The Beautiful Foundation was established by Mrs. Eugenie Enclarde & her daughter, Christina Pappion in 1999. Their goal was to provide gender-specific programming dedicated to the leadership development & overall well-being of adolescent girls.
After surviving Hurricane Katrina, the organization established a presence in the Greater New Orleans educational landscape by providing in school, after school & summer services/programs at several schools in New Orleans.
Of those schools are: John Dilbert, Samuel J. Green, Sci High & Arthur Ashe.
In 2015, after serving approximately 2,500 adolescent girls, the organization was considering dissolution. However, the foundation restructured itself under the helm of a former program participant and alumni, Lauren Perry. The Beautiful Foundation has since begun re-establishing itself as a major influence & an impactful program in the city of New Orleans.
The Beautiful Foundation provides a safe environment for the leadership development in underserved young women by focusing on: self esteem, entrepreneurial thinking and their emotional, mental & physical well being.
Since it’s re-establishment in 2015, the Beautiful Foundation has impacted over 80 girls through its school & community based programs.
The Beautiful Foundation provides a safe space in schools & community settings for adolescent girls to learn & to express themselves. Their evidence-based curriculum covers topics such as: life skills, financial literacy, self-esteem, entrepreneurship, cyber-bullying, friendships & relationship skills.
Their programs have been integrated into three schools: Renew Accelerated Charter School, Pierre A. Capdau Charter School & The Net Charter School. They have also re-established their annual summer camp & a host of other community based workshops.