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The 2016 Annual Report reveals how your support of Casa Latina is advancing the power and well-being of the Latino immigrant community, even when the world around us is getting messy. Read the 2016 Annual Report here, and you'll hear from Executive Director Marcos Martinez, see how our programs inspired Maricela Osorio to be a strong leader for her family and community, and learn many key success point from the year! These include:
Thank you—guests, community partners, friends, volunteers, and allies—for joining us at a momentous En Camino Gala. Seeing your commitment to advancing the power and well-being of Latino immigrants at such a crucial time is truly uplifting for our community. When many people are using hateful rhetoric to divide our country, you have taken a concrete step to say YES to the full participation of the Latino community in the economy and democracy of this country.
For more than two decades Casa Latina has worked diligently to build a future in which the Latino community can participate fully and freely in our economy and democracy. Yesterday's election results dealt a hard blow to our vision. Like you, we are shocked and disappointed by the news.
“The immigrants I know and love . . . are the hardest working workers I’ve met in my life. Now is the time to double down on fighting for justice for our community.”
- Lorena González
The 2015 Annual Report shares an inspiring letter from Marcos Martinez, Casa Latina's executive director and tells the story of three Casa Latina members. Read the full 2015 Annual Report here. Spoiler alert: your support helps them build better lives!
After an extensive search in collaboration with worker-members and staff, the Casa Latina board of directors is proud to have selected Marcos Martinez as our new Executive Director. Founding Executive Director Hilary Stern "will pass the baton" to Marcos in early February 2016, completing 22 years in her leadership role.
Movie theaters provide Seattle with the best of crime, drama, intrigue, and detective work on film, but what happens when this type of action takes place in real life at a cinema near you?
Jorge cleaned a movie theater for two and a half years, but the janitorial company that hired him failed to pay his overtime. When payday came around, the boss ignored Jorge, and came to owe him $15,000 in unpaid wages.