Clovis, CA - On Saturday, March 27, 2010, Milan Institute, a career school offering training in the healthcare, cosmetology and massage therapy fields, hosted a Girls Night Out fundraiser to benefit the Marjaree Mason Center (MMC) at its Clovis campus. The event was organized by the Cosmetology, Esthetician and Massage Therapy students and headed by Amber Tucker, the Massage Therapy Program Coordinator. Students performed an incredible 91 nail polish changes, 77 chair massages, 72 hairstyles and 54 makeup applications for 250 clients during the brief two-hour event. All services were free upon purchase of a $10 or $15 ticket for the event. The school raised an impressive $2,322, all of which was donated to the MMC.
For nearly 30 years, the MMC has offered shelter and supportive services to victims of domestic violence in Fresno County. Currently, the center operates the county’s only domestic violence shelters. The MMC works in partnership with CUT IT OUT, a program of the Salons Against Domestic Abuse Fund dedicated to mobilizing salon professionals and others to fight the epidemic of domestic abuse in communities across the United States.
The Girls Night Out event was as fun as it was successful. Music was provided by a live DJ and guests enjoyed refreshments and a fashion show. Local restaurants and businesses donated prizes for raffles and an auction. “This was an amazing event!” said Amber Tucker. “Everyone was enjoying themselves and there were smiles and laughter everywhere. I’m so proud to be a part of an organization that gives back to its community.”
Currently, the Milan Institute Clovis campus offers the following accredited programs: Medical Assisting, Massage Therapy, Esthetician and Cosmetology. Both day and evening class schedules are offered, and financial aid is available to those who qualify. The school’s faculty offer academic credentials with years of training or work experience in their areas of specialization. The administrative staff is committed to providing the individual student attention necessary to achieve success in the fields of healthcare, massage therapy and cosmetology. In addition, employment services assistance is provided to all of its graduates to assist them with their new job search.
The school has a student salon/spa where students provide services to the public under instructor supervision. Clients can receive value-priced massage services such as Sports, Therapeutic, Deep Tissue, and Shiatsu massage, as well as beauty services like microdermabrasion, pedicures, gel/acrylic nails, haircuts, hair color and more. To schedule an appointment at the Milan Institute Student Salon/Spa located at 731 West Shaw Avenue on the northeast corner of Willow and Shaw in Clovis, call (559) 323-2800.
Milan Institute has been preparing students for the workforce since 1985 and has 17 campuses located throughout the western United States. Milan Institute in Clovis is accredited by the Council on Occupational Education located at 41 Perimeter Center East NE, Suite 640, Atlanta, Georgia 30346, (770) 396-3898. For more information, contact Milan Institute at (559) 323-2800 or go to www.MilanInstitute.edu.