CASA de Maryland 2013 Annual Report
CASA of Maryland is a community organization that was founded in 1985 by Central American refugees and North Americans. CASA was created in response to the human needs of the thousands of Central Americans arriving to the D.C. area after fleeing wars and civil strife in their countries of origin.
Who is CASA?
CASA de Maryland is the largest Latino and Immigrant organization in the state of Maryland, and a key partner in the national campaign for immigration reform. Along with our sister organization CASA in Action, a registered 501 (c) 4, we are leading the movement for social justice for Maryland’s low-income Latino and immigrant community.
Yesterday and Today…
CASA was founded in 1985 in a church basement in response to the urgent needs of recently arrived refugees from Central America. From those humble beginnings, we have grown into a multi-cultural membership organization that provides services and supports thousands of members across the State.
Today, CASA occupies an important space as a true grassroots organization that directly addresses immediate needs while also influencing the regional and national debate on immigration and public policy.
CASA's primary mission is to work with the community to improve the quality of life and fight for equal treatment and full access to resources and opportunities for low-income Latinos and their families. CASA also works with other low-income immigrant communities and organizations, makes its programs and activities available to them, and advocates for social, political, and economic justice for all low-income communities.
A future with diverse and thriving communities living free from discrimination and fear, working together with mutual respect to achieve human rights for all.