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Pueblito Updates

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Register Today for our Leadership Camp!

May 15, 2015

Join us for our Voices for Change Leadership Camp! The camp will be an overnight camp and it will be held at the Ontario Education Leadership Centre in Longford Mills, Ontario, approximately 1.5 hours north of Toronto. The Leadership Camp will take place from Friday, June 26th to Monday, June 29th and it is completely free of cost to Latin@-Hispanic secondary students (in Peel and Toronto), including transportation to and from Toronto, meals, and lodging for 3 nights and 4 days.

Spaces are limited, so sign up today! To register, email us or call 416-642-5781.

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Fiesta de Vida was a Smashing Success!

May 15, 2015

Thanks to all of our wonderful supporters, our annual Fiesta de Vida was a huge success. We were able to raise over $6,400! Casa – Pueblito would like to thank all who attended for their contributions to this wonderful event.

These donations will enable us to fully fund our project with UCA Tierra Y Agua. This means 44 families within the co-operative in Granada will receive seeds to plant biointensive gardens. This project also includes training in innovative organic gardening techniques to help these families maintain the gardens. This will help to affect positive changes in traditional agricultural practices, and ensure food security and good nutrition for peasant families.

We’re hard at work planning our next fundraising event – the annual Brunch and Auction, and look forward to seeing you there!

 

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Calling all Latin@-Hispanic Youth!

April 24, 2015

Wanted: Youth Change-Makers! We’re looking for Toronto and Peel-area Latin@-Hispanic high school students who are committed to making a  difference in our communities. Have your voice heard,  gain volunteer hours, and participate in our FREE Leadership Camp. TTC tokens and honorariums available. Join us at our next meeting on Monday, May 11th from 4-6pm. For details and registration information, please click here.

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Join the Team!

April 23, 2015

We’re currently seeking  a dynamic and highly motivated individual to fill a temporary full-time Canada Summer Jobs placement for a Project Coordinator (Summer Student). The deadline to apply is May 4th at 1pm. Click here for the full job posting.

Seeking Volunteers for Fiesta de Vida

April 8, 2015

We’re seeking enthusiastic volunteers to help us with our annual fundraising event Fiesta de Vida. We need bartenders (SmartServe certified), registration table assistants, auction spotters and a photographer. If you’re interested send us an email to molly@casapueblito.org. Volunteers will receive free entry to the event as well as snacks and drinks!

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April is Hispanic Heritage Month

March 31, 2015

This year, we are offering special screenings of Our Voices in School in the Greater Toronto Area. Created in 2012 by eight Latino-Hispanic students in Toronto schools, this special 1-hour presentation features the experiences of these youth in our schools and sheds a light on what it is like to be a Latino-Hispanic student in Ontario. If you are from a TCDSB school, click here for more information. For a presentation in another school board, please click here. See what others have to say about Our Voices in School:

“Given the honest accounts of each student’s experience and the reaction by the audience it was clear that all educators could learn from these messages in order to create more welcoming and inclusive learning environments.” –  Rory McGuckin, Superintendent of Learning, TCDSB

We’re Officially Amalgamated!

March 17, 2015

We made it! Casa Canadiense and Pueblito Canada have officially amalgamated to form Casa – Pueblito. Our Canadian staff are happily settled into our office at 2238 Dundas Street W. and our Nicaraguan staff remain at the Casa in Managua. We look forward to continuing to work in solidarity and are excited for the bright future of this new organization. Check back soon to see what we’re cooking up for our brand new website!

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Fiesta de Vida 2015

March 9, 2015

We are pleased to announce the details of our annual Spring fundraiser, Fiesta de Vida. Join us April 30th at 7:30pm and help us continue our community development work in Nicaragua and Toronto. More information and tickets are available here.

YorkU PD Session Postponed

March 5, 2015

Due to the CUPE 3903 strike at York University, we have decided to postpone our day-long professional development sessions scheduled for March 6th and March 11th. Please check back for up-to-date information on rescheduled workshops, or sign up here to receive email updates.

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We’re Recruiting Volunteers!

January 28, 2015

Be sure to check out our volunteers page for more information on the positions we are currently recruiting volunteers and interns for including the Alumni Project Intern, Event Volunteers, Translators and Designers.