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Dear Friends, We are pleased to share with you CASA de Maryland’s 2012 Annual Report. This year CASA has been at the center of many profound developments for immigrants and low-income communities both locally and nationally. We hope that you enjoy this brief recital of some of our most moving accomplishments. In the excitement of immediate services and campaigns, it is easy to lose sight of the long-term planning that builds our organization’s and community’s future. This past year, the Boards of Directors of CASA de Maryland and our sister political organization CASA in Action adopted CASA’s Strategic Plan for 2011-2016. Our new strategic plan establishes the direction and goals for the next five years for CASA de Maryland and CASA in Action. The challenges and opportunities for immigrants have never been greater, and CASA has responded with a bold and transformational blueprint for action. With this plan, CASA adopted a new mission — to create a more just society by building power and improving the quality of life in low-income immigrant communities. Our new vision is of a future with diverse and thriving communities living free from discrimination and fear, working together with mutual respect to achieve full human rights for all. As we look forward, our goals to expand and improve the movement will transform the neighborhoods of Maryland and the region into communities of growth and prosperity. We hope to continue on this journey with you together. Sincerely,

Gustavo Torres Executive Director CASA de Maryland


Maria Robalino Board President CASA de Maryland


CASA: the next five years CASA’s



plan will take our organization in exciting new

directions – quadrupling our membership and friends while focusing in on building a broad youth movement. Providing collaborative and transformative services while organizing those services to challenge the systems that hold people back. Deepening our joint futures with the African-American community while focusing on a resolution to the immigration crisis that cripples our nation. Focusing very locally on rebuilding Langley Park while expanding into new states with underrepresented communities ready to challenge unresponsive political leadership.

Creating new citizens and registering new voters. And accomplishing all of that while diversifying and strengthening our financial support and focusing in on organizational excellence. Big tasks that will be accomplished by a dedicated team and members hungry for more.

CASA celebrates the passage of Baltimore City’s anti-racial profiling Executive Order with Mayor Stephanie Rawlings Blake in February 2012.


CASA FIVE YEAR Strategic Plan 2011 - 2016 2

The American Dream Belongs to Aspiring Citizens Making a difference in other people’s lives is all Nayoka “Najee” Dawese wants to do. Through her position as an AmeriCorps volunteer at CASA she is making a direct impact. Najee arrived to the United States ten years ago from Panama. Now she is an empowered U.S. citizen, and CASA was there every step of the way.

Through the years Najee has relied on CASA’s immigrant integration services to help her navigate her way towards citizenship. When she fell ill and felt overwhelmed by the complexities of the U.S. health care system, CASA assisted her with her medical questions. After her son Jorgey was born in 2010, Najee turned to CASA again to take the final step to becoming a U.S. citizen. CASA’s citizenship classes and individual assistance helped her prepare for the test and overcome her anxiety. Now, as a proud U.S. citizen she volunteers through AmeriCorps at CASA’s Baltimore Center so that others like her can have the help they need.

“ Najee works with clients to prepare for their naturalization exam as part of her AmeriCorps position at CASA’s Baltimore Welcome Center. CASA DE MARYLAND ANNUAL REPORT 2012

The impact that you can make on people’s lives is priceless… and there is a lot of unfinished business.

-Najee Dawese



Legal Permanent Residents accessed immigrant integration services



The American Dream Belongs to Workers

Ana Mejía left El Salvador vowing to do whatever it took

to provide a better life for her two children. She settled in Hyattsville and quickly realized that to be able to provide for her family on her own she would need to learn new skills and gain new experiences. She joined CASA de Maryland and began completing vocational training courses such as Building Maintenance and Engineering (BME), Ceramic Tile and Painting, and Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC), becoming the most accomplished woman in CASA’s vocational training program’s histroy. During class she showed persistence dedication to learning new strategies.


Ana has become a great leader and an inspiration to many at CASA’s Prince George’s Welcome Center. She is an example for other women that with hard work and perseverance anyone can achieve her dream.

