Monthly Archives: July 2017


Casa’s First Annual Summer ESL Game Night!

Our first annual ESL Summer Game Night was a blast! Students and teachers alike gathered on a warm June afternoon to enjoy various convivial activities planned by our very own creative ESL Coordinator. A few of the games we played included Sponge Races, Water Balloon Relays, "Run Waiter Run," Water Balloon Pops, Water Balloon Tosses, [...]

By |2017-07-27T04:06:58-06:00July 27th, 2017|Events|0 Comments

Casa Salaam Backyard Clean-Up is Huge Success!

The Power of Community Thank you to everyone who came out to support our efforts to clean up the backyard of Casa Salaam - our newest home for two-parent immigrant families. It has been a long road, but Casa Salaam is finally open to immigrant families, with our first family already moved in. Casa Salaam, [...]

By |2017-07-23T13:29:46-06:00July 23rd, 2017|Events|2 Comments

El Mercado​ Sabado at Casa Marianella

Allen Schroeder brings delicious food to Casa Marianella every Saturday morning. We are so grateful for his dedication and thoughtfulness. Allen writes about his experiences interacting with residents the process of food recovery: I love bringing recovery food to Casa Marianella on Saturday mornings. There's usually music playing on someone's phone and a nice aroma is [...]

By |2017-07-17T00:52:07-06:00July 16th, 2017|Volunteer Spotlight|0 Comments

The Young African Leaders Initiative’s Fourth Visit to
Casa Marianella

On the 3rd of July, 25 Mandela Washington Fellows (Young African Leaders) gathered at Casa Marianella to enjoy a wonderful, warm evening full of fellowship and to share a meal with Casa’s residents and staff. This meeting was a part of the MWF student’s community service component while participating in a six week MWF-YAL Institute/Business [...]

By |2017-07-17T00:44:06-06:00July 5th, 2017|Events|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 |2017-08-15T04:49:40-06:00July 1st, 2017|Events, Resident Stories|2 Comments