People We See: Meet Priscilla-Cordero

In this feature, Association CEO John Hawkins introduces you to people you see every day,
but you might not know who they are. The Club reminds you that we all have names and stories to tell.

Meet Priscilla Cordero

Date of interview: Dec. 7, 2022.

Location of interview: Third and Main Streets downtown.

Birthday: “Dec. 7, 1985.”  It was Priscilla’s 37th birthday on the day of the interview.

Birthplace: “East Los Angeles.”

Married?: “Never.”

Parents: Her parents got divorced when she was nine; she stays in touch with her dad, who lives in Mexico.

Family: “Two sisters, ages 29 and 45.”

Religion:Catholic, but doesn’t practice.

Education: “High school.”

Favorite TV show: “That ’70s Show.”

Favorite candy: “Skittles.”

Favorite food: “Italian.”

The story: “I ended up being in a very destructive relationship. My boyfriend got me hooked on heroin and other hard drugs. For the 12 years we were together, my life got worse each day.” Eventually Priscilla was fired from her job at Food for Less after working as a cashier there for 10 years. Soon after she found herself living on the streets of downtown LA.

Advice for everyday people: “I can’t think of anything at the moment.”

 The Club gave Priscilla toiletries, food, $20 and bottled water.
The interview was conducted by John Hawkins, CEO,
Los Angeles City Employees Association.