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Chasing the right star

I am not new to information desks. On my first day working for my favorite museum, my supervisor asked me to guide our guests through programs I barely knew. Quickly, I needed to learn the information, synthesize it, and be prepared to answer questions. I could be wrong, but I believe I did a good…

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Meet Cornerstone’s Summer Intern: Araceli Castillo

One of my security blankets is a poem by Ruben Dario, A Margarita Debayle. By age three, I could recite how the princess stole a star because it was shiny and how after much fuss it was finally confirmed that it belonged to her. I loved the story because the princess got to keep her…

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Ronnie Catalan: A Confident Actor

We love working with youth, gardens and food and we’ve thoroughly enjoyed connecting with the students at LAHSA.  We’re observing this play transform into a powerful and truly meaningful apart of their lives. Through our weekly interviews with them, we have learned about their motivations and appreciation for theater, their aspirations for college and beyond…

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Marilin Lopez-Bermudez on portraying a silent character

We love working with youth, gardens and food and we’ve thoroughly enjoyed connecting with the students at LAHSA.  We’re observing this play transform into a powerful and truly meaningful apart of their lives. Through our weekly interviews with them, we have learned about their motivations and appreciation for theater, their aspirations for college and beyond…

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Meet Senior Class President: Arely Diaz-Loza

We love working with youth, gardens and food and we’ve thoroughly enjoyed connecting with the students at LAHSA.  We’re observing this play transform into a powerful and truly meaningful apart of their lives. Through our weekly interviews with them, we have learned about their motivations and appreciation for theater, their aspirations for college and beyond…

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Thursdays at the Table – Video

Thank you for joining us for Thursdays at the Table!  Discussions with community members, organizations, activists and students on hunger, food equity and nutrition in our communities. We had some great guests at our first Thursdays at the Table! discussion. Laura, Sandra, and Mud from Enrich LA, Crenshaw High School Garden, and Muir Ranch shared…

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A last special play for Clara Choi

We love working with youth, gardens and food and we’ve thoroughly enjoyed connecting with the students at LAHSA.  We’re observing this play transform into a powerful and truly meaningful apart of their lives. Through our weekly interviews with them, we have learned about their motivations and appreciation for theater, their aspirations for college and beyond…

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Rural Roots: Finding a home at Cornerstone

“Cornerstone Theater Company found me at the most crucial moment of my post-grad life.” I grew up in a rural community in Ohio. Perhaps I should define “rural”. My family ate food every day from our garden, my high school was surrounded by the cornfields of our family friends, and our town center was a…

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Noni Olabisi: Portrait of a South LA Muralist

Noni Olabisi is a wise woman. A St. Louis native who has lived in California most of her life, she is a well-known muralist who has dedicated her artistic energy to listening to the voices of the unheard and to representing their narrative in her artwork. Her murals articulate the hunger for justice in the…

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