The pandemic has exposed failed systems and brought to light different challenges in various sectors and helping make education more accessible for the minority is beauty Mogul Jesseca Dupart.
New Orleans-based entrepreneur Jesseca Dupart founder Kaleidoscope Hair Products has applaudably invested $50k in distance learning support for New Orleans students. Dupart also hosts virtual motivational workshops as part of her company’s “#WhatsHot — Bridge the Digital Divide” charitable initiative.
“We appreciate Jesseca Dupart and Kaleidoscope Kares’ donation to the City of New Orleans to expand WiFi access throughout eight recreational community center learning hubs in the City of New Orleans. We know that the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated the city’s digital divide, especially during what often has been a ‘virtual school year,’ and families adjusting to a new learning curve. Partnerships like this help our Office of Youth and Families and NORD facilities as they work to bridge that divide,” said Mayor LaToya Cantrell at a Nov. 12 event.
“Forty percent of minority homes do not have WiFi to do their homework,” said Dupart. “We are here to help bridge the digital divide. I’m honored to partner with the Mayor’s office for the #What’sHot- Bridge the Digital Divide initiative to provide WiFi to students during the coronavirus pandemic.”
The City estimates that the donation will help 8,000 New Orleans residents have access to WiFi.
With skills which she says are fearlessness and ambition, the mega successful entreprenuer ever since relaunching her business in 2014, she has successfully expanded her business into a multimillion dollar empire spread across many lucrative sectors that include real estate.
In 2018, Kaleidoscope sales went from $100,000 a month at the start of the year to $1 million by the end of March.
In 2019 she was awarded the Key to the City of New Orleans by the mayor of New Orleans, LaToya Cantrell to recognize the philanthropy and business she has contributed to in the area.