We have found that civic participation plays an important role in developing trusting relationships between immigrants and our community. Civic participation and understanding of local, state and national governance helps immigrants build language skills, advance the acculturation process and develop a sense of pride in their new community.
Nuestra Casa strives to provide opportunities for students to interact within our classrooms but even more out in the community. Aside from helping them build leadership skills and navigate the complex array of barriers they face, we try to assist them in finding ways they can contribute their existing skills and vision for a more inclusive and participatory democracy. Nuestra Casa students are proud to participate in their school districts, city meetings, and community events. With a little education and opportunity Nuestra Casa students can create positive changes in themselves, their families and their communities.