News & Information
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.
“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.”
Thanks to supporters like you, we raised an astonishing $26,330 on GiveBIG day! The surprise matching funds we received from an anonymous donor bring that to $31,330 AND The Seattle Foundation is still busy calculating its match to increase that total even more! You didn't just GiveBIG. You GaveGRANDE!
Remember Casa Latina's humble beginnings? This photo was taken in 1999 and shows Casa Latina's original building where we taught English classes and dispatched workers for over 10 years.
A supporter once described Casa Latina as a "dandelion in a sidewalk crack." She explained, "Casa Latina serves an important niche in the Seattle community. The organization is also tough and strong and shines so much beauty on Seattle."
Since 1999, we've moved from this humble trailer in an empty parking lot to three brand new buildings!
The Washington Family Unity Act (HB 1716) keeps families together and makes our communities safer. The bill ensures that local law enforcement agencies focus on protecting our communities rather than on detaining immigrants. Further, it ensures that immigrant survivors of domestic violence and other crimes have prompt access to legal protections.