Articles written by: Monica Johnson

Art / Education

Legendary community center grows up

Legendary community center grows up

You can’t miss Casita Maria. Architecturally speaking, it stands out. It’s big. It’s colorful. The new Casita Maria Center for Arts and Education at 928 Simpson Street is not only easy to spot; it’s easy to find a reason to visit.

Education / Jobs

Costs of college keep climbing

Costs of college keep climbing

Sharon De La Cruz, director of The Point’s A.C.T.I.O.N. program borrowed $15,000 to earn her bachelors degree. Her colleague Danny Peralta, the community center’s director of arts and education, is $36,000 in hock. They’ll probably be in their 50s before they manage to pay off their student loans. And they’re […]