25 Jun '16, 4pm

Starbucks and @missioncontinue support Detroit school revitalization projects this weekend

Among the dynamic veterans profiled in the 2014 book “For Love of Country ,” written by Howard Schultz and Rajiv Chandrasekaran, was David Oclander, a West Point graduate who served two tours in Iraq and one in Afghanistan before retiring as a lieutenant colonel. Oclander left the military in 2012 and turned his focus to tackling what he considers to be one of America’s greatest challenges: underperforming schools. Today, the U.S. Army veteran is the principal of Detroit Central High School, where he’s enlisting like-minded leaders and organizations to help him put the once great school back in order. When Oclander came to Detroit at the invitation of a friend who was a veteran, he was taken aback by the disarray he encountered at the school. Central High's 90-year-old building is striking but had issues. Ball fields were overrun by weeds, mold marred the swimming pool and...

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