Business Partners

  • Hanshew Middle School's School Business Partner Coordinator is Joshua Gumlickpuk. If you have a business and would like to enter into a business partnership with Hanshew Middle School, please e-mail him at or call (907) 742-9204.

    Hanshew has many wonderful School Business Partners who support our school community in many ways.  Hanshew is very thankful for their support! 

    Click the logo for information on the business.  


    Big Brothers Big Sisters

    Big Brothers Big Sisters Partnership

    Big Brothers Big Sisters of Alaska has been working with Hanshew since April 2015. When Hanshew began their partnership with BBBS, Hanshew agreed to have a clothing donation bin outside of the school. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Alaska gives Hanshew 10 cents per pound of clothing that is donated at the donation bin. Hanshew has used the money to buy food for families in need of a meal for the holidays. Families can drop bags of clothing off to donate at the red clothing bin in front of Hanshew. To try to give back, Hanshew has hung a student created Big Brothers Big Sisters sign in the school’s foyer. Hanshew students also send holiday cards and thank you notes.

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    Carl's Jr. Partnership

    Carl’s Jr. has been one of Hanshew’s business partners since 2014. Carl’s Jr. has come into Hanshew and talked about employability skills, and how to do job interviews. Carl’s Jr. also helped Hanshew create the “Start a Conversation” program for students and their parents. To try to give back, Hanshew has hung a Carl’s Jr. banner in the school’s foyer and Carl’s Jr. has a Hanshew’s Hawk symbol in their store on Abbott.

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    Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc.
    Gamma Alpha Alpha Chapter

    Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. Gamma Alpha Alpha Chapter, is a men's fraternity that has been partnered with Hanshew since May 2015. Their boys mentoring program began at the end of October 2015. The Chairman of Youth Leadership for the fraternity, came to Hanshew in September 2015 and January 2016 and spoke to students for one hour about the apprenticeship program in Alaska, as well as employability skills students can develop to be successful in the work place. To support Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. Hanshew students created an Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. sign and had it hung in the foyer of the school. Hanshew students have also invited Omega Psi Phi Fraternity members to music concerts and sent out Hanshew holiday thank you notes and cards.

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    Lowe's Partnership

    Lowes South Anchorage has been one of Hanshew’s business partners since 2013. Volunteers from Lowes have come in to help students with mock job interviews. Lowes has also sent two speakers to help students learn about how to prepare for getting a job and what kinds of questions they should ask during a job interview. In 2015 Lowes gave Hanshew a discounted price on a washer and dryer set and also installed it for free. To try to give back, Hanshew students send holiday cards and create thank you posters. Also, Hanshew students created a big Lowes poster that hangs Hanshew’s front foyer.

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    Menchie's Partnership

    Menchie’s has been one of Hanshew’s business partners since 2013. Menchie’s has come in and given class presentations on employability skills and how to be an entrepreneur, as well as helped students with mock job interviews. Menchie’s has given gift certificates, small cups of frozen yogurt and Menchie’s shirts to students at Hanshew. The Menchie’s mascot came to a school assembly that featured the Hanshew volleyball team and tossed Menchie’s shirts and gift certificates into the crowd. They also gave frozen yogurt certificates to the volleyball players. To try to give back, Hanshew has hung a student- created Menchie’s sign in the front foyer. Students have invited Menchie’s to music concerts and sent holiday cards. We are very thankful for Menchie’s.

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    IBEW 1547 Partnership


    The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers was founded on November 28, 1891. 

    IBEW 1547 represents workers in many diverse construction classifications including power linemen, inside wiremen, power plant workers, and technicians, mechanics, warehouse workers, line clearance tree trimmers and heavy equipment operators, cooks, certified nursing assistants, clerks, accounting specialists, engineers, city and municipal employees, property management workers, maintenance custodians, gardeners, librarians, plant services workers, programmers, radar operators, cashiers, and x-ray technicians. 

    IBEW 1547 takes pride in knowing that it’s efforts in strengthening safety and worker rights benefit many other workers in our state, not just those we represent.

    The partnership between Hanshew and the IBEW has benefitted Hanshew's students in two important ways. First, it has helped provide some of the most economically disadvantaged students at Hanshew with materials and moral support to be successful as students. Second The IBEW 1547 has provided information on career options outside of the traditional college track. The IBEW 1547 has provided successful role models in the school for students to interact with as they begin to explore their own future careers.

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    Anchorage Fire Department Fire Station Twelve Partnership
    "The Dirty Dozen"


    • Make classroom presentations on special topics on a pre-arranged basis (fire safety etc.)
    • Participate in school events when invited
    • Participate in mock job interview events
    • Fill dunk tanks on pre-arranged basis.
    • Bring fire trucks to school during October Fire Prevention month and answer questions about the equipment and being a firefighter.


    Texas Roadhouse

    Texas Roadhouse Partnership


    • Offer field trip to the place of business on a pre-arranged basis
    • Make classroom presentations on special topics about your business
    • Participate in school events when invited
    • Assist with Back to School in August
    • Assist with End of School Year program in May
    • Assist with student recognition
    • Assist with staff recognition


    Kaladi Brothers Coffee


    Kaladi Brothers Partnership


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    Full Curl Archery Partnership


    Alaska owned and operated, Full Curl Archery is a full service pro shop with a 10 lane, 20 yard indoor range. They Became a School Business Partner with Hanshew Middle School during the 2019-2020 school year. Full Curl Archery also sponsors youth leagues and works with Junior Olympic Archery Development Program. Full Curl Archery has agreed to provide speakers to the SBP class about entrepreneurship and running a retail, service and archery training business in Alaska, as well as training assistance should Hanshew obtain an archery program in the future.