CASA (www.wearecasa.org) works to improve the quality of life in immigrant communities. For its 80,000-plus members, CASA provides job placement, vocational training, instruction in English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), citizenship assistance and other critical legal, social and health services.
Serves: Maryland and Northern Virginia

What a donation buys:

• $250 provides training in heating and air conditioning repair, building maintenance or computer repair.

• $1,000 provides 12 weeks of ESOL instruction to seven low-income immigrants.

• $10,000 supports equipment for CASA’s job training program such as drills, saws, small tools, computers and tablets.

 Volunteer opportunities:

• Weekly: Serve as a mentor to immigrants studying to take the citizenship exam.

• Monthly: Assist youths applying for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

• Internships

• Student Service Learning hours

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