Volunteer Spotlight: Directiva de Padres

Feb 11, 2013

From left to right: Roger (President), Roger (Vice President), Georgina (Accountant), Isabel (Secretary) Not pictured: Juana (Treasurer)

This month we highlight our Kids Club Directiva de Padres (Parent Board). These five leaders have worked incredibly hard over the past year to empower the parents to take more ownership and get more involved in Kids Club. From advocating for a bus stop for the kids in the fall, to organizing and executing several fundraisers (including raffles, a yard sale, and food sales), to planning and facilitating several family friendly events (including a Central American Thanksgiving and Christmas Celebration), they have been busy! Their latest accomplishment has been mobilizing the entire parent group to dedicate one day per week to help with clean-up after program. This has been a huge help to the staff, as well as an added blessing for the church where we meet. We are so thankful to the Directiva de Padres for their efforts, and we are proud of the example they are giving their children and the rest of the community.

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.