Developing relationships with families to see the Chirilagua neighborhood transformed by Christ.

Developing relationships with families to see the Chirilagua neighborhood transformed by Christ.


National Mentoring Month

January is National Mentoring Month. Be a Casa mentor and be a part of something great! By investing in the life of a young child, mentors boost confidence in their academic skills and improve the student’s well-being. As we have seen mentorships grow, mentors learn more about their mentees and the Chirilagua neighborhood. Through one mentorship, you will see two lives transform–the mentee’s and your own!

About Casa Chirilagua

We are a community of people “learning together to love our neighbors as ourselves” in a Latino neighborhood in Alexandria, Virginia. As a faith-based Christian non-profit with a small staff and over 100 volunteers, we serve alongside more than 100 families and their children (1st-12th grades) each week through our community programs.

Explore Our Programs


Casa is creating space for our community to shape its youngest members into its future leaders. We provide programs for 1st–5th grade students to hone their academic skills, improve confidence, and find an accepting community where they belong.


With Teens Club and Casa to College, Casa is providing 6th–12th grade students social and developmental support through group classes, tutoring, experience and exposure field trips, Bible studies, and college preparation.


Our community-based mentoring program matches students enrolled in Casa programs with a caring adult mentor for a minimum of one year. Transforming two lives through one mentor relationship!

Local Leaders

Local Leaders are college-age young adults from the community hired to run our afterschool programs while receiving part-time job experience, professional development and training, professional mentoring, and support for continuing education.


Casa Chirilagua’s family strengthening programming provides families with safe spaces to engage in community dialogue, share achievements, strengthen parent/child communication, and serve in a leadership capacity to promote the well-being of the family.

Emergency Relief

Our deep roots in the community have positioned us to respond to the needs of the community quickly and effectively. We invite you to join us and be a part of our food distributions and rent & utility relief efforts.

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