Thanks to CASA de you Maryland The impact that can Imake have to been able to obtain jobs people’s lives in on various occasions leading priceless… and there is a to a permanent job.

lot of unfinished business

Ana Mejía listens to U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis during a worker roundtable discussion about the concerns of the country’s immigrant labor force at CASA’s Prince George’s Welcome Center. CASA DE MARYLAND ANNUAL REPORT 2012

-Najee -Ana Mejía


18,179 Job placements through CASA’s Welcome Centers



The American Dream Belongs to Immigrant Business Owners Carlos Perozo, a Venezuelan immigrant, started ZP Tax in 2007 after noticing the widespread

abuses the Long Branch immigrant community was experiencing. He began to provide free tax assistance to those in need, and soon became involved in the Long Branch Business League working to revitalize the neighborhood. When he heard about the proposed Metro Purple Line he joined CASA’s Fair Development Coalition to help protect vibrant immigrant small businesses and communities.

In addition to his work on fair development he also participates in CASA’s tenant rights campaigns. Carlos uses his position as a small business owner to campaign against Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Secure Communities Program and against abusive landlords. Carlos feels that now that small business owners are standing up for their communities, politicians are listening.

“ Carlos Perozo presents CASA’s Fair Development Coalition Report on the impacts of Metro’s Purple Line on local businesses and communities. CASA DE MARYLAND ANNUAL REPORT 2012

As an immigrant business owner I have the responsibility to provide for my community. Not just to provide them with a service, but to use my power and status to fight as part of the community.

-Carlos Perozo 7


Small business Owners joined CASA’s community organizing campaigns






At the close of a victorious 2011 legislative session, DREAMers were celebrating the long overdue passage of a Maryland tuition equity law for immigrant students. When the anti-immigrant opposition collected signatures to put the issue to a popular vote, CASA pulled together a strong coalition that launched a winning campaign. In November 2012 we made history when Maryland voters defended immigrant rights by majority vote for the first time in any state’s history. Not only did we win the Maryland DREAM referendum, we also built a fierce youth movement and permanent relationships with African-American organizations and voters that delivered a super-majority vote on Election Day. Our victory was not ours alone. From faith leaders to organized labor, teachers to elected officials, people pulled together to send Maryland and the nation a critical message: voters, put to the test, will support dignity for immigrant families. Because it is just and it is fair. “When I was little, my mother always fought for me to have a better life, and fighting for the DREAM Act was my way of making her proud by fighting for myself, for her, and for all the other DREAMers out there who have so much to give to our state.” – Cindy Kolade, Baltimore, MD “The Maryland DREAM Act is a dream come true. For me it means fairness and equality. Finally I can say I’m a Marylander; for once in my life I feel truly American.” - Ricky Campos, Silver Spring, MD CASA DE MARYLAND ANNUAL REPORT 2012


2012 By The Numbers Economic Development $4,248,801 258 838 73% 100% 1,678

total earnings for workers placed in jobs through CASA’s Welcome Centers workers placed in permanent jobs vocational training graduates of vocational training participants increased their earnings of vocational training graduates demonstrated an increase in their skills or knowledge participants in Occupational Safety and Health trainings

Immigrant Integration 1,762 432 100% 1,025 84%

Legal Permanent Residents completed the citizenship application process community members became U.S. citizens repayment rate on citizenship micro-loans ESOL students enrolled of ESOL students advanced at least one course level

Health & Well-Being

1,215 community members received health screenings and referrals 1,296 legal cases closed

Social Justice

28 anti-immigrant bills defeated in Maryland’s State Legislature in 2012 thanks in part to CASA’s advocacy 300 community members participated in a June 2012 “No Displacement, No Deportation” march through Langley Park and Long Branch 58% of Maryland voters voted in favor of the Maryland DREAM Act




CASA de Maryland, inc.

Cosolidated Financial Statments, Independent Audited Figures. Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 2012.

Support and Revenue

Consolidated Statment of Activities Support and Revenue Contracts Grants and contributions In-kind contributions Tuition and fees Interest and other income Total Support and Revenue

2,467,767 3,289,845 252,097 375,187 177,103 6,561,999

Total program costs Administrative and support services Total Expenses

5,179,021 1,492,599 6,671,620


Change in Net Assets Net Assets at Beginning of Year Net Assets at End of Year

12,146,487 12,036,866

Consolidated Statement of Financial Position Assets

Cash and cash equivalents Due from affiliates Investments in affiliates Contracts receivable Other receivables and prepaid expenses Certificates of deposit - restricted Grants receivable, net Note receivable* Property and equipment, net Total Assets

Liabilities and Net Assets Liabilities

Accounts payable and accrued expenses Legal office escrow Deferred revenue Capital lease obligations Total Liabilities

