Teens Club: Hour of Excellence

Mar 11, 2013

Change is good, but sometimes change can be uncomfortable. Shifting resources to a Wednesday evening meeting has allowed a more focused “hour of excellence”, opened the door to partner with Guitars not Guns, and has given some students the extra push they needed to take advantage of meeting with their teachers regularly after school. Our boys who participate in Guitars Not Guns have learned two songs and are regularly attending. Change can be a challenge, but it’s great to see some of our students stretch themselves and adapt. Our volunteers have been an integral part of making these changes successful. Our first field trip since the shift will be this week, and we will be visiting the Salvadoran Embassy! We hope this visit will give them a new perspective on the importance of their cultural heritage as they define their identity in this very important stage of life.

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.