What's Going on at Casa?
It's summertime and living is not always easy in the heart of the city but Casa Romero offers camps to inspire young people, to confirm their dignity and to help them realize their gifts. Soccer, Art and Music camps will again be offered this summer. We'll feature highlights in future newsletters.
Art Leading Towards a Better Society
For centuries artists have pointed our attention to our present flaws and a better world ahead. Casa Romero's Youth Leadership program capitalizes on this tradition to empower young people to speak about the society that we should strive for. With the help of professional artists and Casa's staff, young people from the city reflect upon their lived experience-their struggles and hopes-and then create large format murals. This year we worked with Escuela Verde and Messmer High Schools as well as our own group of emerging leaders. Many thanks to Bader Philanthropies and the MPS Partnership for Arts and Humanities for supporting this project.
Two Casa Staff Members Recognized
We know we have some awesome staff members, but it's always great when others affirm it. We are honored that Cynthia and Valencia serve with us.
Cynthia Rivera joined our staff in February during her last semester at Mount Mary University to lead our family retreats. Mount Mary awarded Cynthia the university's Leadership Award at their commencement ceremony last month, citing her many leadership roles inside the university and her community involvement with parishes, St. Vincent de Paul Society and Casa Romero.
Valencia Laws has led our youth programming for several years. Valencia holds degrees from Marquette University and the University of Wisconsin. Notre Dame Schools honored her a few weeks ago as their 2019 Distinguished Alumna of the Year, citing her academic accomplishments and her exemplary service to the community, including her leadership at Casa Romero.