Hours: 9am-5pm, lunch hour 12pm-1pm (office closed)
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.
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.
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.