Author: LaCasa

Five Years of Spanish Classes For Migrants and Refugees in the Casa

Feliz cumpleaños to the Casa’s free, daily Spanish classes for migrants and refugees! Last month we celebrated  this big moment – and the accomplishments of so many successful students  – with a party.  Together with Sin Fronteras staff, Casa guests, volunteers, community members, and alums we ate, danced, celebrated and, of course, broke the piñata.

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Gracias Margarita

We want to remember the life of a dear friend, Margarita Camacho Torres, who passed away last year and would have celebrated her birthday this month. Margarita passed away on April 25th, 2014 from complications following a routine bladder operation. She worked at Casa de los Amigos from 1983 to 2011 as a key member

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Wanted: Community- Oriented, Social Justice- Minded Volunteers

Friends, we’ve received some great applications for new full-time Casa volunteers but are still looking for more! Please help spread the word! As a volunteer, you live at the Casa, receive a $1000 peso monthly stipend, get a free daily breakfast and benefit from a shared monthly food fund. For more info, click here.

Strengthening International Understanding

Guess what we are doing today at Casa de los Amigos? Accompanying a group of 11 US college students to rural Mexico for the experience of a lifetime. As part of our Migration and Economic Justice Field School, we’re up early to travel two hours to the farming village of Vicente Guerrero. There, we’ll spend

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Festivalito Multi-Trueque “La Paloma”

The Casa’s Economic Justice Committee is hosting our third Festivalito La Paloma, a bartering fair based on solidarity economics on Saturday, May 16th. All welcome! 13 hrs. Required introductory workshop 13:30 – 14hrs Bartering fair 14hrs Big community potluck Bring products to trade and food to share!  

Lo Que Pasa en la Casa: April 2015

Hospitality. Many thanks to all of our participants in the Casa’s second Quaker Social Action in Mexico Learning Tour in March (first photo above). We had another great week, learning together about the work and community of the Casa with 11 Friends from all over the country. Right before the Learning Tour, dozens of Friends

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