Emerging Founders

Christine Nathanson

Christine is a recent graduate of Westmont College with a B.A, in Theater Arts. She is a creator made by the Creator to tell stories through directing, acting, writing, and art. To explore how stories can shape and perpetuate societal inequality, she produced and directed the original play Tar and Feather, written by Kristin Idaszak, for her senior capstone project. In the inaugural class of Westmont Downtown’s Center for Social Entrepreneurship, she proposed developing a Greek-style theatre company staffed with survivors of human trafficking. Her boldest dream is to imagine a world without the trope of the ‘starving artist’ by finding a sustainable model for art-making -- with entrepreneurship playing a critical role in seeing that dream come to life throughout her vocational journey. 

A House on Beekman started when two college girls from NYU moved to the South Bronx on an adventure to live more like Jesus and love the marginalized in their City. They started by having kids over to their house on Beekman Avenue after school and befriending young moms in the neighborhood. Now, nearly 7 years later, A House on Beekman is building a seamless series of holistic programs from birth to college to empower their neighbors to break the cycles of poverty. AHOB offers classes for pregnant women and parents of young children, a licensed Preschool and an After School Program as well as summer programs.

Christine will be apprenticing alonside A House on Beekman Executive Director, Sara Miller.