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Casa Marianella Receives 2017 Boomerang Grant

We're thrilled to one of the 2017 Boomerang grantees as part of the Kindle Project! Boomerang is a fairly new project that gives artists the power to pay-it-forward and recommend organizations for Kindle Project funds. Stated on their website, "Boomerang seeks to shed light upon and creatively catalyze unseen opportunities by widening who influences philanthropic [...]

By | 2017-11-11T17:11:29+00:00 November 11th, 2017|In the News|0 Comments

Learn More About Casa’s New Hosting Program

Our Hosting Program is open to Austinites who are willing to share their home with an asylum seeker in ATX. We are so thankful for the love and support our new program has received thus far. This program is largely beneficial for everyone involved, and is a great cultural opportunity for the host! We’re answering [...]

By | 2017-10-02T15:00:56+00:00 September 25th, 2017|In the News|0 Comments

Casa Marianella Launches New Hosting Program

We are thrilled to announce that we are launching a new Hosting Program in October, which is open to residents of the Austin community! Our Hosting Program is an extension of our current residential program at Casa Marianella. We are asking Austinites to open their homes to 1-2 residents for 3 months after they have [...]

By | 2017-09-04T15:46:59+00:00 September 4th, 2017|In the News|0 Comments

CommUnityCare Receives Ed Wendler Award For Outstanding Service to the Immigrant Community

In 1986, Casa Marianella, an emergency homeless shelter in East Austin for immigrants fleeing war and oppression, was donated by Ed Wendler to the Diocese of Austin for use as a shelter. Each year, the Ed Wendler Award for Outstanding Service to the Immigrant Community is presented to an organization that goes above and beyond [...]

By | 2017-05-08T13:57:48+00:00 May 6th, 2017|In the News|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

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

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

Welcome Diversity Through Hospitality

The following is an article from the American-Statesman by Rev. Madeline Shelton Hawley. Rev. Hawley shares with us a beautifully written account of her experience at Casa Marianella: It’s a Sunday night at Casa Marianella, nurse a shelter for recently arrived immigrants and asylum seekers in East Austin. As I carry my paper plate heaped [...]

By | 2017-02-03T13:13:15+00:00 August 11th, 2016|In the News|0 Comments