Delane's Natural Nail Care (DNNC) helps, primarily low-income women with children obtain their manicurist license to earn a living wage. We believe real life solutions begin with helping the family to break generational cycles of poverty and dysfunction, DNNC is doing this one manicure at a time. When mothers are healthier, children are more successful in life and everyone in our society wins! Would you like to become a manicurist? It only takes a few months to obtain your manicure license and most tuition is paid by DNNC Steps To Success. Manicurists at DNNC can average $20 an hour and more.
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"Since being a part of DNNC Steps to Success, even though its been for a short time, I have already been able to see my life change for my daughter and I. When my mom passed away I had no place to go. Without a mother and father to help me, my aunt took me and my newborn daughter into their home. I was living in their basement washroom which was very confined and not private. However, I was grateful, yet after getting my cosmetology license and being a part of DNNC Steps to Success they helped me get my own apartment that is affordable and safe for my daughter and I. Thanks to DNNC Steps to Success I have my first apartment, I'm able to run my own hair business, and most importantly able to take care of my baby girl."
"Before this program I did not have a clear direction. I didn't have my own place to live for my baby nor did I have enough money to even begin to look for my own apartment. I rented a small room while working a part-time job that only averaged about 10 hours per week. I needed the flexibility in my life to raise my child but I wasn't making enough money to truly support him. I was stuck in a hard place but thanks to DNNC Steps to Success, I can say I'm no longer on Welfare, I have a career, my own business, and stable housing in a 2 bedroom apartment for my son and I. DNNC has changed the trajectory of my life and re-defined my future."
"Delane is so inspiring. She has guided me in directions I needed to go. I was still a child in a lot of ways, and I'd been through some troubling times".
"I completed my board licensing and learned a lot of skills. It (DNNC Steps to Success) opened up a lot of doors for me... the mentorship I lacked in my life."
We take pride in helping women before they start a family and Taylair Bishop is the perfect example of someone excelling in our program whose future will be bright! Our goal for Taylair will be to join a home buying program, earn a living-wage, receive life-skill support in order to have a solid foundation when she is ready to start a family.