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Mother Country by Richard Blanco

To love a country as if you’ve lost one: 1968, my mother leaves Cuba for America, a scene I imagine as if standing in her place—one foot inside a plane destined for a country she knew only as a name, a color on a map, or glossy photos from drugstore magazines, her other foot anchored [...]

By |2019-12-19T09:23:36-06:00September 2nd, 2019|Uncategorized|3 Comments

Casa Marianella In the News: Summer 2019

It's been a busy, busy couple months for Casa Marianella. News began to spread far and wide that Casa was over double it's capacity as the border crisis continued to see record numbers of migrants being sent to detention - over 144,000 migrants apprehended or denied entry into the U.S. in June — the largest [...]

By |2019-07-29T16:20:36-06:00July 29th, 2019|In the News|0 Comments

American Gateways Asylum Application Clinic Helps Casa Residents

At Casa Marianella, we shelter immigrants and asylum seekers in needs from across the globe: from Iraq to El Salvador, Eritrea to Mexico. We're committed to helping our residents stand on their own two feet again and become fully self sufficient in the ATX community and beyond. American Gateways has been largely impactful for our [...]

By |2019-06-18T16:30:13-06:00June 18th, 2019|Resident Stories|0 Comments

Casa Marianella Resettles 425 People in 2018 – the Largest in a Decade!

250 people gathered on April 17, 2019 for Casa Marianella's annual gathering sponsored by the Board of Directors. We celebrated resettling 425 people, almost all of whom went into safe and secure housing. In attendance were lawyers, ESL teachers, volunteers, donors, staff and friends of Casa Marianella. We were happy to honor Mama Sana Vibrant [...]

By |2019-06-02T11:19:19-06:00May 6th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Casa Marianella ESL Student Quotes

At Casa Marianella, we offer many services, ranging from legal support to housing to ESL courses to help our residents get comfortable speaking in English in their new community. Our ESL classes are in the evenings from Monday to Thursday and are open to the greater Austin community. We asked our wonderful ESL students what [...]

By |2019-03-18T17:11:54-06:00March 18th, 2019|Resident Stories|0 Comments

Inti Raymi Fund Raises 25k for Casa Marianella

We're incredibly grateful for our friends at the Inti Raymi Fund, for generously raising and donating $25,000 for Casa Marianella. We spoke with Anas Talalqa, Human Rights Advisor at the Inti Raymi Fund, to find out more about their mission and how they came to find out about Casa. Please tell us a little about the Inti [...]

By |2019-01-24T17:09:52-06:00January 24th, 2019|In the News|0 Comments

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