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Spring2Action THIS Wednesday

TODAY YOU CAN HELP secure a strong start to Spring2Action:

 

  1. Give now to double your gift with a $5,000 matching grant for all advance donations!

 

  1. Like this Facebook post The #Spring2Action post with the most likes by April 25th will win $250!

 

Because of your generosity during Spring2Action, Casa Chirilagua continues to provide education, promote empowerment, build relational bridges and display love to the community in Chirilagua. Together we can do this!

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2017 Annual Report

You made 2017 a very memorable year! We couldn’t have done it without you.

Read more in Casa Chirilagua’s 2017 annual report.

 

Cover of Casa Chirilagua annual report, featuring student and his mother

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Beginning New Journeys

The new semester of YHI (Yo Hablo Ingles English Language Learning classes) has launched! Adults from the community filled our entryway as they lined up for orientation. Excitement swirled through the winter air as many new students arrived to begin this new journey. By the end of the semester they will have gained important English skills, learned through collaboration and engaged in leadership building exercises.

 

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Empowering neighbors through language

“On the first day I was nervous and happy to start learning and perfect my English,” reflects Felix as he remembers his first day as a student. He began learning English in our new classes last September. Now fast forward sixteen weeks and Felix is a proud graduate, “I can start conversations at work. I can say numbers and months. I can make appointment for my child. It’s been an excellent experience.”

 

Yo Hablo Ingles (YHI) is the very first ELL adult program of its kind offered at Casa Chirilagua. It has been made possible through the incredible leadership of German and Paola Gomez along with Edgar Lopez-Jimenez from The Mission Continues, and many other dedicated volunteers. Students learned English language skills based on their abilities, ranging from basic grammar and conversation up to communicating with their children’s teachers and landlords, applying for a lease and discussing weekend plans.

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