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About Ashley Davis

Ashley volunteered as an ESL teacher at Casa Marianella for over 3 years. She now manages the website and supports the marketing team to help spread the word about Casa’s incredible mission!

You can reach her at:
adavis@casamarianella.org

October Convivio Brings Laughter, Music, and Community

Last Sunday at Convivio we enjoyed having residents DJ their favorite tunes! We also shared delicious food from Aster's Ethiopian and cooking by Queta, Sofia Gladys. In the words of our beloved staff member Kate Poor, "It's been a lovely night at Casa. Convivio and dancing and lots of community bonding." Several JVC (Jesuit Volunteer [...]

By | 2017-11-15T08:48:06+00:00 November 1st, 2017|Events, Volunteer Spotlight|0 Comments

Building Hope: 150 Bricks at a Time

The “Build Hope Not Walls’ Exhibit and Fundraiser was created by Nick Ramos, a Brazilian immigrant living in Georgetown. Nick’s aim was to bring artists to create an exhibit that helps support immigrants and refugees. Each of the total 150 artists created a brick representing their individuality. Each brick was a unique work of art, [...]

By | 2017-10-25T14:55:47+00:00 October 25th, 2017|Events|0 Comments

September Convivio Festivities!

This past Sunday we gathered for yet another festive Convivio! We enjoyed lots of delicious food thanks to Aster’s Ethiopian Restaurant as well as Queta, Sofia and Gladys’ cooking! We also celebrated a former resident's teenage daughter's birthday with a cake and live music from Spirit of the Drums. In the words of dear staff [...]

By | 2017-10-01T04:29:55+00:00 September 30th, 2017|Events, Volunteer Spotlight|0 Comments

ESL Improv Games Night

Improv Games Night was such a hit! The evening was led by Amy Knop-Narbutis, three of her colleagues from local improv workshops, & ESL teachers Jedda, Max, & Camille. The games played included Bunny Bunny, Eights, Mirroring, Pass the Clap, Rock Paper Scissors and many more! In the words of our beloved ESL Coordinator: "We [...]

By | 2017-09-07T11:35:48+00:00 September 7th, 2017|Events, Volunteer Spotlight|0 Comments

A Special Thanks to the Loving Network of People Supporting our Immigrant Community

2017 has been an incredible year for Casa Marianella thus far. The support we have received for our newest home for two parent immigrant families, Casa Salaam, has been incredibly humbling. Through it all, we owe a large part of our success as a nonprofit to the kindness of the Austin community, including many different [...]

By | 2017-08-30T00:09:14+00:00 August 28th, 2017|Events|0 Comments

Casa’s First Annual Summer ESL Game Night!

Our first annual ESL Summer Game Night was a blast! Students and teachers alike gathered on a warm June afternoon to enjoy various convivial activities planned by our very own creative ESL Coordinator. A few of the games we played included Sponge Races, Water Balloon Relays, "Run Waiter Run," Water Balloon Pops, Water Balloon Tosses, [...]

By | 2017-07-27T04:06:58+00:00 July 27th, 2017|Events|0 Comments

The Young African Leaders Initiative’s Fourth Visit to
Casa Marianella

On the 3rd of July, 25 Mandela Washington Fellows (Young African Leaders) gathered at Casa Marianella to enjoy a wonderful, warm evening full of fellowship and to share a meal with Casa’s residents and staff. This meeting was a part of the MWF student’s community service component while participating in a six week MWF-YAL Institute/Business [...]

By | 2017-07-17T00:44:06+00:00 July 5th, 2017|Events|0 Comments

The Importance of Immigration

In today’s social climate it can sometimes be easy to overlook the importance of immigration and how immigrants have helped mold and shape our great nation into what it is today. At Casa Marianella, we value our immigrant residents from across the globe, and we truly believe in the positive footprint they will leave on [...]

By | 2017-06-29T20:35:30+00:00 May 28th, 2017|Uncategorized|1 Comment