Stories

GRAND OPENING 4/1!

Come celebrate the sweetness of our community’s new home!

¡Venga y celebre con nosotros la dulcera de nuestro nuevo hogar!

 

After years of prayer, planning and preparing our community finally has a new home! Let’s celebrate together on April 1st. Tour the new space and the learn about Casa Chirilagua while enjoying food and fun.

 

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Casa’s Amazon Wish List

Would you like to send Casa a house warming gift? We’ve put together an Amazon Wish List with some general items you can purchase for programs, the classrooms, and offices as the space comes to life with children, families and activities.  Gifts may be sent to 4109 Mount Vernon Ave. Alexandria, VA 22305. Double your impact by purchasing through Casa Chirilagua’s Amazon Smile account!

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When a Child is Brave and Courageous

This is not Andres’* typical Saturday morning. The alarm goes off very early. Waking up his first thought is that it must be a school day—it’s usually what happens when the alarm goes off this early. But his mom reminds him this is no school day. This is the day he will be speaking at City Hall! He and his mentor Michael* will be standing in front of Alexandria’s City Council to speak about Casa Chirilagua. This is a big day!

 

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Who Inspires You?

Kids Club student a winner of MLK Day drawing contest!

In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day students at Mount Vernon participated in a drawing contest with the prompt “Who inspires you?” When he heard this question, 5th grader Carlos* knew immediately who he wanted to draw—Lionel Messi.  “He works hard and he really cares about people…and he’s an amazing soccer player. I want to be like him,” said Carlos when asked why he chose Messi.

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