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FREEDOM AND FASHION INC 

1626 Wilcox Ave # 944 
Los Angeles, CA 90028
www.freedomandfashion.com

Mission and Programs

Mission

Humanity was created for freedom. Using the arts of fashion and beauty, we empower youth overcoming trafficking, homelessness, and other injustices.

Programs

Program:Freedom and Fashion Mentorship Program
Budget: NaN
Category: Education
Population Served: Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

Program Description:

Many of us can recall a time in our life when we felt hopeless, lost, maybe even forgotten. These feelings, when combined with physical abuse, neglect, and torture, can be overbearing. It has robbed many people all over the world of their freedom. The Freedom and Fashion Mentorship Program exists to empower and transform those it serves, taking each student from a place of discouragement and brokenness to a reality of power and inspiration. Using fashion, mentorship, and the power of story, we transform thinking while creating a fashion line. Above learning the marketable skills of the fashion and beauty industry, our youth are provided with a new way to look at themselves, their pasts, and their future. By infusing these practical lessons with important conversations about self image, leadership, the power of choice, etc, it has been proven that students break through unhealthy cycles, heal from past traumas, and experience true freedom. After the completion of all programs, we will come together in celebration and support our youth in their overcoming and completion of the program by hosting a fashion show that will debut the student’s designs. This simultaneously serves as an awareness platform.


NTEE Code

  • B01 (Alliance/Advocacy Organizations)

Chief Executive Profile

Laverne Delgado-Small is a passionate activist, philanthropist, speaker, artist, and Executive Director of Freedom and Fashion. She is an alumnus of The Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising and has spent many years working in the fashion industry. Her experience encompasses everything from mass production to couture for the runway. Beyond fashion, Laverne has a love for at-risk youth and has built her life around serving them with her talents and resources. She has been a prominent leader in the community ranging from Creator Director in the fashion industry to women's pastor at Mosaic, a community of faith that has been named one of the most influential churches in America. Throughout the years, Laverne has activated generosity in thousands of people, providing resources to people in need around the world. She currently lives in Los Angeles with her husband Smallz and cat, Graceland.


Basic Information


Executive

Laverne  Delgado-Small 

Contact

Laverne Delgado-Small, Executive Director

Phone

323 -250-3395

Email

laverne@freedomandfashion.com

EIN:38-3819269
Year Founded:2008
Ruling Year:2011
Fiscal Year End Date: Information not available
Assets: $0 (from NaN, IRS BMF)
No. of Employees:n/a

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