Hiring – House Keeper and Assistant Building Manager

GoogleMap2-WebWe are still taking applications to replace our house keeping position. The ideal candidate will also be able to help with our building functions and depending on schedule and available hours help with food pantry or other functions. Attached is the job description and additional details. Please call with questions: 574.233.2120

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Thank You Griselda Marin!

GriseldaFor more than ten years, La Casa de Amistad has had all of our housekeeping managed by Griselda Marin. She has patiently dedicated her time and effort to keeping the inside of La Casa de Amistad in tip top shape. Not only that, but she always has stepped up to help in many different ways. Last summer she ran the food pantry; often for events she helps cook food, or pick up supplies for La Casa, there isn’t anything she wouldn’t do to help us out. After these years of hard work and dedication, Griselda is moving on to Holy Cross College for a new position.

We want to give our extreme thanks to Griselda for her dedicated service to La Casa, and we wish her the best in her new journey. So many of our clients, families, youth, volunteers and of course our staff have passed through these halls and we all appreciate what you have done for La Casa. Gracias!

With Griselda’s departure… we do now have a spot open for our Assistant Building Manager/Housekeeper position. For more information on the job, click on the link here: Assistant Building Manager and House Keeping

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Increase in United Way funding

We are proud to announce that we have received an increase in our United Way funding. United Way has increased their funding for the year and is now our largest sponsor. Their sponsorship from July 1st, 2015 – June 30th 2016 is $62,050. The money goes towards the support of a variety of our programs:

  • English as a New Language for Integration
  • Food Pantry
  • Nuestros Hijos
  • Strengthening Families
  • Yo Puedo Leer
  • Digital Assistance Center, our newest program

We are getting nearly a $10,000 increase, which is a 20% growth from last year’s total.

Tutoring program @ La Casa

Youth Program @ La Casa

The United Way of St. Joseph County is a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating long-lasting change, ensuring all residents have access to the building blocks to a better life: education, income and health.  United Way is unique in its ability to bring together people active in their communities, business leaders, nonprofit organizations and government agencies to address the underlying causes of major St. Joseph County problems. UnitedWay



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Open House and Noche Announcement

The Board and Staff at La Casa de Amistad invite you for an open house on Thursday, August 6th, 2015 from 6PM to 8PM. Please come and see all of the changes that have been happening at La Casa this year. During the event we will recognize and thank Gilberto Cardenas and Dolores Garcia who made the biggest change possible, our family waiting room.

La Casa Waiting Room

La Casa Waiting Room

La Casa Waiting Room

La Casa Waiting Room

The event will also help us kick off the promotion of the 2015 Noche with La Casa. This year we will be celebrating Latino Art at the Morris Inn at Notre Dame on October 21st, 2015. We will be recognizing Gilberto Cardenas with our Humanity Knows No Borders Award. He has been a tireless supporter of La Casa and is once again going above and beyond with beautiful art donations for our event. We will have their art donations for the 2015 Silent Auction on display at our open house.

Our committee members for Noche will be present and we are still recruiting volunteers to join a committee. If you can’t come to the open house let us know of your interest via email.

We hope that you can join us! We will have La Casa open for tours from 6PM to 8PM. There will be appetizers and a short program at 6:30PM to thank Gil and Dolores and to introduce our 2015 Noche Committee.

More information about Noche with La Casa can be found HERE.

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