It takes a visit to CASA to fully appreciate the many layers of interconnected programming and the powerful impact they have on the communities CASA services. This summer New Yorkers for CASA earmarked a portion of our 2015 fundraising dollars to send students enrolled with the Jaime Lucero Mexican Studies Institute at CUNY and Mixteca organizers to San Miguel for an intensive educational adventure designed to inspire and inform the New Yorkers with strategies for peer education – a key tool that CASA embraces for outreach, making change happen with knowledge, activism and communication. From workshops with midwives, hands-on participation with CASA radio programming and field work to establish a library for a remote rural town these students return to the United States ready to influence other adolescents in their own metropolitan communities with CASA strategies and a sense of purpose and empowerment.
Please enjoy these quotes and more essays from student blogs about their summer program at CASA.
Field work with CASA in La Palmita, Mexico, creating a library for adolescents:
Students at CASA’s campus in San Miguel de Allende: