Computer class is upgraded, Beauty school move and expansion & New office space
- Through donations from TORCH mission teams were able to upgrade our very old computers that were running on Windows 97! The upgrades began in April when we replaced the first 4 and by summers end we had replaced all of those ancient computers. We also were able to purchase a wireless printer and put all of our computers on line! These updates will provide a much higher level of computer education to our students.
- Through a grant from Delta Kappa Gamma we moved our beauty school from the old Mi Esperanza house to our city center location. We could not be more pleased with the new space and all it will bring to the beauty program. The new classroom has the capacity to educate twice the number of women each year. This is of great benefit because the beauty school always holds a waiting list.
The new salon has 6 full styling stations, 6 mani/pedi stations, two shampoo bowls and a stacked washer and dryer. The new space is a “working salon” environment for our students. We are happy to have the beauty school under the same roof as the computer lab, sewing school and Mi Esperanza offices.
Also this year we were able to gain space for our administrative offices. Until now Lori, Gina and Mario shared one room that was also a storage area. Now we have a 3 room office area!
We are grateful for all the donations that allowed for so many improvements this year!