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  • Art Therapy
  • Handcrafts
  • Flower Arrangement
  • Rosary Making
  • Languages
  • Current Events
  • Cooking and Baking
  • Sewing and Ironing
  • Hairstyling and Beauty

La Casita Foundation

At La Casita we believe in the importance of a job well done, of taking pride in your work and giving your best effort to the task at hand – no matter how mundane it seems. These principles are highlighted in all our programs.

OUR WORKSHOPS AT A GLANCE

Art Therapy Workshop

Art is offered as an activity, and it also works as therapy. This workshop provides an outlet for women that have often been neglected or abused. It gives them an opportunity to explore a hidden talent and improve their self-esteem. One of our goals is to seek artistic recognition for these women by showing their work in art galleries or similar venues.

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Crafts Workshop

We aim to teach crafts that can be used in gainful employment. This workshop also provides benefits to women who suffer from depression, anxiety and low self-esteem. The products created in this workshop have been sold in “Viernes Culturales - Calle Ocho” and are a significant help to La Casita’s Micro-Enterprise plan.

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Flower Arranging Workshop

This class provides great benefits for women with certain disabilities, to enhance their creativity by working with flowers. The arrangements are sold at the end of each session. This workshop  is self supported through flower arrangements sold for important events, or for homes and offices.

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Rosary Making Workshop
Volunteers teach their students how to make rosaries, medals and bracelets with professional techniques. This activity promotes hand to eye coordination and mental agility. The products have been sold and we constantly receive orders from buyers.

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Languages Workshop

Our volunteer teachers provide women with the tools to communicate adequately in English and Spanish, and become familiar with American culture and customs. Great self-esteem is gained from being able to read, write and properly communicate in daily activities. This workshop also promotes gainful employment for many of our students.

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Current Events Workshop

This workshop is highly motivating for both teachers and students, who read and watch videos about different cultural or current events and then analyze and discuss them in depth. They engage in fascinating debates, while exercising brain function and learning how to express their opinions. Everyone understands the value of listening to one another.

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Hairstyling & Beauty Workshop

Volunteers teach about the value of self-grooming and good hygiene habits. Beauty and hairstyling tips are shared and the women receive haircuts, facials and makeup if they so desire.

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Cooking and Baking Workshop
Nutrition is key at this delectable workshop, where we focus on healthy recipes that are easy to make. We also bake cookies and make preserves and gifts for the holidays. This is La Casita´s first microenterprise. Students and teachers both work with great energy and professionalism. The cooking director shares her opinion: “We can describe this workshop in two words: happiness and flavor.”