Adriana Named New Executive Director

As I finish my final month at Casa Chirilagua, it is my honor and pleasure to announce that the Casa Chirilagua board of directors has named Mrs. Adriana Gomez Schellhaas as our new Executive Director. Adriana has served with Casa Chirilagua since 2012, starting as...

Annual Report 2018

Thank you all for helping us grow deeper and stronger relationships in 2018! Please view your impact in our annual report below.  

A Teaching Moment

As Kids Club volunteer Ms. Nancy sat down to talk with Eddy, his head was turned away and his arms were crossed. Eddy hadn’t been listening when Kids Club was doing the daily honor code review and each time Ms. Nancy had asked him to focus, he would ignore her and...

Being a Vulnerable Leader

At times building new relationships can take a lot of courage. Especially when a leader chooses to be vulnerable and share personal stories with middle school students who have had a rough day. This has been the case for Mr. Kalin, who has been in this scenario each...

You did it! Mentoring Month Success

  Looking ahead with bright eyes and a smile, first grade student Ricardo patiently sat at the kitchen table waiting for his newest friend to come through the front door. This was no ordinary friend – this was Robert, Ricardo’s new mentor. As his new mentor...

Casa to College Learns Bridge Building at Work

Casa to College students recently met with high skilled laborers from a variety of fields including an airplane mechanic, tunneling operator, a City of Alexandria EMT/firefighter, as well as a manager and director from the Alexandria Seaport Foundation. While they...