St. Luke's Head of School, Mark Davis, joined Connecticut Congressman, Jim Himes, for an extensive tour of Inspirica, an organization serving the homeless. The tour was led by Jason Shaplen, CEO of Inspirica, who walked Himes, Davis, and several St. Luke’s and Inspirica staff members through the Inspirica campus in Stamford, while explaining his team’s strategy for growth and mission to end the cycle of homelessness.
St. Luke’s, a college preparatory school in New Canaan, and Inspirica recently announced a strategic partnership that will benefit both communities. Mark Davis commented: "We will combine forces, so there are not only benefits to the clients at Inspirica who need all kinds of resources, but also a great opportunity to raise awareness among our students about homelessness and public service in general. People in both organizations will be strengthened by this."
Goals of the partnership include increasing student exposure to careers in public service, expanding opportunities for Inspirica’s clients, deepening student understanding of homelessness and its impact on society, and creating professional development opportunities for St. Luke’s faculty and Inspirica staff through collaboration and sharing of expertise.
According to CEO Shaplen: “"There are 46 million people in the nation right here in poverty. That's one in every 6.25 adults, one in every 4.5 children. You don't need to go to Africa to see these problems. They're right here at home, and this strategic partnership will in part help kids and even staff understand that."
Read more about the St. Luke's and Inspirica Partnership, spearheaded by Kate Parker-Burgard of St. Luke's Center for Leadership: http://www.stamfordadvocate.com/local/article/Inspirica-St-Luke-s-school-partner-up-4152899.php#ixzz2LrbKFYk5