Open House and Noche Announcement

The Board and Staff at La Casa de Amistad invite you for an open house on 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 as 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 via email your interest.

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

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

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Volunteer Opportunities

A letter from our volunteer coordinator……

Hello Everyone,

I hope you are enjoying your summer. I am reaching out to let you know of our upcoming volunteer opportunities at La Casa de Amistad. With fall right around the corner many of our programs will kick off. Each year we are blessed with the help of generous volunteers to help run our programs. La Casa de Amistad has a total of 10 programs that we run in the fall.

The variety in our programs makes it easier to fit our volunteers’ needs. Whether it be for class credit or personal volunteering, our organization is open for volunteer opportunities for everyone 18 years old and older.

The following programs will be running in the fall and spring:

Yo Puedo Leer (I Can Read) Pre-k availability open Mon-Fri 8:30-11:30 am or 12-3 pm
Crece Conmigo (Grow With Me) after school tutoring k-6th grade 3-5 pm
Adelante (Forward!) after school tutoring 7-12th grade 4-6 pm
ELL (English Language Learners – ENL classes) Tues/Thurs 6-8 pm
Citizenship Classes Tues/Thurs 5-7 pm
Computer Classes (adult Spanish classes) schedule varies
Fortaleciendo Familias (Strengthening Families communication course) Wed 6-7:30 pm
Food Pantry Wed 2-5pm
Family Services (referrals, translations) Availability open Mon-Thurs 9-6 pm
Christ Child/Team Heat (case management) Thurs 3-6 pm Fri 9-12pm Fall only

Feel free to contact me with any questions regarding these programs. We will be holding volunteer orientation in August. Also feel free to pass this message along to any friends/family that would be interested in volunteering. We do ask for serious commitments with all of our programs for the entirety of the semester. Fall semester is  August-early December but varies depending on program. Spring Semester is January- late April.

I look forward to hearing from you soon,
Volunteer Coordinator
746 S. Meade St.
South Bend, IN 46619

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La Casa Polos and Jackets

La Casa Polo'sWe are currently selling La Casa de Amistad polos and jackets featuring our new logo. Our staff members have received their polos and they look great!

Polo shirts are priced at $30 each and come in many colors: Black, Carolina Blue, Dark Green, Engine Red, Gold, Maroon, Navy Blue, Royal Blue, Sandstone, Steel, and White. They come in men’s and women’s sizing.

In addition to polos we also have our new zip-up jackets for $40. They come in  three colors: Battleship Grey, Black, and Navy Blue.

La Casa jacket

The colored La Casa logo will appear on the black and white items, whereas the other color polos and jackets will be an all white logo. It is tricky to put our three color logo on different color items.

To view the different colors and styles of our shirts and jackets, go to:

If you are interested in placing an order contact Sam Centellas at or call us at 574-233-2120. We would like to get an order placed in two weeks.

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2015 Adelante Dinner – Thank You!

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We would like to thank everyone that made the Adelante Dinner a success last night! It was great to see the partnership with the Hispanic Leadership Coalition grow, and so many people come for fellowship and to celebrate community success. … Continue reading

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