Community Organizing


CASA’s Community Organizing (CO) Department engages low-income community members in organizing campaigns that encourage leadership development, seek to effect social change, and build power in the low-income Latino and immigrant community.  From offices in Baltimore, Wheaton, Silver Spring, Shady Grove, and Takoma Park, COPA develops committees of women, workers, and tenants to advocate for community improvements such as increased repairs and safety in neglected rental housing, increased funding for adult education, access to public services, and immigration reform.  Community members elect leadership structures within the committees, and receive key advocacy training in how to speak with the press, how to speak to elected officials, and how to engage others in collective actions.  CASA also works in partnership with organizations such as the National Capital Immigrant Coalition and staffs a multiethnic and faith-based initiative called the Friends of New Marylanders to form strong coalitions that support institutional change. Contact: Community Organizing CASA de Maryland 8151 15th Ave. Hyattsville, MD 20783 301-431-4185 CASA de Virginia Launched in 2014 CASA de Virginia has quickly become the leading immigrant advocacy and community organizing group in Northern Virginia. Our office is located: 901 S. Highland Street, 3rd Floor Arlington, VA 22204 For more information please visit: