Our VISIOn:

Community.

Nuestra Casa envisions a vibrant East Palo Alto community united around shared values, a multicultural community working together to ensure that all of its residents are integrated and have access to the American Dream. Through their participation in civic engagement activities and through collaborative community action, our families will pave the road for other generations to follow.

 
 
 
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Our Mission

We exist to uplift Latino families in East Palo Alto and the mid-peninsula though community education, leadership development, and advocacy.

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They are one of those organizations that has by no means peaked – they are on an upward trajectory with opportunity for growth
— Nuestra Casa Advocacy Funder

Our Impact

We are committed to tracking the progress we are making in the communities we work with. Our staff devotes time/resources to measure our impact and reflect on our programming strengths, and areas of growth.

  • Provided ESL instruction to 1,800 students
  • Trained 700 parent leaders through our Parent Engagement workshops  
  • Today, we have a diverse service portfolio that annually serves the needs of approximately 5,000 people throughout San Mateo County, and we count on the support and collaboration of over 60 different entities
 

5,000+

individuals Served Annually

Nuestra Casa's programs help parents, students and families. 

 

140+

coMMUNITY PROMOTORAS

Developed through our grassroots leadership program since 2010.

 
 

1,200+

Number of educational workshops

 Reaching approximately 22,000 residents since our inception in 2002.

 
 

Our Programs

Our programs are designed to support the following 3 key outcomes:

1) Public policy as well as local and regional planning decisions in East Palo Alto and the Mid-peninsula benefit Latino families’ well-being.

2) Latino parents engage in their children’s education, positioning them for success in pursuing higher education and/or vocational training.

3) Latino families successfully navigate service systems and access supports that advance their well-being and self-sufficiency.


 

Community Workshops

We pride ourselves in being responsive to our communities' needs. Throughout the year, we offer workshops that are relevant to the most pressing needs and we leverage our partnerships with other community organizations to provide the best resources available. 

pROMOTORA LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT

Intentional professional development to build grassroots leadership skills. We aim for our community promotoras to increase leadership roles in advocacy and community programs. 

 

Parent education and leadership

Parent engagement and school leadership programs to help our parents be the best advocates for their children and families. 

 

 

Community outreach

Promotoras/Family Advocates provide systems navigation to ensure families access to resources and referrals to partner organizations.  

 

enGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE

Integrated in supporting the success of our Nuestra Casa community in other programs, ESL classes are focused on building language skills at various levels. 

 

Advocacy

Our staff is active in local policy to ensure it's alignment with our communities' goals and needs. 

 
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October 2017

I have such pride that we can bring this information to the community. It is beautiful to be a part of this group… we are working to bring the gift of knowledge to everyone. 

Recent Promotora Training Graduate / Read Full Article


Get Involved

There are many ways you can get involved with Nuestra Casa. Participate in our programs, volunteer or make a donation. We are excited to have you be part of the Nuestra Casa family! 

 

Sign Up For a Program

Interested in any of the programs or services we provide? Sign up below. 

Volunteer opportunities

We have various events and programming that can benefit from volunteers.

Make a Donation

We are always growing our programs and expanding our outreach in neighboring communities Your donations go a long way to help us achieve our mission.