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La Casa Hogar educates immigrant families in Yakima

David Morales of the Northwest Justice Project and a member of the La Casa Hogar Board, said the program provides cultural activities, connections and education for immigrant and Latino families.  It has an Early Learning Center, Adult Education classes and Citizenship and Civic Engagement classes.

David Morales speaks at PNC Annual Meeting in April in Yakima.

“Often people are illiterate in their own language,” he said, so La Casa Hogar offers literacy classes in Spanish, as well as English language classes.

More than 450 adults participate in classes each year.  Overall, programs serve about 2,000 a year, preparing people to be successful, find jobs, improve their income and become voters.

The Yakima Interfaith Coalition, which leaders of 35 faith communities founded in 1986 to serve low-income neighbors, started La Casa Hogar to provide community and education for Latina women and children. Since 2012, its focus has been educating immigrant families.

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Pacific Northwest United Church News © Summer 2018


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