CASA unveils Mural and New Neighborhood Initiatives

Posted June 16, 2016 /

Langley Park, Md. (June 16, 2016) _CASA will join community members and leaders at 5 p.m. Friday in Langley Park to unveil a one-of-a-kind mural that will mark the first of many neighborhood initiatives aimed at improving the quality-of-life for area residents.


The idea for the mural came from from young people who are part of CASA’s Leadership Academy as a way to improve the look of the community. For the past few months, students, with the help of community artists Edgar Reyes and Pablo Machioli, decided on a design then, began painting earlier this month.


“It was all the kids’ idea to do something for the community,” said CASA’s Youth Service Coordinator Juan Cortés. “We’ve been working with these young people, the owners of the building have been a part of the process as well, and everyone involved is very excited with the initiative.”


Other neighborhood organizations who have also been part of the process include University of Maryland, College Park and St. Andrews Episcopal School.


The mural is just one of the many events planned to enhance quality-of-life experiences for Langley Park residents.


Other events include:


  • SOMOS Langley Park summer movie series starting Thursday, June 30th, with a community walk-though to get to know the community on that day.
  • Public Safety Session on Wednesday, June 29th.
  • Langley Park book clubs – DATE TO BE DETERMINED.
  • Talks about Langley Park Community Development Project TBD


WHAT: Unveiling of mural and new neighborhood initiative in Langley Park.

WHO: CASA Leadership Academy

CASA Executive Director Gustavo Torres,

Councilwoman Deni Taveras, Prince George’s County District 1

Maryland State Delegate Carlo Sanchez

Maj. William Alexander, Commander of Prince George’s County District 1 Police, Hyattsville Station

Daisy Rickert, Latino Affairs Liaison for Prince George’s County Executive

WHERE: La Chiquita Restaurant, University Boulevard and 15th Street

WHEN: 5 p.m. Friday, June 17, 2016