Net Assets

1,682,808 369,109 1,443,074 380,876 100,316 721,755 1,609,604 5,438,423 1,032,677 12,778,642

Contracts Grants and contributions In-kind contributions Tuition and fees Interest and other income


387,134 64,250 280,450 9,942 741, 776

Unrestricted Temporarily restricted Total Net Assets

9,853,938 2,182,928 12,036,866

Total Liabilities and Net Assets


Total program costs Administrative and Support services

* Assets related to the financing of the Multicultural Center renovations. Note: Request copies of audited financial statements from




Adventist HealthCare Bank of America Busboys and Poets Capital One CITGO Petroleum Corporation Citi Citi Foundation Comcast Foundation Covington & Burling, LLP Crowell & Moring, LLP Eko Food Store Hamel Builders, Inc. Holy Cross Hospital of Silver Spring HSBC Bank USA, N.A., Community Development Department Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of the Mid-Atlantic States, Inc. Lerch, Early & Brewer Chtd. Malouf Chiropractic Center Mayer Brown LLC Mimi Armstrong Garden Design, LLC Omori LLC PNC Bank Rema LLC T/A Red Maple State Farm Insurance The Still Point, LLC The Wachovia Wells Fargo Foundation Verizon Washington Adventist Hospital Wells Fargo Bank


Baltimore Community Foundation Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Chesapeake Bay Trust Community Foundation for Montgomery County Community Foundation for the National Capital Region Consumer Health Foundation CrossCurrents Foundation Eugene and Agnes E. Meyer Foundation Ford Foundation Foundation To Promote Open Society / Open Society Institute Fund for Change, Inc. Gill Foundation Hill-Snowdon Foundation J.M. Kaplan Fund Marguerite Casey Foundation Maryland Legal Services Corporation MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger MCAEL - Montgomery Coalition for Adult English Literacy Moriah Fund Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation Open Society Institute - Baltimore Public Interest Projects, Inc. / Four Freedoms Fund Richman Family Foundation Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation The Abell Foundation The Advocacy Fund The Alvin and Fanny B. Thalheimer Foundation


The Annie E. Casey Foundation The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation, Inc. The Herb Block Foundation The Peggy Browning Fund Tides Foundation Tides Foundation/Immigration Reform Collaborative Fund Tikkun Olam Women’s Foundation of Greater Washington Unbound Philanthropy United Way Combined Federal Campaign of the National Capital Area (CFC NCA) United Way of Central Maryland United Way Montgomery United Way of the National Capital Area United Way Prince George’s Washington AIDS Partnership Zanvyl and Isabelle Krieger Fund


Baltimore City Department of Housing and Community Development Baltimore City Mayor and City Council Baltimore County Department of Planning Baltimore County Executive and County Council Governor’s Office for Crime Control and Prevention Governor’s Office on Service and Volunteerism Internal Revenue Service Maryland AIDS Administration Maryland Governor and General Assembly Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services Montgomery County Department of Housing and Community Affairs Montgomery County Executive and County Council Prince George’s County Department of Housing and Community Development Prince George’s County Executive and County Council U.S. Department of Labor - Occupational Safety and Health Administration


America’s Charities Baltimore CASH Campaign Campaign for Community Change Campus Club University of MD Capital Area Foreclosure Network Chesapeake Bay Area CFC Community Clinic, Inc. Friends of Sligo Creek, Inc. Global Impact-Combined Federal Campaign of the National Capital Area Good Jobs First M&T Latino Affinity Group Maryland State Education Association National Council of La Raza National Domestic Worker Alliance National Partnership for New Americans NeighborWorks America Programa Guatemalteco de Educación a Distancia Raza Development Fund, Inc. TechSoup The New Harford Democratic Club World Bank Community Connections Fund



Adelphi Friends Meeting Bethesda Friends Meeting Caldwell Chapel Community Colesville Presbyterian Church Community of Christ Rockville United Church St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church St. Pius X Church Takoma Park Friends Meeting Unitarian Universalist Church of Silver Spring


