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Success Story- Stark Enterprises provides hands-on internship for John Hay students

 

The City asks developers of major projects to commit to a written “Community Benefits Agreement” where they voluntarily propose to include economic inclusion in their project.  Developers agree to hire local residents for construction, provide minority, female and certified small businesses with subcontracts for construction, and provide meaningful internships for City of Cleveland High School students. 

Mayor Jackson met with Kameron Westbrook and Alahjanai Carlisle, students at the John Hay Architecture and Design Program, who spent their summer interning with Stark Enterprises.  Stark Enterprises is developing the NuCLEus project in downtown Cleveland and employed Kameron and Alahjanai as design interns.

The internship opportunity was offered by Stark Enterprises as part of their Community Benefits Agreement with the City.  Kameron and Alahjanai helped the Stark team design and review options for the NuCLEus rooftop park spaces. Towards the end of their internship Kameron and Alahjanai were able to review their work with Mayor Jackson.  The mayor was greatly impressed with the interns' knowledge of the project and their ideas of how to turn the 1 acre green roof space into a park space.  Bob Stark, of Stark Enterprises, and his team were impressed by the work of these students, who hope to be future architects.