December Convivio: Our Biggest in History!

“If music be the food of love, play on!” -William Shakespeare While the term ‘convivio’ is generally understood to mean ‘banquet’ or ‘feast,’ its Spanish roots bring us a little closer to understanding what Casa Marianella is going for with each month’s convivio celebration. Taken from the verb convivir—which translates to ‘live together’—our convivio is [...]

By |2020-01-03T10:24:37-06:00January 3rd, 2020|Events|1 Comment

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

Summer ESL Show and Tell a Big Success!

We had a blast at our latest ESL Show and Tell night. It was a fantastic opportunity for our residents to showcase what they've learned in ESL and practice their public speaking skills. Before our ESL Show and Tell night, our residents worked with ESL teachers to come up with a presentation to give in [...]

By |2018-09-03T15:39:35-06:00September 2nd, 2018|Events|2 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

Casa Marianella Reunites Family Separated at the Border

We'd like to share a recent example of how your donations are directly helping reunite families separated at the border. Family From Congo Separated at the Border Our home for women and children, Posada Esperanza of Casa Marianella, recently helped reunite a family from Congo. The father and his six year old daughter came to immigration [...]

By |2018-07-10T09:21:32-06:00July 1st, 2018|Events, Posada Esperanza, Resident Stories|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

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

Austin Police Department Does Q&A at Casa

We were very thankful to have members of ADP come visit Casa Marianella this past week. Sadot Azzua, the Austin Police Department's Liaison for Refugee & Immigrant Outreach, along with Officer Bino Cadenas and Officer Jesse Mendoza, both from our district, came to a combined ESL class on Thursday night for Q&A and they were a hit! We loved hearing their personal stories [...]

By |2018-04-29T16:45:49-06:00April 28th, 2018|Events|0 Comments

Casa Residents Attend UT Youth Play

We had a blast at This Girl Laughs, This Girl Cries, & This Girl Does Nothing, a production of the Performance as Public Practice Student Alliance in collaboration with graduate students in the Drama & Theatre for Youth & Communities (DTYC) MFA program at UT Austin. The actors are on the back row are Lina Chambers &  Kriston Woodreaux. In [...]

By |2018-04-22T21:37:07-06:00April 22nd, 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