John Adams Constance Aguayo Danny Aidoo Paula Albertson Michele Ali Elizabeth Allen Daniel Altschuler Melvin Alvarado Helen Alvare Debra Alvarez Elena A. Alvarez John Andelin and Virginia Geoffrey Anna Anderson Mark Anderson Patricia Andringa Anonymous Keith Apple and Lisa Zycherman Mariano and Leonor Arbaiza Donna Ardell Hector Argueta Mary Arriola Ann Ashbery and Russell Powell Charles Askins Anna Áviles-Alfaro Federico Azcarate Rose Babiskin Theodore W. Bain and Elizabeth A. Smigel Andrew Banks and Anka Hellbach Banks Maria Barajas-Román Laura O’Connor Barclay and Richard Baldwin Barclay Winona and John Barker Jo Ellen Barnes Thomas Bauer Dagan Bayliss Katherine Beck Paulo and Julie Bedaque Maurice Belanger and Patricia M. Hanrahan Steve Bell Elizabeth Benefiel Amy Berger Sandro Bernedo Robert Bertera Elin and Mauricio Betanzo


Carrie Biggs-Adams Leda M. Black and Rolf J. Pedall Amy Blauman Victor Block Daniel Blumenthal Matthew Borus Ron and Dina L.G. Borzekowski Christopher Botsko and Melissa Milkie Connie Bowers Robert Bradley Catherine Brennan Karen Britto Philip and Amy Brookman Stephen Buckingham Catherine Buckler and Robert Geiger Mary Buonanno Marianne and Peter Byrnes Marcy Fink Campos and Ricardo Campos Sheldon and Jamie Caplis Rosalba Carranza Kevin and Lucy Carroll CASA de Maryland Members Gilbert and Ada Casellas Ruben Castaneda Marco Castaneira Sandra Castro John H. Cavanagh and Robyn Broad Nancy Chaarani-Meza Shubha Chakravarty Lorig Charkoudian Rocio Chavez David Chavis Alan Lee and Phyllis Chedester Clare Cherkasky Brandon Chuhran Lucy A. Cifuentes Carolyn Clancy Claire Cocciole and Paul Roehrig John Cockrell Marlene Cohen Larry Cohen Donna Cohen Ross Elizabeth A. Cohn and Judith C. Appelbaum Wilfred and Catherine Collette Judith Colwell Marianne Comfort Manuel Contreras Richard and Karen Cook Joseph E. Conley and Christianne M. Corbett Calvin Corell Cecilia Costella Margarita Covarrubias Catherine Crockett Marguerite Cyr Rob and Henrietta Dahlstrom Angela Davis Gilberto de Jesus

Raul de la O Victoria Debesa Molly Mitchell and Vincent DeMarco Brian Hirsch and Anna Denicolo Alexis DeSimone Elizabeth Devoss Elmer Díaz Norka Díaz Carla Diffenderfer Biokou Djayeola Katherine Doneby Smith Coni and Andrew Douglas Barbara Drazin and David N. Heller Norman Dreyfuss Phillip Dupre Steven M. Nadel and Cynthia D. Dyballa Lachrisha M. and Corey J. Dyson Joseph Edgell, Jr. John Enagonio Rebecca Epstein Maria Escalante Edwin Escobar Yvonne Estime Barbara Eyman and Robert Antonisse Robert Fagan Natali Fani Susan Farr Fred Feinstein, Esq. Elaine Feister Martha B. Feldman and Robert H. Davis, Jr. Mariana Felicio Maria Fernandez Mark and Deb Ferrenz Blake Fetrow Lara A. Marks Finder and Benjamin D. Finder Sabrina Finlay Sonia Firpi Thomas Fisher Kim Flores Rev. Megan Foley David S. Forman and Johanna Mendelson Forman Melvin L. Fox and Ardebella Dean Fox Jennifer Freedman and Juan Pablo Vacatello Richard J. and Kim E. Freedman Mark F. Freedman and Kristen M. Summers George Freeland Remy and Alan Freeman Jeffrey Friedman Friends of Delegate Sheila Hixson Joan M. and Tommie L. Frye Jr. Steven J. Metalitz and Kit Gage Fernando Galicia Daniel Garces Christine Garcia Diane Garfield Albanos Gatira Matthew Ginsburg


