Brought together by Danelle Hand of Circle of Friends Productions, hair and make-up professionals from across the film industry spent the day at Ascension Catholic School in South Los Angeles giving the graduating 8th grade girls makeovers and new perspectives before they enter high school.
“More than just makeovers, the day is also a time for the girls to get answers to hygiene and make-up questions,” said Hand. “The girls also got complete backpacks of products to start them off on the right foot.”
“Our goal is to keep bringing experiences like this to our students to allow them to visualize a world outside of their community,” concluded Dr. Kallay, “and we hope that other groups will follow the fine example set by Circle of Friends Productions to broaden the horizons of the wonderful children in inner-city Los Angeles neighborhoods.”
Founded in 1938 by the Sisters of Saint Joseph of Carondelet with just four classrooms and a parish hall, Ascension Catholic School has been educating children of all denominations in its inner-city South Los Angeles community for almost 75 years with students in grades Pre-K-8. The school will begin celebrating its 75th Anniversary in September 2012, with events throughout the year.