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About Ashley Davis

Ashley volunteered as an ESL teacher at Casa Marianella for several years. She now manages the website and supports the marketing team to help spread the word about Casa's incredible mission! You can reach her at:

Casa on KVUE: Giving Back on Giving Tuesday

So much gratitude for you all supporting Casa by generously contributing on Giving Tuesday to help us raise just over 7K. We couldn't do this without you. Thank you for helping us carry out our mission to welcome displaced immigrants and promotes self-sufficiency by providing shelter and support services. >>CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE KVUE [...]

By |2018-12-18T01:14:42-06:00December 18th, 2018|Events, In the News|0 Comments

Celebrating the Lives of Two Champions

This week we lost two of our champions. Our beloved volunteer Jorge Huerta and retired Bishop John McCarthy, former Wendler award winner: Jorge Huerta recently wrote a beautiful piece about his experience at Casa helping residents: Today we remember these two heroes and celebrate their lives. Both were full of love, kindness and [...]

By |2018-08-21T08:17:29-06:00August 21st, 2018|In the News, Volunteer Spotlight|0 Comments

Mundial’18 Benefit at Kinda Tropical

On the 14th of July we gathered at Kinda Tropical with DJ Sal Vasquez, Indivisible Austin, Cine Las Americas and CustomInk to celebrate the World Cup, fellowship, family and freedom. Sal Vasquez, along with Jean Anne Lauer (Cine Las Americas) and Sara Clough (Indivisible Austin) had put their heads together and decided to throw a [...]

By |2018-08-08T20:06:37-06:00August 8th, 2018|Events|0 Comments

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 |2018-06-07T08:24:26-06:00June 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 |2018-05-16T21:03:34-06:00May 16th, 2018|Resident Stories, Volunteer Spotlight|0 Comments

Casa’s 14th Annual Benefit Supports the Immigrant Community

Casa Marianella’s 14th annual benefit was one big family reunion full of fun, fellowship, heartwarming stories and inspiring speeches. Austinites gathered on the 25th of April at the Asian American Resource Center to show their support for the immigrant community. Here at Casa Marianella, we strive to create an environment where hope lives while promoting [...]

By |2018-05-10T06:42:05-06:00May 10th, 2018|Events|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 |2018-04-19T08:27:32-06:00April 15th, 2018|Events, Resident Stories|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 |2017-11-15T08:48:06-06:00November 1st, 2017|Events, Volunteer Spotlight|0 Comments

Building Hope: 150 Bricks at a Time

The “Build Hope Not Walls’ Exhibit and Fundraiser was created by Nick Ramos, a Brazilian immigrant living in Georgetown. Nick’s aim was to bring artists to create an exhibit that helps support immigrants and refugees. Each of the total 150 artists created a brick representing their individuality. Each brick was a unique work of art, [...]

By |2017-10-25T14:55:47-06:00October 25th, 2017|Events|0 Comments