Serving the Community through our programs:
Youth Leadership Formation
Casa Romero's Youth Programs cultivate students' self awareness, leadership capacity, faith life and commitment to service, with the aim of empowering Milwaukee's urban youth to be a powerful voice in their community as agents of hope and positive change.
Casa Romero's Bilingual Family Retreats highlight the abundance of gifts that participants already possess. The program's emphasis on mutuality offers participants the safe space to share their wisdom and experiences.
Seeking to enhance the spiritual development and leadership capacity of lay leaders, Casa Romero's Spiritual Formation programming empowers Catholics to identify their gifts, embrace their voice, and live out their Christian values in the community in the Ignatian tradition.
Casa Romero's social justice programming features a cultural immersion retreat that encourages participants to better understand the social sins that plague many urban communities by blending together direct service experiences, critical analysis and faith reflection.
3,035 youth and adults were enriched by Casa Romero's programming in 2017.
112 urban teens participated in IGNITE youth leadership training this year.
3,115 hours of service to the community was collectively offered by IGNITE youth leaders in 2017, serving 1,254 younger urban students.
Over 220 Latino families from 30 different parishes throughout the Archdiocese of Milwaukee participated in our bilingual family retreats this year.
Our Spanish-language preached retreat at the Jesuit Retreat House in Oshkosh, Wisconsin attracted a 25% growth in attendance - filling the retreat house to its capacity.
Urban Plunge Retreat participants offered more than 1,270 service hours throughout the Milwaukee community at 28 different non-profits.