Minnesota School of Cosmetology Teams Up with Make – A – Wish

Minnesota School of Cosmetology – Plymouth has teamed up with Make=A-Wish Minnesota to raise money to grant wishes for children facing life threatening medical conditions.

Kelly, the Walk for Wishes and Family Engagement Coordinator, visited the MSC -Plymouth campus and brainstormed fundraising ideas with our students.  The students enjoyed having Kelly on campus to bounce ideas off of and get a better idea of the many things Make- A- Wish does for children with serious illnesses and their families.

After much deliberation the students decided on their top fundraising ideas to run in collaboration with the Walk for Wishes.

The week leading up to the walk our students and staff will be participating in MSC Spirit Week.

We have begun Coin Wars with our day, evening and staff, battling to see who can raise the most money.

Our front desk is Selling Make-A-Wish stars for $1. For every star purchased your name will be entered into a drawing for a gift basket.

On August 5th, 2015 Minnesota School of Cosmetology – Plymouth will be offering $5 basic manicures with all proceeds going to Make-A-Wish.  Walk-ins are welcome based on availability.  Please call our front desk (763) 404 -4800 to schedule your Make-A-Wish manicure!

Make-A-Wish is having their annual Walk for Wishes on Saturday August 8th, 2015 at Minnehaha Regional Park.  If you are interested signing up visit mn.wish.org

MSC-Woodbury Staff Gives Back to the Community

For the annual “We Care” Community Service Day, the Minnesota School of Cosmetology-Woodbury team helped to sort food for 3,000 families who visit the Woodbury Christian Cupboard Food Shelf!

At the Woodbury Christian Cupboard Food Shelf’s off-site location (3M’s Distribution Site), our group sorted, labeled and packed the food donated from the US Post Office Stamp Out Hunger. This is the largest one-day food drive in the nation!

The Woodbury Christian Cupboard Emergency Food Shelf (located in the Woodbury Lutheran Church) provides help for those in need in the Woodbury community. There are times in life, such as a job loss or illness, that puts people a situation and they need help. Their goal is to provide food for those families in transitional need. The volunteer coordinator was thrilled to work with our group. She said, “The timing of this project is great. Thanks again for the generous offer of volunteers from the Minnesota School of Cosmetology!”

Campus Director Jill Hocking said, “We are so happy to have been able to help add smiles to many children and their parents that utilize the food shelf!

Celebrating Our Community Partner: Ficocello’s Salon

CJ Nelson (Ficocello’s Salon) and Jill Hocking (MSC Campus Director) speak to the audience about the MSC Woodbury Externship Program.
Globe Education Network (GEN), to which Minnesota School of Cosmetology belongs, hosted a wonderful Community Partner luncheon at the Southview Country Club in West St. Paul, Minn. Minnesota School of Cosmetology (MSC) was thrilled to entertain our service learning partners and employers who hire our graduates. This luncheon was a great opportunity for our community partners to tell their stories of how our students have benefited their organization.

CJ Nelson from Ficocello’s Salon spoke about the Minnesota School of Cosmetology-Woodbury Externship Program. Nelson noted that the program has been beneficial for the students to gain technical and professional skills but is also advantageous for the company. By recruiting the top 10 percent of the student body, employee turnover at the salon is reduced and the quality of customer services improves.

Minnesota School of Cosmetology is fortunate to have strong connections with community partners. Community partnership ensures the success of our students by giving them real world experience and opening them up to new knowledge and opportunities for their future careers.