President, Board of Directors
In order to better serve the region’s Latinx, immigrant, and low-income residents, Casa Latina, Inc. is undertaking several programming and staffing changes. Following Lillian Torres’ departure as Executive Director after many years of dedicated service, Casa Latina will soon begin a search for her successor.
Casa Latina’s mission is to promote Latinx empowerment and cultural pride in Hampshire County by providing services, developing educational spaces and opportunities, and facilitating individual and collective action for social change among members of the Latinx community. Casa Latina has provided important advocacy, education, and community-building functions for many years to Hampshire County’s low-income and Latinx residents, and facilitated vital medical interpretation services for these residents and other new Americans. Periodic grant funding has supported educational and cultural programming for the broader Latinx community. The Casa Latina Board of Directors is made up of Hampshire County residents, more than 51% of whom are of Latinx heritage. All are committed to continuing and enhancing these and other efforts by building a vibrant organization.
This time of transition offers new opportunities for Casa Latina to collaborate with new and longtime residents, community partners, and other stakeholders in the area. Recently, Casa Latina has launched a promising and well-received food recovery and distribution program at Hampshire Heights in partnership with the Hampshire Heights Tenant Association, the Northampton Big Y, and the Pedal People, inspired by project design by Smith College students. As the organization prepares for a transition and the search for a new Executive Director, the Board looks forward to connecting with local leaders to build new programming meant to support and advocate for Latinos, low-income residents, and new Americans throughout the region.
Casa Latina is participating in Valley Gives this year. Please mark May 2nd on your calendar.
We’ll be adding stories about Casa, our history, and our community to Facebook over the coming weeks. Go there and like our page to keep up.
Come celebrate Three Kings Day with Casa Latina. We will be providing toys for over 200 children in our community. There will be food and entertainment.
Date & Time: January 7 @ 1-4pm
Place: 140 Pine St., Florence [map]
Casa Latina is accepting donations of new, unwrapped toys (bring to our office at 140 Pine during working hours) or you can support Three Kings Day with a monetary donation.
Today is Giving Tuesday, so please consider supporting Casa Latina today.
Today, May 3rd, is Valley Gives Day — Please support us: https://valleygives.razoo.com/us/story/Casalatina
Thank you to everyone who joined in the 2016 Caminata! You can see WWLP coverage here:
Dozens of people gathered at Northampton High School and marched to City Hall. They called the walk a “Caminata,” to promote Latino pride in the heart of Northampton.
They carried colorful balloons to represent their diverse cultural backgrounds. They held a banner for Casa Latina, an organization that has been advocating for the Latino community for the last 40 years.
And in The Daily Hampshire Gazette here:
Drivers passing along Elm or Main streets Saturday morning might have noticed a group of people walking with flags and colorful balloons. The march was a fundraiser in support of Casa Latina, the only Latino-led and Latino-focused organization in Hampshire County.
The marchers each contributed $20 to participate, with a goal of bringing awareness to the local Latino community, according to Lillian Torres, director at Casa Latina.
“I think one of the most important goals for us is recognition, the recognition of the community here, that a great Latino community lives here,” Torres said in an interview in Spanish before the march began.
Casa Latina, a Florence-based organization established more than 40 years ago, aims to foster a sense of community among about 250 Latino residents. The organization is meant as a safe space where people can come to talk about their worries and problems, Torres said.
Also, thanks to La Veracruzana for donating some lunch proceeds to support the Caminata.
Center for New Americans & Best & Associates, LLP Immigration Law Group
Free informational meeting: Thursday, January 15 at 5:30 P.M.
at the James House, 42 Gothic Street, Northampton
(enter the building from the parking lot)
- Deferred Action for children and parents
- Provisional Waivers for undocumented spouses and children
- An immigration lawyer will answer questions
Reunión informativa gratuita: Jueves 15 de Enero a las 5:30 pm
James House, 42 Gothic Street, Northampton
(entrar en el edificio desde el estacionamiento)
Aprenda mas sobre :
• Acción Diferida para niños y padres
• Las exenciones provisionales para cónyuges y niños indocumentados
• Un abogado de inmigración responderá a las preguntas
Es una buena idea para obtener estos documentos: prueba de identidad para los padres y sus hijos, la entrada y la presencia continua en los EE.UU., el pago de impuestos, historia laboral. La aplicación probablemente va a costar dinero.
Nadie puede garantizar para conseguir que una tarjeta de residencia o estatus aprobado.
Las aplicaciones no están preparados para los nuevos programas. No trate de aplicar ahora.
Obtén ayuda sólo de abogados con licencia o representantes acreditados.
Hable con nosotros antes de pagar dinero para la ayuda de la inmigración.
Llame 413 / 587-0084 o por correo electrónico para obtener más información Maureen@cnam.org