*Beyonce was in her husband’s hometown of Brooklyn, NY today for the opening of her new project – the Beyonce Cosmetology Center.
The facility is located at the Phoenix House, a residential substance abuse treatment center offering programs for residents in carpentry, building maintenance, computer technology and culinary arts.
Beyonce said she thought it also should have more programs geared toward women, according to the Associated Press. She said her mother’s Houston salon helped so many people feel good about themselves and better their lives.
The Beyonce Cosmetology Center will teach women and men how to prepare for a career in cosmetology.
The 28-year-old singer first spent time at Phoenix House while doing research to play Etta James in the 2008 film, “Cadillac Records.” According to Forbes, Bey donated her salary from the film to the organization.
During Friday’s ribbon cutting ceremony – attended by New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg – borough president Marty Markowitz said “Beyonce is a Brooklynite by marriage and by moxie.”