Meet Leydy, An Emerging Local Leader!

Jul 22, 2015

One of my passions is helping kids. My hope for the future is to become a school counselor and be able to share my story with the kids and have them feel inspired to move forward and achieve all of their goals. I want to be able to teach them that we’re always going to go through difficult times in life but that if they work hard they can accomplish their goals and be who they want to be.

I absolutely love traveling. My family is from the village of Chirilagua in El Salvador and we go whenever we can. I love being surrounded by all the simplicity and humility that Chirilagua is.

I also love animals and hope to one day be able to raise awareness on taking better care of the environment to make it not only better for us human beings, but for the animals as well.

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.