Maury Gittleman Flor D. Giusti and Walter P. Saba Norman M. Gleichman and Marie J. Ritzo Gwen Glesman and Paul R. Scribner Rebecca Goldberg and Clifford Chen Richard A. Gollub and Jill Clark-Gollub Peter Good Vicki Goodman Ellen and Bernard Goodman Sara Gorfinkel Dena Greenblum Seth Grimes and Franca Brilliant Megan Guenther Joaquin Guerra Rafael and Rosario Guerrero Nelly Guerrero Mohinder and Anita Gulati Orlando A. and Helen L. Gutierrez Keith Haddaway Joe Halloran Stuart and Beverly Halpert Margaret Hamer Melissa Hampton Linda and John Hanson Sarah Harding and Nicholas Penniman Elizabeth Hargrave Fred Hargrove Jr. and Natacha Blain Janne Harrelson and Deborah Weiner Jane Harrison Diana and Hugh Haskell Steven Hass Paul Wade Hassler and Victoria Lynn Hassler Mary Beth Hastings and Howard Wilkins Jane F. Hawkanson and Frederic J. Prevo Joseph and Denise Hawkins Bradley Heard Prakash Hebbar Mary C. Henderson and Gary A. Stein Michael Henry Douglas Hertzler Mary Heyman Carol Higgs Mary Hillstrom Lawrence Hoffman Elizabeth Hofmeister C.J. Holm Kathleen Holmay Ari Holtzblatt Margaret Hoosier-Wirtz Eleanor and Edward Howard LaDawna Howard Sherrie Howell Priscilla Huang Ashley Hughes Theodore Hull Theresa Immordino Danesh Imran


Arlette Jacobson Narda Jones Evelyn Joray Cheryl Journiette Margarita B. Jovel and Federico Carbonell Sandra Juarez Tina Kaarsberg Abdulaziz Kamus Maria and Hordur Karlsson Daniel Kaufman Kean Kaufmann Joseph and Mary Keyes Elizabeth Keyes Linda Kiefer Kimberly Kight Stacy Kincaid Allan and Loretta Kiron John Kirsch Gail Kleine Emily Koechlin Matthew Koeppe George Kohl Fred Kopatich and Rebecca S. Wilson Gordon Krauthamer Betsy L. Krieger and David A. Kandel Anna Kuhn Kathleen M. Kurz and Michael J. Savonis Nicholas Kutson Rachel Kyte Priscilla Labovitz Glaura Lage Laureen Laglagaron Henry V. and Linda F. Lancon Katherine Langford David Lapp Andrea LaRue and Matthew Schwartz Christine Lauterbach Warner Lawson, Jr. and Karen McGill Lawson Kristine Leary Isiah and Catherine S. Leggett Dean Pappas and Claudia Leight Eliza Leighton Susan Leighton Deborah Leopold Bruce Lerner and Meg Laporte Naomi Lesley Kayt Lewis Carol Lewis Harry Lewis Nancy Liebermann Raymond Limon Amanda Lindberg Ashley Lippolis Geralyn and Marty Lobel Karla Lopez Flores Ruth Love Mattias Lundberg

Marcia Maack Lawrence Maccherone and Gloria Merriam Marian Malasky Allison Mandelberg Robert and Vivian Manekin Carlos Manjarrez Ruth R. and Marion Mann, M.D. Roger Manno and Marjorie Miller Alphonsus Marcelis Steven and Jeanne Marcus Ted Martin Rose Marie Martinez Wendy Thompson Marquez and Dario Marquez Brenda McDonald O’Connor Karin H. and Denis R. McDonough Laurie J. McGilvray and Walter W. Mulbry Danielle McNamee Amy McNichols Danique McPherson Jeff Meetre Eileen Meier Luz Mendez Victor Menjivar Phyllis Mentzell Ryder and Johh Eric Mentzell David Michaels Howard Miller Daniel Mira-Salama Ann Mitchell Jean and Ed Mitchell Sam Momdry-Cohen Rosa Moran Dara and David Morenoff Janet Morgan Philip Moses and Elizabeth McMeekin Lawrence Mullaney Kathleen Murphy Michael J. and Rita M. Murphy Jane Murphy and Christopher Kearney Megan Myer Alberto Nava-Tudela Delandra Navarro Christopher Neal John Nelson Mary Nguyen Louisa Nickerson Susan Nordeen Maria Margarita Nunez Eileen O’Brien Sharon Ochs Kathy Ogle Lisa Ohrin Nicholas I.J. Olcott and Tomothy M. Westmoreland Wendy Oliver Yvette Oliver-McKenzie Victor Ordonez Conde Carlos Orta Elizabeth Ortega-Lohmeyer


