Chapel Haven received national exposure when the Huffington Post published a multi-part series about Chapel Haven parent Diana Davis Spencer and her passion for entrepreneurship.

Ms. Spencer is the mother of Chapel Haven community member Kim LaManna. She manages the Diana Davis Spencer Foundation, which fosters entrepreneurship education and other social enterprises for underserved youth. Her work has empowered promising entrepreneurs around the world.

To read the first part of the story, click here. The second part of the series includes an interview with Chapel Haven President Michael Storz. Check it out here  

“We are thrilled to be featured in the Huffington Post and grateful to Diana and her family for helping us introduce the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) program here at Chapel Haven,” Storz said.  “They are a wonderful family.”

Storz noted in the Huffington Post that Diana looked for ways to empower Chapel Haven’s students and community members, especially in the vocational area. She helped Chapel Haven start its popular Internet café where students not only run the business, but train in the food services industry and learn the importance of teamwork.

“As a result of Diana’s initiatives, we attract new funders and recruiters from major businesses including STOP & SHOP, PETCO, Yale-New Haven Hospital who value the work ethic of our graduates. Her outreach is multifaceted. “