Casa Latina advances the power and well-being of Latino immigrants through employment, education, and community organizing.

2015 En Camino Annual Gala - The Incredible Results!

Mon, 10/05/2015 - 11:33am

“Casa Latina has helped the National Domestic Workers Alliance to grow, to win, and to make this country better for domestic workers, for immigrants, for women of color, and ultimately, for all of us.”
-Ai-jen Poo

Thank you—guests, volunteers, community sponsors, friends, and allies—for making the annual En Camino gala a spectacular night! With over 575 guests joining us, the night included a wonderful range of voices and emotion: Mayor Ed Murray honored Casa Latina’s Executive Director with an official proclamation of Hilary Stern Day; Keynote speaker Ai-jen Poo brought us love and compassion and a warm smile as she described the amazing leadership of Casa Latina’s women leaders; former Casa Latina member Victor Ceron made us laugh AND cry as he described his journey from just-arrived immigrant to successful business owner; and special musical guest Cambalache inspired great joy and celebration—enough for a mid-dinner dance party!

We loved everyone on stage—but as always our guests took En Camino to the next level. We raised over $244,000! And, that money will be used to support Latino immigrants as they empower themselves, pursuing employment and education opportunities that prepare them for a more self-sufficient future. Your donations make ESL classes, day labor job dispatch, work place safety and skills workshops, leadership development, and computer classes available for all our members!

For over two decades Casa Latina has journeyed “en camino”—on the road—with the Latino immigrant community, empowering women and men through employment and education, developing new leaders, and organizing for justice. Together we are marching toward our vision of the Latino community participating fully and freely in our democracy.

More photos are available on our Facebook page. You can also click here to learn more about the event.