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Volunteer Jorge Huerta Shares About His Experiences Helping Residents

The following was written by our beloved volunteer Jorge Huerta. He writes about his experiences as a volunteer, helping immigrants at Casa Marianella: --- February 20th, 2018 I close the cycle of participating as a volunteer. I would be in charge of Casa Marienella every wednesday while the staff meetings were taking place discussing evaluations, [...]

By | 2018-05-16T21:03:34+00:00 May 16th, 2018|Resident Stories, Volunteer Spotlight|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

ESL Show and Tell Night Summer 2017

We had a fantastic time at our ESL Summer Show and Tell event this past Tuesday evening! As the sun set and the heat subsided, all three levels of students came together in the Level 2 classroom to share their stories, hobbies, photos, and more. The classroom was lit perfectly with twinkling lights, with a [...]

By | 2017-08-15T04:49:40+00:00 July 1st, 2017|Events, Resident Stories|2 Comments

Another Magical Show and Tell!

ESL Students Share Their Stories and Talents! We were so impressed with the amazing stories, photos and talents shared by our residents, ESL students and members of the Casa community- including a few of our ESL teachers and staff members! What we loved most was seeing the confidence exuded by our ESL students. For some [...]

By | 2017-04-02T15:03:32+00:00 April 2nd, 2017|Events, Resident Stories|0 Comments

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

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

Posada Esperanza Resident Spotlight: Elbia

The following story was beautifully written by our very own talented Posada staff member, Clare Deck. --- One of the first interactions I had with Elbia was while she was doing a video call with two of her kids. She is from Concepción Chiquirichapa, Guatemala, where her daughter, 12, and two sons, 9 and 4, live. During [...]

By | 2017-02-03T13:13:14+00:00 September 26th, 2016|Resident Stories|1 Comment