Summer Youth Programs

IMG_0528On June 12th we kicked off our three summer youth programs. We are excited to welcome over 50 youth for our summer programming. You will see these students around town and of course you can come and visit to see them in action right here at La Casa. 

Listos Para Kinder: Our “Listos Para Kinder” (Ready for Kinder) program kicked off with 11 students who are getting ready to start kindergarten this fall. This is an eight week program sponsored by the United Way, Saint Joseph Health System and is running in partnership with El Campito. 

IMG_0321Crece Conmigo: The Crece (Grow with me) students are spending their summer exploring Magical Realism! So far, we’ve watched films, read about ancient legends, made indigenous arts and crafts, worked in the community gardens, and had tons of fun on a magical realist scavenger hunt at the Snite Museum of Art. Now we’re getting ready to begin some fun recreational activities, including tennis and swimming with the South Bend Police Department.

Adelante: The Adelante (Forward!) teens have a fun and busy summer ahead! In addition to exploring magical realism in art and film (and ice cream!), our Adelente students started their STEM camp with Paradigm Shift (led by Notre Dame graduate students) trying to demystify some of life’s mysteries. They are also busy preparing a short reinterpretation of Romeo & Juliet through a magical realist and Latinx perspective, and they’ll go on their first college visit of the summer this week to tour Valparaiso University!

IMG_0531We do have a couple spots that opened up in Adelante and one in Listsos.

If you know someone that would enjoy the program we would love to have them sign up. Call us to register. 574.233.2120.

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Give Local SJC – GRACIAS!


La Casa de Amistad is super thankful for all the support! We raised over $100,000 which was double our goal! We are honestly just flat out surprised and almost can’t believe we got that much support. We want to thank every single donor who helped make it happen!

hey there!We also want to thank other non-profits that helped us get over the final finish line. We had several other organizations that when they hit their goal, helped us push on social media to get more gifts. It really means so much to us to see that support!

We want to thank our hard working team, our board of directors, and a special shout out to the staff of the Community Foundation of Saint Joseph County. Their team really went above and beyond and made this event a huge success.

We are so blessed to have people supporting us and we can’t thank everyone enough! From gifts, to shares, to LIKES and encouragement… it all made the difference.

Mil Gracias!

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Hiring Summer Interns

We are hiring… well kinda… we are signing up summer interns! We still have open spots for volunteers and interns for our summer programs.

Summer InternsSummer internships are a great opportunity for anyone that would like to experience working with youth and La Casa de Amistad. We are looking for energetic, responsible and enthusiastic interns that want to experience first hand the Latino culture and not afraid to get their hands dirty. This is a great summer program where you will be able to work and learn about the Latino community along side kids and teens and have tons and tons of FUN doing it. You don’t have to speak Spanish, you just have to be willing to help with activities that include field trips, art activities, games, and much more.

Fill out our volunteer application here: LINK For more information please call us at 574-233-2120.

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Conozca Sus Derechos – Know Your Rights

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Es importante que nuestra comunidad esta informada sobre sus derechos y responsabilidades. Les pedimos que lea, revise y comparta este importante documento, el cual incluye información sobre sus derechos del Centro Nacional de Justicia para Inmigrantes. Si tiene preguntas favor … Continue reading

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