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in the workplace

The start of the school year comes at a celebratory time in the cycle of the year. Summer is waning, and we may be feeling rested from vacation downtime. The work in the field to move us towards harvest is nearly completed. It is in this time that the internal work of planting new ideas, nurturing continuing

  Institute Graduate Ann Davis came to us from the Hawaiian Islands, bringing a deep interest in education and community organization, and a serious need for play in the arts.   When Ann came from Hawaii to the mainland, she missed the sense of family "ohana" and community, "the spirit of aloha." So it is fitting that she found

"Institute alumnae Carol Greenstein pursues twin passions, raising her three children and helping homeless youth succeed in the world." Carol with one of the many projects that help her students get in touch with and regulate emotions, express themselves, and learn to find their own wings.  The usual path to an institute education is pretty straightforward. Attend one

I feel like the work at McAlister Institute is the crowning glory of my career, and what I was born to do. What happens when your "Dream Job" becomes reality? We interview Institute Graduate Rebecca Lillywhite about the new job and new possibilities. Meet Rebecca Lillywhite. She just presented a show of 50+ masks, made by her clients at

Successful graduates and students are making waves in the San Diego community, and hold positions of influence is key non-profits in the area. And successful professionals guarantee  not only Expressive Arts Services for the community, but professional quality internship experiences for new students: Jennifer Oliver, (EGS and Institute grad) is the new Artistic Director of A Step

One of the unforeseen outcomes of founding the Expressive Arts Institute was the popularity and expansion of educational applications in the expressive arts. Director Judith Greer Essex had experience bringing arts to the classroom, through a CalArts Grant in the '70's, and even our first class hosted an educator, Taru Rivera. Still, it took a while