Casa Latina’s mission is to empower Latino immigrants through educational and economic opportunities. Our services are unique in that they combine direct services with community organizing, helping Latino immigrants meet their immediate needs and become key spokespeople in the fight to build a more equitable future for all immigrants.
- Employment – We offer job dispatch for day laborers and domestic workers, helping workers meet their immediate financial needs.
- Education – In addition to teaching free English language classes for immigrant workers, we offer them job skills, health and safety, and worker rights workshops.
- Community Organizing – Because we believe that those most affected by racial and socioeconomic inequities are the most qualified to propose and enact solutions, we develop strong voices in the Latino community through activities such as civic engagement, immigration reform advocacy, women’s leadership groups, and day laborer and domestic worker organizing.
In 2015 Casa Latina:
- Enrolled 748 Latino immigrants in our programs.
- Dispatched 9,092 temporary day labor and domestic jobs, with an average wage of $17.50 per hour.
- Provided ESL classes to 300 immigrant workers.
- Provided workplace safety and skills trainings to 707 workers on subjects including workplace safety, ergonomics, green cleaning, and gardening.
- Recovered $21,848 in wages for workers who were not paid by their employers.