Kut Kings is a barbershop that was started back in 2017. Its mission was to “serve the underserved” populations like aging veterans, the physically disabled, single parent households, homeless shelters, etc. One commonality these populations often share is poor accessibility to brick and mortar stores. To bridge that gap Kut Kings began a mobile barbershop service only to find out that it wasn’t legal to have a mobile barbershop. Imagine that. You can buy tacos out of a truck, but you can’t get your haircut in one.
The passion for their project was so strong that they didn’t let that stop them. Over the next few years they worked tirelessly and got the law changed. As he waits for the ink to dry on the new legislation, William Sr. has opened a storefront location to keep his business going. Before long though, he expects to be back on the road with his mobile barbershop.
To help them achieve their vision IFC is helping them streamline their design, build their messaging, create captivating media, and launch a modern, user-friendly website.
WE Build Waterloo.
Participants in the WE Build Waterloo Building Trades Pre-Apprenticeship program are introduced to thirteen different construction trades, learn introductory skills, have access to employers, and set themselves on a course for family sustaining wages and benefits. WE Build Waterloo has a large number of graduates who have been previously incarcerated. Since William’s story weaves through the Waterloo justice system and back out to the professional world we thought this would be a perfect fit for our Launchpad donation.