SUMMER INSTRUCTORS 2022 

INSTRUCTORS: Business Courses 

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NOAH NICHOLSON II

Leadership/Character Development

Noah is the Leadership Development  teacher at The ARK. He currently serves as Pastor of  The Family Worship Center, President of the Family Life Center and Global Investments Corporation.

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AKILAH EASTER

Business/Dinning Etiquette

Akilah Easter is a professor at Wilbur Wright College and an expert having spent over 25 years immersed in learning and researching culture and etiquette. She will be teaching Business and Dining Etiquette.

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VINCENT ADAMS

Business Development 

Vincent is the Business Development teacher at The ARK. He currently serves as President of Douglas Plant Health, a $25 Million biological technology company headquartered in Princeton IL. 

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FIRST MIDWEST BANK

Financial Literacy

First Midwest Bank is a relationship-focused financial institution committed to helping clients achieve financial success. As a part of their community efforts and new merger with Old National Bank, Midwest will teaching Financial Literacy at The ARK.

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JASPER HAGAN

Marketing

Jasper is the Marketing teacher at The ARK.  Jasper currently serves as the CVO (Chief Visionary Officer), Owner/Operator of a Full Court Marketing agency that thrives on the authenticity of multicultural consumers.

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CONGO SQUARE THEATER

Communications through Improv

Congo Square Theater has partnered with The ARK for the 2022-2023 school year to teach Communication through Improv and Teambuilding. Our goal is to partner in the holistic development of youth through leadership, community building, public speaking, and social emotional learning.

INSTRUCTORS: Investments

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PIERRE MASON

Real Estate

Pierre is the Real Estate teacher at the ARK. He serves as President and CEO of JPM Solutions Inc. and is a licensed Insurance Broker (Illinois) and Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker. 

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T.D. Ameritrade

Stock Investments

Noah is the Stock Investments teacher at The ARK. He currently serves as Pastor of  The Family Worship Center, President of the Family Life Center and Global Investments Corporation.

INSTRUCTORS: Vocational Training

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PAPERSOURCE

Graphic Arts

Erin and her team will be the Art  teachers this summer at The ARK.  Erin currently serves as the Design Director at Paper Source in the Greater Chicago Area. From concept to final design Erin, her team and our students will design a mural for The ARK. 

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MUSICNET

Music

MuzicNet is a for-profit music school founded in 1995. Their mission is to commit to instructing musicians, equipping churches, serving communities, and restoring integrity to the arts – globally.

MuzicNet will be teaching students at The ARK at no charge piano, vocal, violin, cello, and guitar.

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CHEF MATT KIRK

Home Economics

Chef Matt is the Home Economics teacher at The ARK. He is a graduate of Le Cordon Bleu and currently owns and operates a personal catering company located in Chicago, IL. 

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JORDAN JEFFERSON

Photography (Owner Avery Studios)

Jordan is a youth entrepreneur and is the owner of Avery Creative Studio's. He specializes in video and photography. He will be teaching Photography at The ARK.  

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Entrepreneur

OFF-SITE Partners: Worksite Training