¡Mil gracias! Highlights from 2021

Dear Casa Latina Community,

This past year has been challenging for our Latino immigrant community, especially for those who call Casa Latina home — and yet seeing our community rally to support one another has been truly inspiring.

Below are highlights since January (in numbers).

At Casa Latina, we have balanced the responsibility of keeping our community safe during the pandemic, while knowing that hundreds of families depend on Casa Latina’s worker center for their source of income and place of community. Over the last year, Casa Latina staff and members have worked closely together to adapt to meet the needs of the Latino immigrant community.

The past year has also provided an opportunity to reflect on our mission and values as an organization. How do we ensure we are living out our value of being a community-led organization with a mission to advance the power and well-being of Latino immigrants? We start with deep listening to the members we serve, reflect on the lessons learned, and bravely build and embrace change.

Thanks to supporters like you — we provided over 400 vaccines within our community; worked with a coalition of immigrants across Washington State to ban private detention centers and won emergency funding for undocumented workers; organized a public health awareness campaign in Spanish about COVID-19 safety; and provided virtual English classes and online language tutoring.

Today, the Casa Latina worker center continues to remain open with new safety measures in place to keep our members and community safe. We are continuing to work with Casa Latina community leaders and a strong coalition of partners to push for stronger worker rights for domestic workers here in Seattle and advocate for a clear pathway to citizenship for all.

We are so grateful for you and your support. Thank you for being a part of the movement to advance the power and well-being of Latino immigrants. It means the world to our staff and to our community. ¡Mil gracias!


With gratitude,

Guadalupe Torres
Casa Latina Interim Executive Director