Randall and Lea Anne Ottinger Christine Owens and Sandford A. Newman Michael Paarlberg Daniel Palmer Jeffrey and Ellen Passel Alberto Patino Noah Paulovic Rosalyn Pelles Daniel Perez-Lopez Karen Petersen Constance Phelps Hank Prensky Chanda Prescod-Weinstein Kimberley Propeack Clotilde Puertolas Michael Rae Camille Ranadive Dr. Louiqa Raschid Maria Susana Redondo and Enrique Gelbard Vertice Revels Linda Rhodes Elizabeth Richman Kerry Richter Nathan Rickard Gary Riggin David Riley Margoth Rivera Maria Robalino Brian Robinson William E. Rau and Susan Roche Javier Rodriguez Liliana Rojas-Suarez Karen Rollins Larry Rood and Leah Curry Rood Irene Rosa Arnoldo Rosa Nancy and Wayne Rosenberg Lilah Rosenblum Marc Rosenblum Ellen Rosenstein and Dale Barnes Luis Rosero Tricia Rubacky and Bill Merritt Sally Rudney and Scott Hoekman Violeta Ruiz Marcelino Ruiz L. Keta Ruiz David Rupert Raul Saavedra Robert Saks Emily Sala Luis Salgado, Esq. Yvette Sanchez Fuentes Patricia Scheid Mary Beth Schiffman Michael A. and Tracy L. Schlegel Donald Schriber Frederick L. Schultz and Nancy McGrath Schultz Harvey Schwartz

Tiffani and Jiffar Scott James R. Sebastian and Katherine Leary Sebastian Cathy Serrette Prabha Sethumadhavan Andrea Shandell Phyllis and Richard Sharlin Virginia Sharpe Angela Sheehan Michael L. and Beth E. Matcham Shepherd Peter Shiras and Diana Morris Ian Shuman Jeffrey and Margreta Silverstone Dr. Joe and Nancy Silvio Kenneth Simler Zachary Singer Phillip Singerman Steven Smith Zachary Smith Reuben Snipper Mallon and Marcela Snyder Harvey Solomon Lafe Solomon Ben Somerville Dolly Sparkman Adwoa Spencer Laura Stack James Stam and Andrea Tschemplik Andrea and Paul Stanley Nancy Stark William and Kathleen Staudenmaier Christopher Stevenson Anne Stewartson Nancy Stockbridge Donald Stockdale Lois Stoner Susanne Stout Smith Sherry Stuesse James Tarlau Nancy Taylor Walter Teague Carlos and Rachel TĂŠllez Maria Jose Terol Marc and Diana Terrill Glenn and Jane Thomas Anthony Thompson and Mady Gilson Deborah Thornton and Rolf Grafwallner Douglas Ticker Emily Tien Gustavo Torres Jerri Trandem Marilyn and Stefan F. Tucker Sydney and Jing Ulvick Robert Ungar and Chryssa Wolfe Luis Vaca-Soto Juan Valladares Benito Vasquez Diane Vellandurai Ponciano Venegas

Ron and Sheri Verdonk Rudi Vigil Ana Villanueva Carla Villar Cecilia Villarreal Sally von Summer Gregory Votaw Arthur and Ina Waidmann Twila Walker Robin Walker Maria Walsh Daniel Washburn Jacob Weber Frances Weeks and Scott Shane Jr. Kenneth Weiss Anne Weissenborn Askia West Chevy White Teresa Wild Lyndon and Marjorie E. Wilkes Pamela W. Williams and John T. Allen John Williams Ligia Williams Doug Wissoker and Alys I. Cohen Carol Wolchok Robert Wolinsky and Danielle Estrada Scott Wright Marvin Wunderlich Michael Yellott Wanda York Virginia Young Ruth Zambrana, PhD. Nancy and Howard Zirkin

*Contributions received between July 2011 and June 2012.



