National Mentoring Month – Transforming Families

Feb 8, 2016

As a young woman living across the country from most of my family, I feel very fortunate to have found Casa Chirilagua and a new home away from home with my mentee and her family. My mentorship experience has not only been fun and allowed me to make meaningful relationships with people I would have never otherwise met, but my mentee and her family also have supported me and my own family through difficult times with love and prayer. I am so thankful to the hard-working Casa Chirilagua staff for my transformative experiences with my mentee!

This story was submitted by mentor Meredith Dost.

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.