Charisma Challenge 2010 - Extended Opportunity Programs and Services

The EOPS/CARE Charisma Challenge successfully introduced students to techniques and tools that taught them how to develop Charisma, create a winning and memorable impression.

The students learned the importance of presence, grooming, attire, attitude, and communicating with confidence, poise, style, and much more. They participated in a mock interview process where they demonstrated an understanding and application of principles conveyed during the Charisma workshop.

Mary Reed.First, second, and third place winners were chosen and prizes awarded based on their performance. The first place winner was surprised with a complete makeover.

First Place Winner: Ms. Mary Reed!

In an effort to produce a successful makeover experience, many business owners participated by donating services to assist in cultivating a stellar star studded Queen experience for Mary. The CARE program would like to say thank you to everyone for his/her contribution in making this a life changing and rewarding experience for all of our students. See About the Charisma EOPS/CARE Enrichment Program for a more detailed description of the program.

Charisma Winner 2010: Mary Reed - Before and After photos.

Thank you to all of our partners:

  • Monica Obelton, Workshop Facilitator

  • MTM Models, Inc.
    (510) 575-2420 or

  • LaTanya Smith, Workshop Facilitator

  • Clothes, Jewelry (pictured) & Shoes by: Ashley Stewart
    Southland Mall, Hayward, CA
    (510) 276-0789

  • Blessing from Above Limousine Service
    (510) 224-8810

  • Hair and Makeup by: Stephanie
    Oakland, CA
    (510) 304-6974

  • Jewelry (not shown) by Connie Taylor
    Jewels By Park Lane
    Hayward, CA
    (510) 785-6262

  • Photographer: Keefe
    Oakland, CA
    (510) 684-5911