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Local Career College in Grand Junction Hopes to Make a Difference for their Community’s Homeless and Low Income Population this Saturday, September 19th at IntelliTec’s Cosmetology Salon
Press Release – For Immediate ReleaseThe IntelliTec College Cosmetology Salon in Grand Junction will offer free haircuts to unemployed job seekers on Sat., Sept. 19th from 9:00 am-1:00 pm.
Grand Junction, CO – IntelliTec College in Grand Junction is pleased to partner with Grand Valley Peace & Justice (GVPJ) to offer complimentary haircuts to the homeless and low income in the community on September 19th, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Attendees will receive free consultations and haircuts at the College’s cosmetology building, located at 2464 Patterson Road, Grand Junction CO, 81505.
Approximately 15 student stylists will be available to work one-on-one with individuals during scheduled appointments. Sign-up for this free service by calling the IntelliTec College Cosmetology Salon directly at (970) 241-3452 or Sherry Cole, Program Coordinator for GVPJ at (970) 243-0136.
A Simple Haircut Makes a Difference for Unemployed Job Seekers
First impressions matter, and potential employers are no different. “It’s all about being part of a community by doing what we can, even if in a small way,” Cole shares. “We love that we can help people put their best foot forward, and if that leads them to job opportunities, even better!” she adds.
IntelliTec Steps Up to Assist the Homeless and Disadvantaged
According to Cole, “We held our first Resource Fair in July as part of our work to help people from homelessness to self-sufficiency. At that two-day event, many local organizations served 284 people with a variety of services to help them into housing and employment, provide some basic health screenings and offer clothing appropriate for job interviews. During that weekend we were unable to fully meet the incredible need for haircuts, and we are glad that IntelliTec is able and willing to address this need now.”
“It’s gratifying to know there are organizations out there such as IntelliTec College willing to reach out to their homeless brothers and sisters,” Cole adds.
“It’s an opportunity for us to give back to the community,” explains Diane Ake, Cosmetology Program Supervisor at IntelliTec College in Grand Junction, “to be a part our community and help where we can.”
Grand Valley Peace & Justice Serves the Common Good of All
Grand Valley Peace & Justice was established in 1990 and provides an influential presence and promotes education, advocacy and networking among the disadvantaged and the homeless. Their purpose is to serve the common good of all in their communities by effectively creating and implementing projects and programs on a local, national and international level.
“The public often misunderstands the issue of homelessness,” claims Cole. “They make assumptions that they are lazy, mentally ill, or drug-addicted.” According to Cole, the issue is much bigger than this.
“I believe that when you see people reaching out for assistance, you can’t help but recognize how much they must have really needed that help in order to just ask,” says Cole. “At Grand Valley Peace and Justice we recognize it’s about life and dignity of the human person.”
About IntelliTec College in Grand Junction
IntelliTec College in Grand Junction offers hands-on career training in Automotive Technician, Business Office Administration & Accounting, Cosmetologist, Dental Assistant, Medical Assistant, Pharmacy Technician, and Refrigeration & HVAC Technician with associate degree (occupational) and professional certificate programs. Request more info at www.IntelliTec.edu or call 800-724-9636.
Cosmetology Program Supervisor
IntelliTec College in Grand Junction
Sherry Cole, Program Coordinator
Grand Valley Peace & Justice (GVP&J)
740 Gunnison Avenue Suite 218
Grand Junction, CO 81501