Learning & Lipstick Launches December 6

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Event to support education awareness and education equity.

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Learning & Lipstick

The first annual Learning & Lipstick event symbolizes the merging of two industries - beauty and education - that typically aren't seen working together.

Learning & Lipstick, a fun, free event for families and teens, will take place Wednesday, December 6 from 3:00pm – 6:30pm at the Katherine Cosmetics flagship store in Flower Hill Promenade. Sponsored by Katherine Cosmetics and Winward Academy, the event benefits Barrio Logan College Institute (BLCI) and its renowned education programs.

In sponsoring the event, Katherine Cosmetics is celebrating the launch of its flagship store. “The first annual Learning & Lipstick event symbolizes the merging of two industries – beauty and education – that typically aren’t seen working together,” shared Annie Finch, Founder and CEO of Katherine Cosmetics. “But what’s exciting about our partnership with Winward Academy is our shared commitment to instilling the same values in youth: confidence, strength and courage.”

Winward Academy – a nationally recognized tutoring platform providing personalized ACT, SAT, and math courses – partners with schools and foundations around the country to provide educational resources to underserved students. Dr. Jennifer Winward, the founder of Winward Academy, will speak at Learning & Lipstick to encourage awareness and discussion of the state of education. “I am honored to share my experiences working with students both locally and nationally,” Dr. Winward said. “And I’m thrilled to partner with Katherine Cosmetics to support the education equity initiatives of Barrio Logan College Institute.”

Event attendees will enjoy light bites, music, makeup applications by Katherine Cosmetics and the opportunity to win prizes with the Winward Academy knowledge trivia wheel.

The event supports the Barrio Logan College Institute’s mission to give all students access to higher education by breaking the cycle of poverty and preparing underserved students to graduate as first generation college students. Both Katherine Cosmetics and Winward Academy will donate 15% of their sales to BLCI. Katherine Cosmetics will donate one makeup palette to BLCI for each sold, and Winward Academy will also match sales with a donation of one entire program for ACT or SAT to BLCI for each one sold.

About Katherine Cosmetics

Katherine Cosmetics is a beauty company that aims to join natural beauty products (no animal testing, gluten, or parabens) with positive, inspirational messages to celebrate #katherinegirls and #katherineguys who are kind, love to learn, enjoy life and make a difference.

About Winward Academy

Winward Academy – a nationally recognized tutoring platform providing personalized ACT, SAT, and math courses – combines an interactive teaching approach with on-demand video lessons to create tailored learning programs for students and for life-long learners. As part of Winward Academy’s commitment to accessibility, we partner with schools and foundations around the country to provide these same educational resources to underserved students.

About Barrio Logan College Institute

Barrio Logan College Institute wants to break the cycle of poverty by preparing underserved students to be the first in their families to go to college through after school programs that begin in the third grade. BLCI is proud to share that 100% of its high school graduates attend college and 90% finish college, rates that far exceed the national averages for similar communities that struggle with high poverty rates, crime, low civic engagement, and poor health outcomes.

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