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Casa ESL Teacher Selected for Emerge Program

We are proud to announce that Amy Knop-Narbutis, a 6-year Casa ESL teacher, has been selected for Leadership Austin's Emerge program! This inspiring program provides leadership training and collaboration opportunities for emerging community leaders in Greater Austin. In 1979 Leadership Austin was founded—by the Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce (GACC)—with the mission of providing leadership [...]

By |2017-02-03T13:13:15-06:00September 19th, 2016|Volunteer Spotlight|0 Comments

One Roof by Teacher Omar

The following is a beautiful poem written about Casa Marianella. The author is our very own talented ESL teacher volunteer, Omar Gamboa. We had the pleasure of gathering to hear Omar recite his poem the week after our Show and Tell Night! One roof: that title there, I understand, is slightly misleading. After all, Casa is not just one [...]

By |2017-02-03T13:13:15-06:00August 18th, 2016|Volunteer Spotlight|0 Comments

Volunteer Spotlight: Sofia

Ever since I arrived, Sofia has been volunteering mornings throughout the week. She did our laundry and cooked, but she also did much more. She took care of our residents who needed the most care, and she did so with a joking, motherly demeanor that charmed all of us. And I think all Casa staff [...]

By |2016-03-03T04:15:24-06:00March 2nd, 2016|Volunteer Spotlight|0 Comments

Casa’s Mural

Francisco Chávez-Silva first met Macario at a workshop at the Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center in Austin. It was a workshop led by Oaxacan artists who taught the participants to make alebrijes—small, buy wooden sculptures of fantastical creatures. Macario, a Mexican immigrant with a serious, dry demeanor, a history of addiction and a [...]

By |2017-02-03T13:13:19-06:00February 15th, 2016|Volunteer Spotlight|0 Comments

Volunteer Spotlight: Enriqueta Gonzalez

Sixteen years ago, viagra Enriqueta “Queta” Gonzalez found herself traveling alongside a coyote (a human smuggler) and his two male charges, rx all three of them filthy, hungry, and penniless. Queta had already encountered great difficulties since she’d left her home in Veracruz, México, and she would have already been broke if a passing, kindly [...]

By |2017-02-03T13:13:23-06:00January 30th, 2016|Volunteer Spotlight|0 Comments