transform two lives through mentoring

Jan 7, 2015

Casa Chirilagua is a proud participant in National Mentoring Month.  Since 2009, Casa has partnered with more than 50 mentors who have served over 60 youth ages 7 to 15 from the Chirilagua community. We strive to place every Kids Club student in a mentoring relationship. Currently we have 9 children who are waiting for this life-transforming relationship. Our goal is to pair each of them with a mentor this month!


Consider some of the benefits of mentoring:

1) Children with mentors find happier, more fulfilling careers.

2) Mentoring can reduce depression symptoms in youth.

3) Mentoring has been found to improve a youth’s relationship with their parents and having better prospects of moving on to higher education.


Here is a helpful  Casa Chirilagua Mentoring FAQ’s sheet.


Please email our Mentoring Director ( if you are interested or attend Alexandria’s National Mentoring Month Recruiting Event on Monday, January 26th at the Lee Center in Alexandria from 6-8 PM (details HERE) and ask for Adriana at the Casa Chirilagua booth.


We look forward to seeing you there!

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.