Give a Student a Mentor for Christmas

Nov 4, 2014

Every time I read the monthly reports from our mentors I’m amazed at the many ways God works through our mentor-mentee relationships. Just this past month I read how one mentor is teaching her mentee Korean, another mentor has helped her mentee conquer her fear of dogs, and one of our middle school mentees even made the baseball team despite having no prior experience- all with the help of his very dedicated mentoring couple.  As the Christmas season approaches and we all turn our thoughts towards gift-giving, I realize that being a mentor  is a gift to a child that truly makes a life-long impact. Our mentors invest a portion of their time each week to their mentees, and are rewarded with the opportunity to see two lives transformed by one relationship. So many of our mentors have shared with me both the joy of seeing their mentee learn and grow, and the personal fulfillment they experience being a mentor. This Christmas,

consider giving the gift of time to one of our students in Chirilagua by becoming a mentor. Email me ( if you are interested in becoming a mentor.


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.