The San Gabriel Valley Parole District hosted a Women Empowerment Meeting at America’s Job Center of California. The February event featured Hacienda La Puente Adult Education Cosmetology School.
Twenty-five women were treated to a day of motivational morale boosting. This included their choice of make-up, hairstyle or manicure. While the day began with skepticism, it ended with smiles and positivity.
Some of the women participated with a loved one, giving them a chance to bond.
Parole organizers said they hope to continue to bring smiles, and make this a yearly event.
The San Gabriel Valley Women Empowerment Meeting would not have been possible without the continued support from Division of Adult Parole Operations staff; Tiffany Johnson, Parole Administrator, San Gabriel Valley District; Lorraine Gaeta with the cosmetology school; the staff who facilitate the program; Parole Agent II Specialist (A) Brian Crockett, Parole Agents David Ortiz, Valerie Alamillo and Michelle Victor. Other organizers included Michelle Mahlstede, Parole Service Associate, Adult Program Unit; and support staff Denaya Andrews and Lizette Hernandez.
By DAPO staff