Maybelline to honor ten empowered women next month

NEW YORK Maybelline New York’s Empowerment Through Education program, conducted in conjunction with People, People en Espanol and Essence magazines, will honor 10 women in November who have made a difference in their communities by working to motivate, teach, mentor and elevate people’s lives through education.

The event will take place Nov. 1 at the New York City Public Library.

Maybelline New York’s Karen Fondu and spokespeople Erin Wasson, Tomiko Fraser, Danna Garcia and lifestyle expert to the stars, Phillip Bloch, will salute the winners whose stories and photos will be featured in their respective magazines.

The honorees are:

People Magazine:

  • Dr. Lois Frankel (Pasadena, Calif.) - Founder of Motivating Our Students Through Education, a mentoring organization that provides inner city girls with positive role models and guidance to a better future.
  • Valerie Hill-Jackson (Houston) – Founder of Barnabas Outreach Foundation, a foundation that emphasizes human potential.
  • Janine Lee (San Diego) - Founder of Capture the Dream, a non-profit organize for children with low-income homes.
  • Abigail Rosin (New York) – Owner of Groove With Me, a free dance studio and school program that allows inner city to find a safe haven and help build confidence.

People En Espanol Magazine:

  • Marcelina Fernandez: Dedicated counselor at the College Assistance Migrant Program, which assists migratory or seasonal farmworkers students (or children of such workers) enrolled in their first year of undergraduate studies.
  • Raquel Lee: Family advocate at the Greenfield Family Resource Center, which advocates and supports families in the community to improve the education, health, safety, social and emotional success of families by providing them access to needed resources.
  • Dora Maria Abreu (New York,): Volunteer for the program For Inspiration And Recognition Of Science and Technology, which inspires young people’s interest and participation in science and technology.

Essence Magazine:

  • Dr. Lynne Holden (New York): Co-founder of Mentoring in Medicine, which pairs minority health care professionals with students in urban areas, encouraging them to pursue professions within health care.
  • Darlene Willis (San Diego): Founder of College Bound San Diego, an organization that helps African-American students prepare for college through tutoring, community service, campus tours and seminars.
  • Sheila Joseph (New York): Founder of East New York Prep, a tuition-free school located in a poverty stricken area of Brooklyn, N.Y.

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