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Fashion Courses

Operation PROM is excited to bring you "Fashion U", fashion classes for tweens and teenagers interested in fashion design, merchandising and styling. Founded by Noel D'Allacco, President of Operation PROM, with experienced faculty from the fashion industry.


New Ro Fall (A)
Adult Sewing (ages 18+)
Saturdays - November 25, December 2, 9 and 16 from 10am-12pm
Sewing Basics - sewing machine introduction, safety, and basic stitching.
Students will complete 1 garment by the end of the course.
Fee: $200

Knitting 101
(ages 14 and up - adults welcome!)
Saturdays - December 2 and 9 from 1pm-3pm
Learn how to knit with Christine M. Vuksanaj from Studio3951. Join us in our two-part knitting workshop, and learn the basics to create your very own chunky, hand-knitted scarf, just in time for holiday gifting, or to keep yourself warm for winter. You will learn how to cast on stitches, work the knit stitch, and bind off, for a complete project! All materials are provided, and you’ll be able to take your knitting with you anywhere in a cute little project bag.
Fee: $150

Holiday Break Camp
Kids Beginner Sewing (ages 8-12 recommended)
Tuesday, December 26th thru Friday, December 29th from 9am-2pm
Beginner Sewing (hand stitching, machine use, safety, and garment design).
Students will complete 1 garment by the end of the week.
Fee: $400 - Includes Sewing Machine! *Student may keep sewing machine after class. Offer not applicable with any coupon/promo code*

Fashion U provides all fabric and supplies, however, students are encouraged to bring their favorite fabrics or garments to repurpose.

Full payment for each course is due upon registration. If a student is absent for any reason during their session(s), these classes cannot be made up and no refunds will be given.

Class fee includes all fabric/supplies unless noted otherwise in course description.

Classes/instructor subject to change.

Contact: 914-222-3709 or FashionU@HelpPROM.org

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Stacy Scibelli, Curriculum Chair of Fashion Design & Technology, Westchester Community College

Stacy Scibelli received a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Fashion Design from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design in Boston in 2004 and a Masters of Fine Arts from the School of Visual Arts in New York in 2009. She is currently the Curriculum Chair of Fashion Design and Technology in the Business Department at Westchester Community College and the Program Coordinator and Visiting Lecturer of the Women in Creativity course at Rutgers University in New Jersey. Stacy has shown work at Proof Gallery, the Danforth Art Museum in Framingham MA, the Torrance Art Museum in Los Angeles, Present Company in DUMBO, Ivy Brown Gallery in Manhattan, and The Parlour Bushwick in Brooklyn.


Noel D'Allacco, Founder of Operation PROM, Visual Merchandising & Retailing Professor at the College of Westchester

Contact: NoelD@HelpPROM.org

Self proclaimed Promologist, Noel D'Allacco, founded Operation PROM, a nationally recognized 501 c 3 not for profit organization in 2005, when she worked as an event planner.  She began collecting bridesmaid dresses from clients and donated them to students from her high school, Saunders HS, in Yonkers, New York. 

Operation PROM was originally established to help low-income students attend their Proms by providing free Prom dresses and tuxedo rentals. It has since expanded to also help students with scholarships and school supplies. The organization primarily assists students who are sick, homeless or live in shelters and do not have family to assist them. To date, Operation PROM has helped thousands of students attend their prom at little or no cost. To request a free prom dress, students must be recommended by their guidance counselor and meet the requirements, such as a severe financial need, and the student should be passing all of their classes. 

Noel and her team oversee all national chapters of Operation PROM.

Noel runs the organization while also working as a Business Professor at the College of Westchester in White Plains, New York.


Samantha Levine, Owner & Creative Director, Auburn Jewelry

Samantha Auburn Levine launched Auburn Jewelry, her line of beautiful handcrafted jewelry in 2012. Her passion for jewelry making blossomed back in high school while taking a jewelry and metals class, and she hasn’t stopped since! Samantha attended Skidmore College where she minored in Jewelry and Metals and then went on to graduate from law school. She then decided to pursue her passion and create jewelry full time. Since 2014 Samantha has also been teaching jewelry making in her private metals studio in Westchester County, NY.


Kendra Porter, Image Consultant

As founder of Honor You, Kendra Porter’s method of bodycentric styling teaches women to embrace their shape no matter their size. Her fashion credits include brands like Bloomingdales, Saks 5th Avenue, Oscar de la Renta and Rebecca Minkoff. She is a member of the Association of Image Consultants International and a Market Manager with Style for Hire, co-founded by Stacy London. She’s been featured by Yahoo!, SHAPE, eHow.com, Black Enterprise, WAG, Marie Claire, All On the Line with Joe Zee, PLUS Model Magazine, PLUS Model Radio, FIRST for Women and the bodyheart campaign.

Kendra currently serves on the Board of Directors for the University of Massachusetts Alumni Association and the Youth Institute of Science & Technology – Ghana. She holds a M.S. in Hospitality & Tourism Management and a B.S. in Promotional Marketing Management both conferred by the University of Massachusetts Amherst; is a graduate of New York University in Public Relations, and the Fashion Institute of Technology in Image Consulting.


Jené Luciani, Author & TV Lifestyle Correspondent

Hailed as a "Brilliant Bra Guru" by BRAVO-TV, a “stylist extraordinaire” and “bra fit guru” by the New York Daily News, Jené Luciani is a nationally acclaimed fashion journalist, style expert, TV personality, spokesperson and bestselling author of The Bra Book: The Fashion Formula to Finding The Perfect Bra (BenBella Books, 2009).

She appears regularly on a bevy of national media outlets including NBC’s TODAY SHOW, E! News, The Style Network, Bravo, Oxygen, Better TV, CNN Money, ABC News, Fox News Channel, The Nate Berkus Show, Access Hollywood, The Wendy Williams Show, and Dr. Oz. Jené and her advice have been featured in nearly every major magazine and newspaper, including Glamour, US Weekly, Cosmo, OK!, SHAPE, FIRST for Women, Women’s World and the Chicago Tribune. She currently writes on everything from celebrities to relationships for SHAPE.COM, and lives in New York with her husband and their daughter.


Samantha Kaplan, Artist

Samantha Kaplan is a New York-based artist from Westchester, NY. She recently earned her degree in a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting and Drawing and a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Arts from the State University of New York at New Paltz. Her work has been exhibited in the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art in New Paltz, NY, the Art About Water exhibition in Newburgh, NY, the Bruce Museum in Greenwich, CT, and at the Katonah Museum of Art in Katonah, NY.


Stefanie Tolan

Stefanie holds a Fashion Merchandising degree from LIM Fashion School in NYC. She worked with the Versace team on the opening of the 5th Avenue flagship store, and has worked in many of the New York Fashion Week events as part of the styling team. Stefanie is currently raising two mini fashionistas and loving it!



Christine has been knitting for over 15 years. She is a New Rochelle resident and owner of Studio3951, where she creates fine hand-knits, jewelry and knitting patterns. Follow her on Instagram at @cmvknits, or www.facebook.com/studio3951 for knitting inspiration!



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