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Run for a cause

On December 1st, Worlds AID Day, CdK staff as well as students supported and participated in a 5K/10K run, benefiting a local HIV awareness campaign for college students. This big event was organized by one of our medical students (Jose Alberto) and hosted by a state of Oaxaca University (URSE). Also, one of our forensic science…

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Students & community involvment

Montserrat Cruz is now in her final year of Veterinarian at the Benito Juárez Autonomous University of Oaxaca (UABJO), a public/state university in the city of Oaxaca. She is only the second person in her family to receive a higher education. Since she was little her dream was always to “be able to help care…

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Learning can be fun!

This summer Casa de Kids hosted many visiting friends from around the globe. Chairperson Loren is great at inviting friends and spoiling them in the best restaurants, while Drew tours them around to local historical sites and architectural treasures. This scenic and sunny Oaxaca is home to CdK’s 22 students. One of our special guests…

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Celebrating Leticia!

One of our other recent college graduates is Leticia Lopez. A native of Oaxaca, she was able to realize her dream of a college education with the help of Casa de Kids. We attended her family festivities honoring her accomplishment, complete with friends, native foods and kids playing in the rain. Leticia earned her degree…

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Recent CdK Graduate secures his First Job!

Pablo Aragon was born and raised in Tuxtepec, a village from Oaxaca´s Papaloapan region. He is the first in his family to graduate from college. In August of this year Casa de Kids attended his graduation where he received a degree in Education. Only a few weeks later he scored his first teaching job at…

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Your Support Will Empower Orphans – Meet Sochi!

At Casa de Kids we envision a world where orphaned children experience the safety of a loving home while receiving a quality education.  We are pleased to introduce you to one of the 5 students that our Giving Tuesday campaign is assisting. Our newest student is Sochi, who is 16 years-old. In her native language,…

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New Year Update, 1/2018

We ended 2017 by accepting three new female college students into our program, 2 new high school students, and hosted a Christmas luncheon for 15 people. All of the students in attendance received motivational books as gifts. Younger kids in the orphanage were given new shower sandals and gift bags of holiday candies. Each month…

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Sincere Thanks

We at Casa de Kids would like to thank the many recent individual donors for their generous donations, most of whom prefer to remain private. You have enabled us to send a new female student to a local university, whose dream it is to become a teacher, and for us to send two new young…

Inspiring Ten More

Recently Jeanne and I hosted the first luncheon to meet with our ten new students and their moms. A few relatives also showed up, but no dads. They all loved Jeanne’s salad and home made brownies. CdK is sponsoring these five girls and five boys who were on a waiting list for sponsors, unable to…

Appreciating Volunteerism

Humanitarian projects are dependent on humans making choices to volunteer. This week the entire Casa de Kids Board and I would like to thank you Martha Lopez from the bottom of our hearts for her many hours of volunteering. She has been a dedicated wellspring of talent and service on our Board. While she is…