6th Grader’s Legacy

Feb 11, 2013

On February 2nd, we held a training for Teens Club student-volunteers who would be helping tutor younger Kids Club students. The middle school kids showed up half awake, but after a small breakfast, they were fully present and eager to volunteer with the kids. When we asked them why they wanted to volunteer, many of them had very impressive answers. The one that stood out was Orlando’s. He responded, “When the kids get older, they will remember me as a volunteer, and they will return to volunteer also.” I said, “You want to leave behind a legacy?” And with deep conviction he said, “Yes.” That is inspiration.


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.

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Our relational network of volunteers and donors reflects a diverse group of individuals from all over the Washington, D.C. metro area. As a non-profit, we rely on the community for assisting program directors on-site, being mentors, supplying the needs of our food pantry, and everything in between. Each member of our Casa community holds a unique gift, whether time, talent or treasure.