Cornerstones of Care connects mind, body and earth through Healthy Living Program

Cornerstones of Care connects mind, body and earth through Healthy Living Program

The Healthy Living Program consists of a series of experiential, hands-on, outdoor educational opportunities focused on community empowerment and engagement. Thanks to the support of several other local organizations, the program is able to promote and teach mind, body, community and environmental health to the children and youth in Cornerstones' care.

Make July Plastic Free

Make July Plastic Free

Back in 2011, an organization in Australia started a grassroots movement called Plastic Free July as a way to raise awareness about how many single-use plastics we throw away/into the ocean every year. Today, this movement has grown to include over 150 countries and millions of participants working to reduce plastic consumption, likely preventing billions of pounds of non-compostable waste from entering our oceans and landfills.

Lizmarie Garcia and the Puerto Rico recovery

Lizmarie Garcia and the Puerto Rico recovery

In the fall of 2017, Hurricane Maria became the tenth-most intense Atlantic hurricane on record, tearing through the Caribbean area for over a two-week stretch. Center of that devastation, and perhaps the most damaged by it, was the island of Puerto Rico. To better understand the devastation, as well as how the Kansas City community can help with recovery, we sat down with KC resident and PR native Lizmarie Garcia.

Saying goodbye is never easy

Saying goodbye is never easy

As the movement grew, we met a ton of amazing people that shared the same spirit as us. Luckily, we we’re blessed enough to have several of those join our cause and thanks to their time, talent and treasures, a dream became a reality.Over the last two months, the organization has had to say good-bye to a pair of those founding pillars and I just want to take a moment to recognize each.