Author: LaCasa

Changes for our Coordinating Team

Just this last week we said goodbye to Heather Nicholson, who has been the Casa’s Volunteer Coordinator for the last two years. The loss of Heather’s tremendous spirit and commitment to the Casa is already being felt. She was an invaluable asset to our team and community. Thanks to her, our volunteer program is stronger

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Caravana Migrante Viacrucis

At the end of April, a caravan of over a thousand predominantly Honduran migrants in need of international protection (and with a list of human rights concerns) arrived in Mexico City. Casa volunteers mobilized to lend a hand at the migrant shelter CAFEMIN which received them, helping to prepare and serve food and distribute clothing

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Our next Cinemoneda screening is on Thursday, May 29th at 6:30pm. The film, Beasts of the Southern Wild, relates to economic justice in the U.S. through the lens of economic and environmental inequalities in the Southern state of Louisiana.

Day of the Dead with Spanish classes for refugees

Dear Friends, A dozen Nigerian, Haitian, Congolese and Iranian students got a lot of attention last Wednesday at Mercado Jamaica, a Mexican market that specializes in Day of the Dead supplies. Each year before November 2, the city fills up with ofrendas, colorful altars dedicated to friends and relatives who are no longer living. From

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A Casa Summer

Dear friends, At Casa de los Amigos, summer starts the day the summer volunteers arrive. This year, we welcomed another extraordinary group. Every summer since 2007, a small group of motivated students from Haverford and Bryn Mawr Colleges in Pennsylvania has come to the Casa for ten weeks to volunteer, live in community, explore, learn

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Casa Tochan Turns One

Dear friends, A year ago, we wrote to you happily announcing the inauguration of Casa Tochan, one of the Casa’s most exciting and important new projects. It was also one of the most ambitious – a shelter for migrants and refugees run by a coalition of four organizations without any outside funding. Now, one year

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