Entering Into Life in Chirilagua: When 15 Summer Interns Live on $80 Week

Jul 10, 2015

“This summer has been amazing with all the opportunities God is giving us to see Him work in ways we’ve never imagined. Jesus is with the day laborer, He is with the kids of Chirilagua, and He is with us as we budget our allowance even when we think ends won’t meet. He truly blessed us this week with abundance when unexpected guests brought us fruits and veggies. He helped the 15 of us through the week with only $80 on food, so I can’t wait to see how he grows us in spiritual abundance the next 3 weeks!” –Ceci, Intervarsity Summer Intern–

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.