“At first, I joined CASA because it is an organization that helps the immigrant community, but belonging has changed my perspective … for me CASA is a family where we have the capacity to express how we feel about the difficulties that can happen to the community…and to make a plan to do something about it.” CASA member

Who we are

We are a group of passionate, community-conscious people working to organize, advocate for, and expand opportunities for Latino and immigrant people in the state of Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Virginia. We do this by providing employment placement; workforce development and training; health education; citizenship and legal services; and financial, language, and literacy training to Latino and immigrant communities throughout the state. Since our humble beginnings in 1985 assisting Central American refugees fleeing wars and civil strife at home, we have worked tirelessly to bring immigrant communities in Maryland, Virginia, and Pennsylvania out of the shadows and into greater power, dignity, and legitimacy.

Our Mission

To create a more just society by building power and improving the quality of life in working class and immigrant communities.

Our Vision

We envision a future where we stand in our own power, our families live free from discrimination and fear, and our diverse communities thrive as we work with our partners to achieve full human rights for all.

Our Values

SOLIDARITY

We believe that working in solidarity strengthens us in the struggle

DIVERSITY

We believe we are stronger when we enhance, recognize and celebrate our diversity.

SOCIAL JUSTICE

We believe in social justice and our ability to change our own lives.

POWERFUL VOICE

We believe in having a powerful voice in the decisions that affect our lives.

EXCELLENCE

We believe we achieve excellence when we collaborate, innovate, evaluate, and take pride in our work.

RACIAL EQUITY

We believe in demonstrating and fighting for racial equity.

Our Campaigns

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Baltimore Capital Campaign
In 2002, we first opened our doors in Baltimore City. Today we serve more than 4,000 people through programs including job placement, legal, citizenship and financial literacy services, ESOL classes, youth afterschool and leadership development programming, and multiracial organizing.
Bettering Neighborhoods
Community Organizing Housing and Community Development Workforce Development and Vocational Training Job Placements ESOL and Adult Education
Improving Life for all Immigrants
Community Organizing Legal Health Financial Literacy Citizenship Housing and Community Development Workforce Development and Vocational Training Job Placements ESOL and Adult Education
Building Immigrant Power
Community Organizing Legal Services Housing and Community Development Workforce Development and Vocational Training Job Placements ESOL and Adult Education

Staff

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