CASA de Maryland Board of Directors Maria Robalino, President

Jemimah Alvarenga

Sarah Harding

Andrea LaRue, Vice President

Carmen Lopez

Linda Robinson

Priscilla Huang, Secretary

Ricardo Campos

Rima Matsumoto

Peter Byrnes, Treasurer

June White-Dillard

Henry Hailstock

Grace Rivera

Jospeh E. Eyong



CASA DE MARYLAND STAFF Executive Direction Gustavo Torres Executive Director Rodrigo Guevara Executive Assistant Administration and Finance Peha Djoko Assistant Controller Yulio Gamonal Membership Coordinator José García Information Technology Manager Francisco Larra Human Resources Manager Silvia Navas Site Manager Victor Otero Staff Accountant Ruby Prado Business Manager Víctor Rodríguez Contract Invoicing Specialist Sandra Restrepo Maintenance Specialist Jimmy Villarroel Information Technology Specialist

Community Organizing Elizabeth Alex Central Maryland Lead Organizer Gustavo Andrade Director of Community Organizing

Ashwini Jaisingh Student and Worker Lead Organizer Trent Leon-Lierman Baltimore City Organizer Otoniel Paz Worker Organizer Antonia Peña Domestic Worker Organizer Andrew Reinel Central Maryland Organizer Rommel Sandino Youth Organizer Morena Zelaya Tenant Organizer

Development Robert D’Amato Individual Giving Coordinator Jennifer Freedman Senior Director of Development, Interim Chief of Finances Maria E. Maldonado Senior Development Associate Adwoa Spencer Senior Manager for Development

Fernando Garavito Senior Manager for Shady Grove, Wheaton, and Baltimore Centers

Andrea Gonzalez Pine Ridge Community Center Coordinator

Sara Gutiérrez Employment Specialist

Irene Jallo Community Access and Health Information Specialist

Myrna Hernández Community Liaison Virginia Kase Director of Centers and Education Adriana Martínez Community Liaison Frederick Ngongang Employment Specialist Jacinta Nino Employment Specialist Ana Perla Employment Specialist Michael Petrick Workforce Development Specialist Germán Reyes Employment Specialist Abigail Umanzor Education Manager

Health and Human Services

Norma Martinez Community Outreach Coordinator Zorayda Moreira-Smith Staff Attorney Juan C. Navarrete MNAP Coordinator Herman Perez Community Access and Health Information Specialist Violeta Ruiz Senior Member Services Coordinator Sheena Wadhawan Staff Attorney

Politics and Communications Shola Ajayi Election & Advocacy Specialist Susana Flores Communication Specialist

Nicole Tullis Grant Writer Coordinator

Marcela Alvarado Member Services Coordinator

Kimberley Propeack Senior Director of Poltics and Communications

Education and Welcome Centers

Anna Anderson Manager of Immigration Integration Program

Máté Vladár Communication Specialist – Web Master

Delia Aguilar Vocational Training Coordinator Yecenia Castillo ESOL Program Coordinator

Lindolfo Carballo Community Economic Development Lead Organizer

Tona Cravioto Senior Manager for Vocational Training, Workforce Development and Prince George’s Center

Elizabeth Clark Tenant Organizer

Candelaria Flores Community Liasion

Alma Archila Member Service Paralegal Francisco Cartagena Member Service Coordinator

Special thanks to all of CASA’s dedicated interns and volunteers.

George Escobar Director of Health and Human Services and Legal Programs Enid González Senior Manager of Legal Program

Design by: Rufael Seyum. Photography by: Máté Vladár, Elena Robles, Mauricio Villalta, Mario Quiroz CASA DE MARYLAND ANNUAL REPORT 2012


Contact Us

(301) 431-4185

CASA Locations CASA de Maryland Multicultural Center at the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Building

Wheaton Welcome Center

CASA Community Center at Pine Ridge

Silver Spring Welcome Center

Baltimore Welcome Center

Bilingual Health and Social Services Hotline

8151 15th Avenue Langley Park, MD 20783 Fax: (301) 270-8659

734 University Boulevard, East Silver Spring, MD 20903 Fax: (301) 431-4179

Prince George’s Welcome Center 7978-B New Hampshire Avenue Langley Park, MD 20783 Fax: (301) 431-1026

2729 University Boulevard, West Wheaton, MD 20902 Fax: (301) 933-6690

2224 East Fayette Street Baltimore, MD 21231 Fax: (410) 732-2692

Shady Grove Welcome Center 16642 Crabbs Branch Way Rockville, MD 20855 Fax: (301) 926-0380

8615 Piney Branch Road Silver Spring, MD 20901 Fax: (301) 445-3921

Tel: (301) 270-8432

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