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April Calendar for Volunteers

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Casa Chirilagua 5K Fun Run 2013

One mantra we often utilize around the Casa office is, “It’s not efficient but it’s effective.” When we have an extremely high attendance rate at a parent meeting after many individual phone calls and house visits, we repeat to ourselves, “It’s not efficient but it’s effective.” Efficiency and effectiveness are always in tension in the midst of relationships. Whether we are sending a handwritten thank you note or taking time to truly show our thanks and appreciation in person, we struggle through the balance.

We’ve begun hosting coffee meetings (“cafecitos”) in the neighborhood, in efforts to share our story and gather information from Chirilagua families. This process is the first phase in the development of a comprehensive Strategic Direction plan. Throughout this first phase, we have been challenged by our mantra once again. (more…)

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Casa Chirilagua Kids Club volunteer Bob Wright

Within the Casa Chiri community, no one remembered him as “Bob Wright” he was simply “Grandpa Bob.”

“He was everyone’s Grandpa!” was a common expression I heard when asking the Casa Chirilagua community for thoughts and reflections on his life. (more…)

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Casa Chirilagua Teens Club learns yoga

Our Monday night programming for Teens Club was created with the intent of broadening our students’ exposure to new ideas, hobbies, and skills. With that in mind, we were excited to offer a yoga class throughout the month of January. Lisa Martinez, a licensed professional yoga instructor, volunteered her teaching skills to introduce our young people to a new way of moving and knowing their bodies.

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