Casa Guatemala Family Fiesta Fundraiser/Fiesta Familiar 09.13.214
Como parte del día, "Celebrando Nuestra Identidad," la comunidad Guatemalteca festejó su cultura por una buena causa. Al ritmo de marimba y al sabor de antojitos Chapines, la comunidad logró recaudar miles de dólares que serán donados a la organización Mil Milagros, Inc, que trabaja con niños necesitados en al área de Panajachel en Guatemala. ¡Gracias a todos por su apoyo!
As part of the day "Celebrating Our Identity," the Guatemalan community celebrated its culture with a fundraiser dinner. Along with the sounds of Marimba and the flavor of Guatemalan food, a full house raised thousands of dollars that will be donated to the organization, Mil Milagros, which works with impoverished children in the Panajachel region of Guatemala. Thank you to everyone who came out!
Photos Courtesy: Cameros Fotografia
Casa Guatemala at the El Mundo Latino Family Festival Featuring Josephine Ochoa and Jenn De Leon
Author of "Wise Latins," Jenn De Leon and Nuestra Belleza Latina 1st Runner Up and Miss Guatemala US 2013, Josephine Ochoa, joined Casa Guatemala for the Latino Family Festival at Fenway Park on August 10th, 2014.
De Leon and Ochoa met with fans for hours at America's Most Beloved Ballpark. Casa Guatemala would like to thank both "Chapinas" for their dedication to the Guatemalan community and for making the day an unforgettable one for the thousands who visited the ballpark.
(Photos courtesy: Sandra Cano)
Casa Guatemala Student Leadership Conference
With the participation of Brandeis University, Casa Guatemala held the first ever Student Leadership Conference in Waltham for Latino students. 20 students gave up their Saturdays to visit the Brandeis campus in South Waltham and participate in a variety of college student-led workshops.
The theme of the event, Understand the Past, Comprehend the Present and Transform the Future, educated students on the history of Latin America and Latino immigration to the United States. It challenged the students to use an understanding of their history to make positive change for the community they live in.
Casa Guatemala Visits Boston College
Casa Guatemala brought 25 middle school students from Waltham and Framingham to visit the campus of Boston College where they spent a day full of activities and discussions with the student group Sankofa. Sankofa is young men's organization that emphasizes service to the community.
While on campus, students were given the opportunity to learn about college from other minority students and shadow them during a typical weekend day on a college campus. The students played played basketball in the school's student gym and were given the experience of a lifetime when they were allowed to play soccer in Boston College's 40,000 seat Alumni Stadium, home of the Boston College Football team and frequent site of many ESPN and ABC national telecasts.