Mission and Vision
Casa Guanajuato Quad Cities’ mission is to contribute to the fullest development of Latino and other immigrant communities across the Quad Cities region through education, training and employment that fosters full participation in the changing United States society while preserving cultural identity and dignity.
Description of Services
Casa Guanajuato Quad Cities offers assistance, advocacy, information, training, referral and interpretation to low to moderate income families in Rock Island, Scott Counties and surrounding areas, helping families with issues such as employment, housing, domestic violence, parenting, gang violence, accessing medical care, legal services, immigration services, skill development and other training as needed. Our goal is to help people in need to overcome problems or barriers that keep them from advancing forward and succeeding in life.
Organizational strengths and expertise
Casa Guanajuato has emerged as a pioneering voice in the education and training of Latina/o immigrants and their families across western Illinois and eastern Iowa. Casa started as a volunteer ran program in 2001, offering Latina/o immigrants the opportunity to retain cultural appreciation, find employment, and acclimate their children to the U.S. educational systems. Casa has now evolved into a leading city, state and regional nonprofit institution catering to the growing Latino and immigrant audiences across the Quad Cities bi-state region.
Casa Guanajuato is a cultural and community center founded in Moline in 1998 to serve the local community. It is a non-profit organization, run by volunteers. Casa Guanajuato is part of a nationwide network of 37 other such centers. The centers were developed through local community resources and the assistance of the government of Guanajuato in the state of Guanajuato, Mexico.
Organizational achievement in the past three years
Today, Casa Guanajuato Quad Cities is a recognized leading city and state advocacy and educational center serving more than 5,000 individuals annually to advocate and advance their basic skills, obtain education, become U.S. citizens, increase their job skills, and provide assistance with employment opportunities. Our goal is to instill that sense of hope, motivate perseverance, and provide the tools for success for all we serve and the community at large. With the addition of a new headquarters, Casa will be positioned to expand its critical workforce readiness programs, advocacy services and programming for the growing youth and adult immigrant audiences seeking a better life in the Quad Cities region.