On the third Thursday of each month, a student from the community, Lina, coordinates a gathering for local high school students to interact with local professionals. She collects the professional areas of interest from each student and then reaches out to networks of Latino professionals working in those industries. Lina asks them to share their personal struggles, pathways of training and their professional experiences with high school students to inspire them to overcome obstacles and achieve their dreams. Thus far, students have heard from a graphic designer, communications director, interior designer, engineer, lawyer, social worker, and an accountant.
High School Professional Role Models Series
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.