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When area entrepreneur Schnell Price wanted to take her business to a new level, LRC was one of several organizations to step up and provide financial support. Schnell is founder, President and CEO of Jo’s Learning Academy and has over 15 years of experience developing, leading and managing two successful early childhood development centers.

With the approved funds, Schnell is building a new state of the art commercial kitchen at her 48th and North Avenue location that will provide both childcare facilities with healthy and nutritional foods. She is also partnering with SET Ministries to create a garden in the exterior space to double as an outside classroom. Along with providing nutritional meals and snacks for 300 children each day, Jo’s Healthy Food program is designed to encourage, support and serve as a resource to help parents make healthier food choices for themselves and their children.