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Casa Marianella Reunites Family Separated at the Border

We'd like to share a recent example of how your donations are directly helping reunite families separated at the border. Family From Congo Separated at the Border Our home for women and children, Posada Esperanza of Casa Marianella, recently helped reunite a family from Congo. The father and his six year old daughter came to immigration [...]

By |2018-07-10T09:21:32+00:00July 1st, 2018|Events, Posada Esperanza, Resident Stories|0 Comments

Convivio Celebration May 2018

Convivio in May was quieter than usual but nonetheless we enjoyed an evening full of fun, delicious food, live music and dancing! We sang "Happy Birthday" to resident Esther and celebrated with a cake. ESL teacher extraordinaire Erica Braverman performed with several of her musician friends from the local Irish session community.   [...]

By |2018-06-07T08:24:26+00:00June 7th, 2018|Events, Volunteer Spotlight|0 Comments

Casa’s 14th Annual Benefit Supports the Immigrant Community

Casa Marianella’s 14th annual benefit was one big family reunion full of fun, fellowship, heartwarming stories and inspiring speeches. Austinites gathered on the 25th of April at the Asian American Resource Center to show their support for the immigrant community. Here at Casa Marianella, we strive to create an environment where hope lives while promoting [...]

By |2018-05-10T06:42:05+00:00May 10th, 2018|Events|0 Comments

Austin Police Department Does Q&A at Casa

We were very thankful to have members of ADP come visit Casa Marianella this past week. Sadot Azzua, the Austin Police Department's Liaison for Refugee & Immigrant Outreach, along with Officer Bino Cadenas and Officer Jesse Mendoza, both from our district, came to a combined ESL class on Thursday night for Q&A and they were a hit! We loved hearing their personal stories [...]

By |2018-04-29T16:45:49+00:00April 28th, 2018|Events|0 Comments

Casa Residents Attend UT Youth Play

We had a blast at This Girl Laughs, This Girl Cries, & This Girl Does Nothing, a production of the Performance as Public Practice Student Alliance in collaboration with graduate students in the Drama & Theatre for Youth & Communities (DTYC) MFA program at UT Austin. The actors are on the back row are Lina Chambers &  Kriston Woodreaux. In [...]

By |2018-04-22T21:37:07+00:00April 22nd, 2018|Events|0 Comments

Spring ESL Show and Tell Night!

March 27, 2018 Another epic Show and Tell Night for the books! The musical numbers were exceptional and I was so captivated by the many gripping and memorable stories told by our dear residents. I was especially moved by Jon’s story. Jon is so dedicated to serving Casa. He has been involved for over 30 [...]

By |2018-04-19T08:27:32+00:00April 15th, 2018|Events, Resident Stories|0 Comments

‘They Live Here, Now’ Premieres at SXSW 2018

It's been a busy 2018 for Casa Marianella thus far! With the excitement of our new home for immigrant families and the success of Amplify 2018, along with all the wonderful continued support we have received from the ATX community, we are truly feeling the love. And now, our good friend and incredible Filmmaker, Jason Outenreath, [...]

By |2018-03-17T15:12:13+00:00March 17th, 2018|Events|0 Comments

New Casa/Posada Staff Take a Trip to the Border

After fleeing violence and persecution in their home country, thousands of refugees find themselves detained in immigration centers. Due to an array of challenges—including treacherous journeys, language barriers, lack of access to legal services, limited financial resources, and ongoing trauma and health issues—most folks confront incredible obstacles as they attempt to be released from detention, [...]

By |2017-11-13T08:07:26+00:00November 12th, 2017|Events|0 Comments