a launch party for the new logo.  Our farmer’s market was also visited by Nissan and the new Nissan Leaf. 

 

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Chicago Tribune Food Policy Writer Renee Enna Speaks to Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences Students as part of the Summer Sustainable Agriculture Entrepreneurship Program sponsored by Eli’s, Wright College and CHSAS

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Renee Enna and CHSAS Students

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Commencement Day 2010 at the Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences

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One of Eli’s Cheesecake’s longest and most important partnerships is with the Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences. Located in the Mt. Greenwood neighborhood on the far south west side of Chicago on the last working farm in the City, CHSAS is a national model for its success in producing leaders in food science, animal sciences, life sciences and the over 200 careers related to agriculture.

Commencement Day is always a special occasion for Eli’s President, Marc Schulman, who serves as a co-chair of the Business Advisory Board for the school.

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For the 2010 commencement ceremony, CHSAS was honored to have Dr. Molly Jahn, the Dean of the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and former Deputy Secretary for Research, Education and Economics at the US Department of Agriculture deliver the commencement address. Dr. Jahn has been a strong supporter of the mission of CHSAS and it was great to have her share an inspiring message with our graduates and their families. In the photo above, Dr. Jahn recognizes the “Top Ten” for their academic accomplishments. It is most fitting that CHSAS Valedictorian, Dantrell Cotton, will be entering Dr. Jahn’s College at UW-Madison.

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David Gilligan, former Principal of CHSAS and Senior Officer of the Chicago Public Schools, Principal William Hook, and Business Advisory Board Co-Chairs Rouhy Shalabi and Marc Schulman thank Dr. Jahn for her speech at the 2010 graduation.

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Eli’s Marc Schulman and Master Ag Teacher, Lucille Shaw, thank Dr. Jahn for her support of student scholarships and leadership opportunities for CHSAS students to pursue their educational dreams at the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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Job Shadow Day at Eli’s Cheesecake with the students from the Chicago High School of Agricultural Sciences

This Year Eli’s Cheesecake was proud to host the CHSAS Job Shadow Experience.  Twelve students from the High School from Agricultural Sciences took the tour of our facilities and learned not only about the process on making our desserts but also the steps necessary to bring a product to market.

Eli’s Cheesecake has been a long time supporter of CHSAS and uses their honey to create delicious treats like our Wildflower Honey Cheesecake!

 

 

 

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CHSAS will be a weekly presence at the Eli’s Cheesecake/Wright College Farmers Market

Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences Farmstand comes to the northwest side.

Produce, Crafts and Honey from the Ag School are favorites of the Mt. Greenwood and Beverly communities For the summer of 2009, CHSAS will be a weekly presence at the Eli’s Cheesecake/Wright College Farmers Market. Scott Simon of NPR highlighted the students and programs recently on NPR Weekend Edition Saturday.

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Students at Chicago’s High School for Agricultural Sciences learn from farming livestock and crops, but they also train for several other careers. Ag High’s curriculum includes subjects such as English, history and science, along with classes literally taught in the field.

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Summer Entrepreneurship Food Program at Eli’s Welcomes Jim Slama, President of Sustain, to speak to CHSAS students

One of the highlights of the Summer Entrepreneurship Food Program that is hosted by Wright College and Eli’s Cheesecake for a select group of students from the Chicago High School of Agricultural Sciences is a guest
speaker from the food industry each week.

This week, we were honored to welcome Jim Slama, the President of Sustain, which is one of the country’s leading
non-profit organizations working for a healthy environment. For the past few years Sustain has been supporting the growth of a regional food system in the Midwest by establishing markets for many organic and sustainable family farms inIllinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin.

One of Sustain’s most successful programs is FamilyFarmed.org, which includes a website, food label, and EXPO to support Midwestern organic farmers by connecting them with consumers and commercial buyers. FamilyFarmed.org creates sustainable economic development, builds community, and contributes to a healthy environment by encouraging people to buy food from local producers.

Jim made a tremendous committment to expanding opportunities for small farms and other producers with his editing of “Organic Harvest,” an action plan for local, organic and family farmed foods. The report can be downloaded at http://familyfarmed.org/

 

 

 

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Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences Honey for Eli’s WildFlower Honey Bar at Starbucks highlighted on CBS2 Chicago

We thank Pam Jones, Reporter at CBS2 Chicago, for visiting the students at the Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences and seeing the harvesting of the honey that is being used in Eli’s WildFower Honey Bar that is available at Starbucks in Chicago and Wisconsin.

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Local School Grows Honey For Sweet Coffee Treat

Eli’s Wildflower Honeybar Hits Stores Wednesday

 

http://cbs2chicago.com/topstories/local_story_136183501.html

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(CBS) CHICAGO It’s a sweet opportunity for one Chicago high school.

Students are teaming up with Starbucks and Eli’s Cheesecake to offer a new dessert treat.

CBS 2′s Pamela Jones reports on a honey of a business deal.

The honey from these bees is about to cause quite a buzz in the Chicago area.

“It’s delicious,” said student Ryan Jameson.

Students at Chicago High School for Agriculture and Science are harvesting honey fro the hives to help make a new treat.

Eli’s Wildflower Honey Bar is produced at Eli’s Cheesecake’s Chicago bakery.

Student Ryan Jameson helped research the bees, but he admits the stinging potential was intimidating.

“I’m more focused on the honey than the bees,” he said.

Tim Martin helped raise the bees.

He tasted the sweet success of their honey in a project last year.

“I think it’s really neat to have some work that I’ve done popular in stores around the city,” he said.

Students have been raising bees at Chicago High School for Agriculture and Science for two years. When they started, they only had two hives. After they entered this latest project, they had to up that number to 16.

“This is an opportunity for them to see the bees pollinating flowers, going to the beehive, the honey being made and being produced,” said supervisor Bryant Biegaj.

Now, students and staff can’t wait to see the fruits of their labor with the bees fly off store shelves. They’ll be at Starbucks stores all over Chicagoland and in Wisconsin.

Sales of the Wildflower Honeybar start Wednesday. They’ll cost $2.25.

(© MMVI, CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved.)

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Lewis Lazare in the Chicago Sun Times highlights the introduction of Eli’s WildFlower Honey Bar at Starbucks made with honey from the Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences

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Honey of a deal for Eli’s, Starbucks and city school

Coffee giant Starbucks is teaming up with two local organizations, the Eli’s Cheesecake Co. and the Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences, to bring local residents a new sweet called the Wildflower Honey Bar, which will be available for $2.25 in all area Starbucks outlets starting Wednesday.

The bar’s ingredients include a graham cracker crust, yellow cake, ricotta cheese, almonds and, most significantly, fresh honey from bee hives tended by students at the agricultural sciences school, the only one of its kind in the Chicago Public School system. The school was founded 21 years ago on farmland owned by the Chicago Public Schools in the Mount Greenwood neighborhood on the city’s Far Southwest side. Among the school’s many “firsts,” student Corey Flournoy became the first African American to be elected president of the 500,000-member Future Farmers of America in 1994.

Marc Schulman, president of Eli’s Cheesecake, said he has worked for several years with the agricultural school, and so the school was his first choice to provide the honey for the new bar that will be added to the lineup of desserts and bars Eli’s already provides to local Starbucks outlets.

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