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About Us

Our Mission  |  Our Values  |  Our Family

Our Mission

La Casita Center enhances the well-being of Louisville's Latinx community through education, empowerment, advocacy, and wellness. La Casita Center works intentionally to build a thriving community based on mutual support and respect.

Our Vision

The vision of La Casita is to connect people through solidarity to be one community.

Our Values

La Casita Center exemplifies the following values:

  • Welcomes by accompanying people on their life journey;

  • Engages individuals and communities for understanding the needs and hopes of both to relate and respond to the challenges and opportunities found in both;

  • Equips and empowers people with resources, knowledge, skills, and support vital for full and active participation in the community; and​

  • Facilitates the recognition, affirmation, and celebration of Latinx culture.

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Three Louisville Latina women of different generations posing boldly

Agreements of the Latinas Movement

  • Faithfully and confidentially honor the stories of others

  • Judge neither myself nor those around me

  • Mutually support and respect one another

  • Speak and act with transparency

  • Take responsibility for my actions

  • Always speak up for myself

  • Listen to what my companions have to say

  • Ask, rather than assume

  • Know my limits

  • Welcome opportunities to expand our circle

  • Our commitment to the environment and Mother Earth

  • Commit to the vision of non-violence

  • Act in solidarity towards the goal of social justice

The Team - La Familia

We are a feminist-led and Latinx-led grassroots organization, our staff and board reflect our community through language and through culture. We are so proud to serve in four languages: Spanish, Mam, Quiche and English.

Summer Camp Staff

Each summer La Casita is excited to welcome our Summer Camp Counselors to the team. Our Camp Counselors bring their passion, expertise, and love to the students and families enrolled in our summer programming. Our Counselors bilingually lead culturally competent activities including craft projects, games, science lessons, nature lessons, and community building. With this team’s support La Casita is able to further its mission of empowerment and community care alongside our youth.

Our Interns

Meet La Casita's current interns using their skills to make a difference in our communities. Our interns gain first-hand experience from our team expertise, while adding new skills supporting La Casita to continue to grow and evolve.

Our Board Members

Our work to carry our mission would not be possible without the huge support of our Board of Directors, who provide mentoring, and guidance. Our Board Members bring their own experiences to make our work sustainable.

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Legal Advisor






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 Financial Advisor

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