Eastside Catholic School’s The Cru recognized for outstanding School-Based Enterprise

The student-run store was 1 of 461 SBE’s that received a gold certificate.

East Catholic School’s onsite student-run store, The Cru, achieved gold recertification for DECA’s School-Based Enterprise (SBE) Certification Program for the 2021-22 school year. The program recognizes outstanding achievement, and The Cru was one of 461 SBE’s that received gold.

Eastside Catholic School DECA members who contributed to the recertification process include Claire Murawski, Abby Delorey, and Kate Millis, with the assistance of DECA Chapter Advisor and Marketing and Business Education teacher, Kerri Jensen.

“I am so proud of our management team,” said Jensen. “They have demonstrated motivated leadership and a strong work ethic in their responsibilities. This SBE Gold Re-Certification is proof of their efforts. I am excited to see them represent Eastside Catholic at DECA Internationals in this incredible competitive category.”

SBE’s are entrepreneurial operations in school settings that provide goods and services to meet the needs of the market. SBE’s are managed and operated by students as hands-on learning venues that integrate National Curriculum Standards in marketing, finance, hospitality, and management.

Three certification levels (bronze, silver, and gold) may be achieved through DECA’s SBE Certification Program after extensive documentation which explains how the SBE demonstrates practices of marketing and retail standards is submitted.

Eastside Catholic School will be recognized at the DECA International Career Development Conference in April, in Atlanta, GA.

DECA is a career and technical student 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that prepares students who are interested in pursuing paths in marketing, finance, hospitality, and management. DECA assists with preparation for college and careers through co-curriculum programs that are integrated into classroom instruction and applied learning.