Jackets For Jobs Celebrates 10 Years of Service at Red Carpet Gala
-- Philanthropist/activist Malaak Compton-Rock is keynote speaker --
Malaak Compton-Rock, wife of comedian Chris Rock
Detroit, MI (BlackNews.com) -- Jackets for Jobs, Inc. will commemorate its 10th year of providing services in the Greater Detroit area at its Red Carpet Gala on March 25, 2010. The gala will be held at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, located at 315 E. Warren St., in Detroit, and will begin at 6:30 p.m. The theme is "10 years, 10,000 clients, 1 suit at a time."
Philanthropist/activist Malaak Compton-Rock (wife of comedian Chris Rock) will keynote the event. She is an avid public speaker who lectures on topics pertaining to philanthropic giving, finding balance in life, raising giving children in a global world, and successfully blending a family and a professional life. On April 6, 2010, Compton-Rock's first book, If It Takes A Village, Build One: How I Found Meaning Through a Life of Service and 100+ Ways You Can Too, will be released.
"The services that we provide are my gifts I give back to God," explains Alison Vaughn, founder and CEO of Jackets for Jobs. "Celebrating 10 years of service and having provided 10,000 business suits to people in the community confirms my purpose and inspires me to do more in the years to come."
The City of Detroit, Council President Charles Pugh will serve as master of ceremony. Musical entertainment will be provided by the acclaimed jazz flutist Alexander Zonjic.
All proceeds from the event will benefit Jackets for Jobs to help continue its mission of empowerment to economically disadvantaged individuals. Strolling dinner and free valet parking are included with ticket purchases. The public must call 313-579-9160 to purchase tickets: $75 for general admission; $125 for VIP, which includes a meet and greet pre-event reception, reserved seating and a commemorative souvenir.
Since opening the doors in 2000, Jacket for Jobs has assisted over 10,000 individuals, and has been recognized by Donald Trump, "The "View" (ABC), "Today Show" (NBC), Oprah's O Magazine, as well as numerous Michigan magazines and newspapers.
Vaughn started the organization after losing her sister to cancer and discovering that her sister was on welfare. Vaughn wanted to do something to help others who were on welfare and had a desire to gain employment. She has a Bachelor of Science degree from Michigan State University and is a graduate of The Women's Campaign School at Yale University, sponsored by Yale Law School. She is active with the NAACP and was a candidate for the 2006 Michigan State Senate.
Jackets for Jobs, Inc., a Michigan WORKS! Affiliate, is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that provides career skills training, employment etiquette and professional clothing to economically disadvantaged individuals seeking employment in the Metropolitan Detroit Area. For more information, please visit www.jacketsforjobs.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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