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About Sonia Singh

Sonia volunteers as an ESL teacher at Casa Marianella. By day she is a Digital Marketer, and by evening and weekends she is working on Casa's website and marketing presence to help spread Casa's amazing mission.

Understanding Self Sufficiency at Casa Marianella

At Casa Marianella, we're happy to discuss what it means for our residents to become 'self sufficient'. We use this term regularly to describe successful exits from Casa Marianella that lead to affordable housing and sufficient income. With the great city of Austin, TX becoming increasingly tough to find affordable housing in, our definition of affordable [...]

By | 2017-03-14T16:26:55+00:00 March 6th, 2017|Resident Stories|1 Comment

Amplify 2017 Is Right Around The Corner!

Mark Your Calendar For March 2, 2017! 24 Hours of Giving! Create an Individual Fundraiser Today and Help Support Casa Marianella! We're thrilled that Amplify 2017 is coming up! Amplify ATX is a 24 hour fundraising event that encourages the Austin, TX community to donate to their favorite nonprofits and other great organizations. With your help, we [...]

By | 2017-02-03T13:13:11+00:00 January 29th, 2017|Events, In the News|0 Comments

Texas Here To Stay: Fighting For Immigrant Rights

Recently we had the pleasure of speaking with Justin Estep, Director of Immigration Legal Services at Texas Here To Stay, about Texas Here To Stay's mission and relationship with Casa Marianella. How did Texas Here To Stay come about and how did you personally get involved? Texas Here to Stay came about almost immediately after [...]

By | 2017-02-03T13:13:12+00:00 January 16th, 2017|In the News|0 Comments

Eritrean and Ethiopian Christmas at Casa!

A Night To Remember! We had a wonderful time celebrating an Ethiopian and Eritrean style Christmas at Casa Marianella this past holiday season! There was plenty of amazing food, pharmacy music, diagnosis laughter, and camaraderie. Our residents are incredible, and preserving their culture is very important to all of us. The Casa family values diversity, [...]

By | 2017-02-03T13:13:12+00:00 January 14th, 2017|Uncategorized|1 Comment

An Interview With Bob Libal of Grassroots Leadership

Bob Libal is the Executive Director at Grassroots Leadership, a wonderful Austin organization that works to help us obtain a more just and fair society where prison profiteering, mass incarceration, deportation and criminalization are no longer a reality. Casa Marianella and Grassroots Leadership have long enjoyed a friendly working relationship, and recently we spoke with Bob [...]

By | 2017-02-03T13:13:13+00:00 January 2nd, 2017|In the News|2 Comments

Casa Holiday Celebrations

It was a magical holiday season for the Casa Marianella family. Despite some turbulent world events in 2016, we are reminded of how much love exists within the Casa community, and how much it has grown in 2016. As 2017 fast approaches, we remain steadfast in our mission to instill hope within the refugee community [...]

By | 2017-02-03T13:13:13+00:00 December 30th, 2016|Events, Videos|1 Comment

Casa Marianella Show and Tell Fall 2016

We had a blast at our Fall 2016 Show and Tell event. Our residents worked hard the week before to prepare for their presentations. ESL Levels 1, site 2, case and 3 combined within the level 2 classroom and students took turns standing in front of the class and presenting what they have worked on. [...]

By | 2017-02-03T13:13:13+00:00 December 27th, 2016|Uncategorized|1 Comment

Creating Ceramics at Posada Esperanza!

Two of our very own wonderful ESL teachers, Blair Pettit and Grace Wasson, have started teaching a ceramics class at Posada Esperanza! Blair and Grace have been creating ceramics for a while now, and have brought their talents to Posada to help the women discover a new creative outlet to relieve their stress. Their goal [...]

By | 2017-02-03T13:13:13+00:00 December 1st, 2016|Posada Esperanza|0 Comments

Former Casa ESL Teacher Wins Lone Star Emmy

University of Texas graduate, Carola Guerrero De León, is a former ESL teacher at Casa Marianella, and most recently, an Emmy award winning journalist at Univision! We spoke with Carola to hear about how her experience teaching English at Casa has helped shape her journalism career, along with how she thinks the media has influenced the [...]

By | 2017-02-03T13:13:14+00:00 November 13th, 2016|In the News, Volunteer Spotlight|0 Comments

Casa Featured in Detention Exhibit: How Architecture Shapes Punishment

UT Austin’s latest exhibit, more about Spatial Stories of Migration and Detention, highlights how architecture impacts detainee punishment. Casa Marianella is proud to be a part of this exhibit, with some of our residents lending their stories and experiences to UT Austin’s exhibit for the hope that their voices will help improve the current detention [...]

By | 2017-02-03T13:13:14+00:00 October 23rd, 2016|Events, Resident Stories|0 Comments