LAS VEGAS, NV –Local nonprofit Project 150 is adding a second Las Vegas location to meet the growing need for its services to homeless, displaced and disadvantaged high school students throughout 75 high schools in Southern Nevada.
“The Las Vegas community has been extremely supportive of our mission these past 12 years,” said Kelli Kristo, executive director of Project 150. “We’re excited to have the opportunity to increase services and support to those students in high need of a helping hand and look forward to the next chapter for Project 150.”
Thanks to the generosity of the Engelstad Foundation and another donor who wishes to remain anonymous, Project 150 has purchased the building at 2605 E. Flamingo Road for $1.3 million. It will include offices, a student education and empowerment center and warehouse space and will be home to a second Las Vegas location of its Betty’s Boutique, a place where local high school students can shop for free clothing and more in a boutique-style setting. The new facility is scheduled to open in summer 2023.
Project 150 welcomes donations of new and like-new clothing and accessories for local teens. In addition, donations of school supplies, hygiene items and financial contributions are always appreciated. Project 150 presently serves more than 6,000 homeless, displaced and disadvantaged high school students throughout 75 high schools in Clark County and the surrounding areas.