About Us2024-02-22T22:53:01-08:00

Casa Familiar believes in honoring our roots while keeping our eyes on the future. Casa has evolved from an immigration assistance and support agency to being a leader and advocate for all low income community members. Casa is now focused on improving the lives of our community members in ways that will benefit them and their families for generations to come.

Casa Familiar believes in honoring our roots while keeping our eyes on the future. Casa has evolved from an immigration assistance and support agency to being a leader and advocate for community members. Casa is now focused on improving the lives of our community members in ways that will benefit them and their families for generations to come.

ABOUT US

ABOUT US

OUR ROOTS

Casa Familiar was founded in 1973 and is a 501(c)(3), community-based organization dedicated to serving residents in South San Diego County. Originally established in 1968 under the name Trabajadores de la Raza, Casa has grown and expanded its efforts from solely serving Spanish-speaking clients in San Ysidro to providing services and programs to all South San Diego County residents. Early on, Casa recognized that its predominantly low-income clients have changing and varied needs. Casa‘s approach allows the agency to adapt to community needs through a multi-faceted program and funding strategy. This permits the sustaining of advocacy and community development at its core, while simultaneously examining and addressing community needs. Casa Familiar has been serving people in South San Diego for 50 years.

Casa Familiar is the leading service and community development organization in the community of San Ysidro, providing over 40 bilingual programs and services at six different sites in the community. Programs range from Civic Engagement to Health & Social Services, Arts & Culture to Education.

LEADERSHIP

Lisa
Cuestas

President &
Chief Executive Officer 

Elizabeth
Aguilar

Chief Fiscal
Officer

Mirna
Cruz

Programs
Officer

Monica
Hernandez

Development &
Social Impact Officer

Georgette
Gomez

Community Development
Officer

Kevin
Linde

Advocacy & Community

Engagement Officer

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Chair
Anita Dharapuram

VP, Community Consultant at PNC Bank

Vice Chair
Omar Calleros

Director, Chula Vista Community Collaborative

Treasurer
Ciro G Villa

VP Commercial Banking, Torrey Pines Bank

Secretary
Roman Partida-López

Legal Counsel for Transportation Equity, The Greenlining Institute

Board Member
Roberto Carrillo

Principal, San Diego County Office of Education

Board Member
Wilson Adam Schooley

Staff Attorney, San Diego Volunteer Lawyer Program

Board Member
Juan Vargas

Regional Banking District Manager, Wells Fargo Bank

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Does Casa Familiar currently have any job openings?2022-10-25T21:26:24-07:00

You can visit the Careers tab from the home screen of our website to see the positions that are currently available. In addition you can also visit Indeed.com and search Casa Familiar for a list of open positions.

Is Casa Familiar a 501c3?2022-10-25T21:27:06-07:00

Yes! Casa Familiar is a 501c3. Your donations of money or goods and services may be tax deductible. Our Tax ID number is 23-7237898.

OUR PARTNERS

“Circumstances determined your past, the present is embracing you, and only you can define your future.”

Teresita Marsal-Avila

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