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Casa de los Niños
1401 16th Street
Moline, IL 61265
309–736‑7727

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Wel­come to Casa Gua­na­ju­ato Quad Cities

 


Mar­tin Luther King Jr. Day of Ser­vice Success!

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On Jan­u­ary 20, 2014, over 50 vol­un­teers gath­ered at the Casa QC Dav­en­port office to honor Dr. King’s legacy through com­mu­nity ser­vice. Our amaz­ing Viva Vol­un­teers assem­bled dona­tions total­ing over 400 edu­ca­tion kits for the United Way, 250 activ­ity kits for res­i­dents of Hope Creek Care Cen­ter, and 150 kits for the Red Cross. Thanks to all their hard work, our Quad Cities com­mu­nity grows stronger every day! See more pho­tos on our Face­book page.

Our inau­gural Dia de los Muer­tos 5K

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Sat­ur­day, Novem­ber 2nd marked the cel­e­bra­tion of Casa’s 1st Annual Dia de los Muer­tos 5K Race. We had 101 rac­ers par­tic­i­pate along with numer­ous vol­un­teers and bystanders. Here are all the win­ners of our 2013 Dia de los Muer­tos 5K! Con­grat­u­la­tions to every­one and thank you for sup­port­ing us! Todos los ganadores de nues­tra 2013 Car­rera de Dia de los Muer­tos! Feli­ci­dades a todos y muchas gra­cias por apo­yarnos y nue­stros ser­vi­cios a la comu­nidad! Check out the story on WQAD here. And see more of our pho­tos on our Face­book page.

Esper­anza Forum presents: Sylvia Puente

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The Esper­anza Latino Com­mu­nity Ser­vices Net­work (ELCSN) held its inau­gural Esper­anza Forum last Fri­day, Oct. 4! Sylvia Puente of the Latino Pol­icy Forum in Chicago spoke about the dis­parate suc­cesses and obsta­cles for the Latino com­mu­nity. Her pre­sen­ta­tion “Fuerza Latina: A Para­dox of Suc­cess and Hard­ship” dis­pelled stereo­types and empha­sized the increas­ing power of the Latino pop­u­la­tion, and the impor­tance of grow­ing soial ser­vices and advo­cacy. Gra­cias a Sylvia for speak­ing at our first Esper­anza Forum! If you would like infor­ma­tion about the Esper­anza Net­work, please con­tact Hec­tor Vazquez at Hector.Vazquez@illinois.gov.

Cock­tails with Cat­rina was a big success!

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Over 300 guests attended and enjoyed the new exhi­bi­tion, great food and drink, music and danc­ing. A big thanks to the Figge Art Museum, our spon­sors BolEro Unique, Choco­late Manor, Isabel Bloom LLC, the per­form­ers WVIK 90.3 FM, Augus­tana Pub­lic Radio and Salsa Touch Latin Dance and Fit­ness Stu­dio, and all the vol­un­teers who made the event a great suc­cess! We also thank the Humane Soci­ety of Scott County, the SEED Pro­gram of Scott County Com­mu­nity Col­lege, the AIDS Project Quad Cities, and Assump­tion High School for cre­at­ing beau­ti­ful altars. It was a fun night and an amaz­ing way to kick off our Catri­nas exhi­bi­tion and our Dia de los Muer­tos events! You can see more pho­tos from the event on Face­book here!