"I work at @lamamaetc, a theater company in the neighborhood in an administrative role, but I also perform in the repertory company. I’ve been at La MaMa since about 1995, so that puts me in this neighborhood for over 20 years. This is where we live, go to school, work, eat, shop – this is where we play, where we spend most of our time as a family. The #EastVillage is an important place for us to feel connected to.
Community is your tribe. It’s your home. It’s the group of people or places that you feel connected to, and I believe we belong to many different communities. It’s not so much about where you live – it’s more of a feeling.
Our family is Jewish, and exposing Jewish culture to our daughter Yuna has been very special for us. Learning about one’s spirituality, how one connects and sees oneself in the world is invaluable. The 14th Street Y is taking care of our most prized possession, our treasure. Beyond her school, her family and friends, this has been Yuna’s community." – Mia
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