We provide a place to connect and empower one another.
Our programs offer a supportive environment for newly arrived immigrants to develop leadership skills. Casa Latina’s programs are democratically run by the members, providing leadership opportunities at all levels of the organization, and ensuring that those most impacted by the programs and mission have a voice in the policies and day-to-day operations of the program. This strong leadership development component creates a sense of ownership and pride among participants. Our members take the lead in determining program rules and procedures and review and refine these procedures weekly in the General Assembly of the workers. This participatory model not only empowers and supports members; it also creates a strong social support network and promotes philanthropy.