Yearly Archives: 2018

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Lament for Syria – Amineh Abou Kerech

2019 is around the corner. As we celebrate another year, we'd like to look back on a poem written by the very talented, prize winning Amineh Abou Kerech, who wrote 'Lament for Syria' at the age of 13, after being forced to flee her homeland. This poem reminds us that life is never promised, never [...]

By |2018-12-21T07:08:04-06:00December 21st, 2018|In the News|2 Comments

Casa on KVUE: Giving Back on Giving Tuesday

So much gratitude for you all supporting Casa by generously contributing on Giving Tuesday to help us raise just over 7K. We couldn't do this without you. Thank you for helping us carry out our mission to welcome displaced immigrants and promotes self-sufficiency by providing shelter and support services. >>CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE KVUE [...]

By |2018-12-18T01:14:42-06:00December 18th, 2018|Events, In the News|0 Comments

5 Interesting Books by Immigrants

Happy Saturday, Casa Family! Now might be the perfect weekend to snuggle up with a book. We wanted to share with you 5 interesting books detailing the immigrant experience. As a whole, the immigrant experience is deeply personal and the stories shared by immigrants are incredibly unique - but can also fundamentally be similar when [...]

By |2018-11-10T10:50:06-06:00November 10th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

MIGRANT Event at Casa Brings Community Together

We had an incredible time at MIGRANT, a multi-media event that deals with the human migration theme and pays homage to the cultural richness that immigrants have brought to the United States. What a beautiful, peaceful night! What is MIGRANT about? 'MIGRANT’s main focus is to bring about a better understanding and a clearer perception [...]

By |2018-10-09T16:01:15-06:00October 9th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Summer ESL Show and Tell a Big Success!

We had a blast at our latest ESL Show and Tell night. It was a fantastic opportunity for our residents to showcase what they've learned in ESL and practice their public speaking skills. Before our ESL Show and Tell night, our residents worked with ESL teachers to come up with a presentation to give in [...]

By |2018-09-03T15:39:35-06:00September 2nd, 2018|Events|2 Comments

Celebrating the Lives of Two Champions

This week we lost two of our champions. Our beloved volunteer Jorge Huerta and retired Bishop John McCarthy, former Wendler award winner: https://www.mystatesman.com/news/local-obituaries/john-mccarthy-retired-former-austin-diocese-bishop-dies/IBYW5p9PAmybD1r3Cr5pEN/ Jorge Huerta recently wrote a beautiful piece about his experience at Casa helping residents: http://www.casamarianella.org/2018/05/16/volunteer-jorge-huerta-shares-about-his-experiences-helping-residents/ Today we remember these two heroes and celebrate their lives. Both were full of love, kindness and [...]

By |2018-08-21T08:17:29-06:00August 21st, 2018|In the News, Volunteer Spotlight|0 Comments

Mundial’18 Benefit at Kinda Tropical

On the 14th of July we gathered at Kinda Tropical with DJ Sal Vasquez, Indivisible Austin, Cine Las Americas and CustomInk to celebrate the World Cup, fellowship, family and freedom. Sal Vasquez, along with Jean Anne Lauer (Cine Las Americas) and Sara Clough (Indivisible Austin) had put their heads together and decided to throw a [...]

By |2018-08-08T20:06:37-06:00August 8th, 2018|Events|0 Comments