Volunteer Spotlight

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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+00:00 June 7th, 2018|Events, Volunteer Spotlight|0 Comments

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

We’re Thankful for Spring Support: Fundraisers, Volunteering & More

April was a great month for fundraisers, volunteering, and general love for Casa Marianella and our sister houses! Here is just a few of the organizations and people we would like to spotlight this month. José Maldonado José Maldonado caught our attention on Instagram - he is an avid crocheter who took on a wonderful project - [...]

By | 2018-04-27T13:27:14+00:00 April 27th, 2018|Volunteer Spotlight|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

September Convivio Festivities!

This past Sunday we gathered for yet another festive Convivio! We enjoyed lots of delicious food thanks to Aster’s Ethiopian Restaurant as well as Queta, Sofia and Gladys’ cooking! We also celebrated a former resident's teenage daughter's birthday with a cake and live music from Spirit of the Drums. In the words of dear staff [...]

By | 2017-10-01T04:29:55+00:00 September 30th, 2017|Events, Volunteer Spotlight|0 Comments

ESL Improv Games Night

Improv Games Night was such a hit! The evening was led by Amy Knop-Narbutis, three of her colleagues from local improv workshops, & ESL teachers Jedda, Max, & Camille. The games played included Bunny Bunny, Eights, Mirroring, Pass the Clap, Rock Paper Scissors and many more! In the words of our beloved ESL Coordinator: "We [...]

By | 2017-09-07T11:35:48+00:00 September 7th, 2017|Events, Volunteer Spotlight|0 Comments

ESL Teacher Shares Her Experience at Casa

We spoke with one of our wonderful ESL teachers, Camille, about her extensive involvement with Casa Marianella and what she has gained from teaching and interacting with people from all walks of life. What first prompted you to start teaching ESL? I was told about how refugees come from very bad situations in their home [...]

By | 2017-08-08T22:14:48+00:00 August 8th, 2017|Volunteer Spotlight|0 Comments