November 5, 2019 | Andrea Sarralde

La Historia de los Jornaleros en Montgomery

La organización comunitaria CASA alberga a aproximadamente 300 jornaleros, hombres y mujeres, latinos y africanos, no sólo para ayudarles a buscar trabajos dignos, justos y bien pagados sino también para capacitarlos en trabajos de construcción, enseñarles inglés, brindarles servicios legales y en general encaminarlos para entender el sistema en Estados Unidos y mejorar sus vidas […]

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August 8, 2019 | Staff Writer

Vigil Planned at the Flower Branch Apartments in Silver Spring

Flower Branch Community Members to Hold Vigil Friday Evening On Aug. 10, 2016, the tenants of the Flowers Branch apartments in Silver Spring woke up with an explosion that took the lives of seven people and destroyed two buildings. Three years after the tragedy, the victims continue to suffer the physical, emotional and economic consequences […]

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August 7, 2019 | Andrea Sarralde

Vigila por el Tercer Aniversario de La Fatal Explosión de Gas en Flower Branch

Los miembros de la comunidad de Flower Branch realizarán una vigilia en la víspera del tercer aniversario de la fatal explosión de gas que cobró la vida de siete personas, incluidos dos menores de edad. El 10 de agosto de 2016, los inquilinos de los apartamentos Flowers Branch en Silver Spring se despertaron con una […]

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January 25, 2018 | Michelle Queen

Montgomery Week In Review

Don Mooers hosts the latest episode of Montgomery Week in Review. Guests include Robert Goldman, Ana Martinez, Christine Hong, and José Luis Diaz. Mooers and the panel discuss affordable housing in the county with Montgomery Housing Partnership’s Robert Goldman, the work of CASA with Ana Martinez, Interfaith Works programs to provide shelter and services to homeless […]

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August 10, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

One Year Later: Candlelight Vigil at Flower Branch Apartments in Silver Spring (VIDEO)

Hundreds of people gathered at the Flower Branch Apartments for a candlelight vigil on Aug. 10th at the Flower Branch Apartments in Silver Spring. Thursday marked the one year anniversary of the fatal natural gas explosion that claimed the lives of seven people. The vigil was organized by CASA to remember those who lost their […]

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July 20, 2017 | Staff Writer

CASA To Host Citizenship Fair on July 22 In Wheaton

CASA, an organization that  advocates for Latino and immigrant people in the state of Maryland, will be hosting a citizenship fair in Wheaton on July 22. Participants will have the chance to consult with an immigration attorney, learn about citizenship classes in the area and will get insight about financial support to afford the process. […]

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March 8, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Community Forum in Silver Spring Focuses on Immigration

Dozens of Silver Spring and Takoma Park residents gathered at the Long Branch Community Center on Tuesday night to talk about immigration. The meeting, sponsored by Impact Silver Spring, was in response to the community’s concern. “People are concerned about what’s happening in terms of immigration and people want to have relevant information,” Sara Mussie, […]

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February 26, 2017 | Staff Writer

UPDATED: Democrats Pick Tom Perez to Head DNC (VIDEO)

UPDATED Democrats have picked former Labor Secretary Tom Perez, a Takoma Park resident, to lead the Democratic National Committee (DNC). On his Twitter account on Saturday, Perez wrote, “It will be the privilege of my life to serve you as DNC chair to unify our party and lead the fight.” Also on Twitter, President Donald […]

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February 2, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Immigration Informational Session for Providers and Community Partners Set for Feb. 8

Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett is expected to join leaders from the Montgomery County Police Department, Montgomery County Public Schools, CASA and the American Legal Resource Center (APALRC), for an immigration information session. Amid the recent executive actions by President Donald Trump on immigration, organizers are having this meeting for providers and community partners who […]

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November 2, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

CASA Files Two Lawsuits on Behalf of Flower Branch Apartments Fire Victims (PHOTOS)

UPDATED Advocacy group CASA announced today that they filed lawsuits along with firm Bailey & Glasser, LLP against Washington Gas and Kay Management on behalf of the victims of the Flower Branch Apartments fire and explosion that happened on Aug. 10th. “We have been waiting long enough and the victims are entitled to justice,” CASA’s Executive […]

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