You’re Building Local Leadership

Sep 29, 2016


Your support fosters one of Casa’s core values; building Local Leaders within the community. Every day these leaders build up the students around them at Kids Club. Veteran Local Leader Leydy will tell you it isn’t always easy. With kids’ varying personalities, enthusiasm and energy she’s learned to remain a firm, flexible, fun and sincere leader. Now in her second year, Leydy knows how to command the room.


On a visit to Kids Club you might find her in a silent room of 41 well-behaved students,intently reading books. This would not be possible without your part in their growth. This summer your support of these local leaders and their community cultivated the Summer Club program—a program which Leydy co-led. It was here that Leydy’s leadership skills expanded. It was also here that students gained a love for reading.


Leydy gained the trust and respect of these Summer Club students who are now in Kids Club. Nowadays, these students sit happily reading under her watchful eye. The fruits of your support are clear: Local Leaders are building future leaders every day.

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.