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+00:00 May 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+00:00 April 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+00:00 April 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+00:00 April 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+00:00 March 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+00:00 November 12th, 2017|Events|0 Comments

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

Casa Marianella Participating in Giving Tuesday 2017

We’re just a month away from #GivingTuesday, a harmonious global day of donating, fueled by  social media and the power of the Internet. Last year Casa Marianella participated, with donations coming in from far and wide to help us continue our mission of hosting asylum seekers and immigrants from across the globe. All in all, [...]

By | 2017-10-29T18:51:43+00:00 October 29th, 2017|Events|0 Comments