Nuestra Casa was one of Intercambios international partners selected out of 670 partners to be featured in their 2019 Gratitude Report. See the Nuestra Casa write up on pages 11-12 of the 2019 Gratitude Report. Intercambio is the company that produces the ESL curriculum used at Nuestra Casa.
Banner Bank recognized Nuestra Casa for our positive impact in the community by awarding us a $5,000 grant to assist in increasing staff capacity. Sunnyside Banner Bank Branch Manager, Cece Ibarra, delivered the award letter during a morning ESL class. Sunnyside, Banner Bank Branch Manager, Cece Ibarra (far left) delivered Community Grant
Through our Creando Communidades partnership (lead by La Casa Hogar), Nuestra Casa citizenship class participants were invited to visit Olympia in January 2019. The students traveled by bus to Olympia and toured the state capitol. For many of the participants this was their first visit to our state capitol. Once there, they were able
Items listed below are those we can always use to support our classrooms and programs. Should you be able to help us with any of these items please drop them off at Nuestra Casa. La Escuelita – Preschool Individually packaged snacks Juice 3 oz. or 5 oz. paper cups Classrooms Copy paper Dry erase
For the seventh year we welcomed the University of Portland's Immersions group. They experienced a new perspective of adult education. The group of 15 students participated in conversations with our ESL students. During these conversations both groups of students discussed their educational goals, backgrounds and what they felt was their greatest barrier
Here at Nuestra Casa we continue to nourish our relationship with WSU– Yakima County Extension. The Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program has become a favorite for migrant women especially those seeking to become childcare licensed providers. In Fall 2018 we are offered two different nutrition programs in collaboration with WSU, the Lifestyle Medicine
On September 28, 2018, Nuestra Casa hosted the Hidden in Plain Sight event where 34 adults walked through a mock teen bedroom to identify paraphernalia that indicated drug and alcohol use and other destructive behaviors. This event was presented by Prosser C.I.A. (Community Involvement and Action) Coalition and translated into Spanish. Participants learned the