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Mis­sion and Vision

Casa Gua­na­ju­ato Quad Cities’ mis­sion is to con­tribute to the Hispanic/Latino com­mu­ni­ties through immi­gra­tion ser­vices, advo­cacy, edu­ca­tion, and cul­tural her­itage.  Our vision is fair­ness and equity for all.

Descrip­tion of Services

Casa Gua­na­ju­ato Quad Cities offers infor­ma­tion, train­ing, refer­ral and inter­pre­ta­tion to very low to mod­er­ate income fam­i­lies in Rock Island County and sur­round­ing areas.  We help fam­i­lies with issues such as res­i­dency, immi­gra­tion, lan­guage, trans­la­tion, child care, employ­ment, hous­ing, access to health insur­ance and med­ical care, skill devel­op­ment, and other train­ing and care as needed.  Our goal is to help peo­ple in need to over­come bar­ri­ers that keep them from advanc­ing and suc­ceed­ing in the United States of America.

Orga­ni­za­tional Strengths and Expertise

Casa started as a vol­un­teer pro­gram offer­ing immi­grants the oppor­tu­nity to retain cul­tural appre­ci­a­tion, find employ­ment, and accli­mate their chil­dren to the U.S. edu­ca­tion sys­tem. Casa has evolved into a regional non­profit insti­tu­tion cater­ing to the grow­ing Latino and immi­grant com­mu­ni­ties across the Quad Cities region.  Casa serves hun­dreds of indi­vid­u­als annu­ally through advo­cacy and edu­ca­tion.  We help res­i­dents become U.S. cit­i­zens, increase job skills, and pro­vide assis­tance with basic needs such as food, shel­ter, and bilin­gual child care, and offer sup­port to par­ents and families. 

Orga­ni­za­tional History

Casa Gua­na­ju­ato Quad Cities is a cul­tural and advo­cacy cen­ter founded in Moline, Illi­nois in 1998 to serve the local com­mu­nity. It is a non-profit orga­ni­za­tion, and part of a nation­wide net­work of more than 30 other such cen­ters. The cen­ters were devel­oped through local com­mu­nity resources and through the assis­tance of the gov­ern­ment of Gua­na­ju­ato in the state of Gua­na­ju­ato, Mexico.

Orga­ni­za­tional Sustainability

Casa employs a dynamic team of tal­ented, hard­work­ing, expe­ri­enced and mission-driven bilin­gual indi­vid­u­als who are pro­fes­sion­ally and per­son­ally ded­i­cated to the edu­ca­tion and empow­er­ment of the Quad Cities’ His­panic com­mu­ni­ties. The Exec­u­tive Direc­tor, Anji Swingle, brings over 16 years of non­profit and edu­ca­tion expe­ri­ence that has resulted in highly sus­tain­able orga­ni­za­tions able to pro­vide high qual­ity ser­vices.  Casa’s focus is advo­cacy, immi­gra­tion, edu­ca­tion, and cul­tural her­itage preser­va­tion.  Pro­gram­ming and work­shops tar­get skill devel­op­ment, fam­ily inter­ac­tion and sup­port, trans­la­tion and lan­guage sup­port, and aid for immi­gra­tion con­cerns.  The Casa staff is backed by an impres­sive Board of Direc­tors – actively engaged busi­ness pro­fes­sion­als and com­mu­nity lead­ers who fuel Casa’s mis­sion with gen­uine commitment.