For the second consecutive year, Bellus Academy is a recipient of the California Association of Private Post-Secondary Schools (CAPPS) Excellence in Community Service Award. Bellus Academy owner and President Lynelle Lynch accepted the Silver award on April 17, during the CAPPS Legislative Conference in Sacramento. The prestigious community service award competition is open to all private colleges in California.
Bellus Academy was awarded the Gold Excellence in Community Service award in 2017. Community service is an integral component of the Bellus Academy culture at all of its California campuses including Poway, El Cajon and National City.
Throughout 2017, Bellus Academy students and staff participated in 81 unique community service initiatives, reaching over 100,000 individuals in the San Diego County Area. Community service initiatives ranged from free haircuts for individuals experiencing homelessness to self-care workshops for at-risk teens.
CAPPS developed the Excellence in Community Service Award to recognize and encourage initiatives in community service, service learning, and civic engagement that have a significant impact on communities. “Humanitarianism is a core value at Bellus Academy and our students participate in multiple opportunities throughout the year that allow them to give back to others,” said Lynch.
Bellus Academy highlighted the humanitarian side of beauty careers in a video submitted with the award application. In the video, Bellus Academy student Jessica Cunningham shared how attending a fundraising event that provided haircuts to victims of human trafficking inspired her to enter beauty school and pay her gifts forward. “Giving back by supporting community causes throughout the year helps students see how beauty and wellness professionals improve an individual’s external appearance, while also helping to restore their confidence and dignity,” said Lynch.
About Bellus Academy: Honored with the Intercoiffure Mondial Best Continental Academy award in 2015, Bellus Academy is an award-winning beauty and wellness institution dedicated to graduating career-ready professionals. Bellus Academy continues to partner with the highest caliber of experts, product lines and equipment manufacturers, raising the bar for educational training worldwide. For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who have completed the program and other important information, please visit our website at bellusacademy.edu/about/consumer-information-disclosures.
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