As Casa Familiar celebrates its 50th anniversary, we remain committed to honoring our roots and our history while looking ahead to the future of the organization and the communities we serve. We encourage you to explore some of our upcoming projects and events that we have both in play right now and in our pipeline of future projects. A special thanks to our funders who share in our vision and provide financial support to our current and future projects.

Upcoming Events

As Casa Familiar celebrates its 50th anniversary, we remain committed to honoring our roots and our history while looking ahead to the future of the organization and the communities we serve. We encourage you to explore some of our upcoming projects and events that we have both in play right now and in our pipeline of future projects. A special thanks to our funders who share in our vision and provide financial support to our current and future projects.

Upcoming Events

CASA FEST

CASA FEST

Casa Fest 2023 caps off our 50th Anniversary celebration with live music, art vendors, food, and drinks! (21+ event only).  You won’t want to miss performances by Mara Su Lu with Revival, Liquid Blue, Mariachi Internacional San Diego, Vilma Diaz y La Sonora, and Nortec: Bostich + Fussible.

Saturday, October 7, 2023

Event Details


Tickets on sale:
July 1

Doors Open: 12:00 pm

Program 1:00 pm

Location:
Waterfront Park
1600 Pacific Highway, San Diego, CA 92101

Tickets:
General Admission: $60
VIP Ticket*: $150
*Includes: exclusive entrance, dedicated restrooms, access to VIP Main Stage seating, 3 free drinks + food, cash bar

For band line up, bag policy, and full event details visit: https://casafamiliar.org/casafest/

Upcoming Projects

LA SEMILLA CLIMATE RESILIENCY DEVELOPMENT PROJECT

LA SEMIILA CLIMATE RESILIENCY DEVELOPMENT PROJECT

“La Semilla Climate Resiliency Development Project”

La Semilla is an innovation incubator space to serve as the launchpad of a neighborhood-scale environmental justice and climate resiliency readiness in the heart of the San Ysidro community. The name La Semilla, or “the seed”, refers to the potential catalyzing environmental justice efforts and interventions that can sprout from this project. The project serves as one link in a chain of shared civic spaces in the neighborhood that will provide meaningful programming and outdoor experiences.

La Semilla is a demonstration area for affordable climate resiliency strategies. The space showcases community focused environmentally responsible strategies that can be replicated by the community.

The project is envisioned to tackle critical climate challenges that our environmental injustice community faces, which are air quality, clean transportation, smart sustainable building, water conservation, energy generation and conservation, and heaty food growth. Additionally, the project is designed with climate resilient and sustainable strategies that are far beyond what Title 24 voluntary measures and even LEED requires.

AVANZANDO SAN YSIDRO
COMMUNITY LAND TRUST
(ASYCLT)

AVANZANDO SAN YSIDRO COMMUNITY LAND TRUST
(ASYCLT)

The Avanzando San Ysidro Community Land Trust (ASYCLT)

Is an exciting housing project, one of its kind in the state of California where it will deliver 103 units to low and very low-income families in San Ysidro. The project is envisioned to be structured as a rent to own model, after a 15-year period the residents will transition in to owning their homes. Avanzando San Ysidro CLT focuses on building community wealth as an anti-displacement strategy that will have a generational impact for San Ysidro families to thrive.

Special Thanks to our Funders

Special Thanks to our Funders

SDG&E Community Assistance Fund

Expansion of rental assistance programs, social services, and senior services.

La Semilla Project
Pre-development Support

La Semilla Project
Pre-development Support

Avanzando San Ysidro
Community Land Trust
General Operating Support

Avanzando San Ysidro
Community Land Trust
Pre-development Support

La Semilla Project 
Climate & Environmental Justice. The Justice 40 Accelerator supports Casa’s capacity, partnerships, preparedness, and access to funding in the areas of climate and environmental justice.

Financial Opportunity Center 
Financial resources for the community

General Operating Support 

Community Development Capacity-Building 
Capacity-building allows Casa to expand the skills, knowledge, and talent within the organization through technology enhancements, talent recruiting, and investment in construction and development.

Casa Verde
Environmental Justice and Workforce Development

Advancement of La Semilla and Community Engagement 

Avanzando San Ysidro CLT
Capacity-building allows Casa to expand the skills, knowledge, and talent within the organization through technology enhancements, talent recruiting, and investment in construction and development.

Music & Community Theater Programming 
Arts programming is an incredible and beautiful way to enrich the community and its residents. The UCSD Center on Global Justice supports music and community theater programs at Casa’s El Salon Community Theatre.

SDG&E Community Assistance Fund
Expansion of rental assistance programs, social services, and senior services

La Semilla Project
Pre-development Support

La Semilla Project
Pre-development Support

Avanzando San Ysidro
Community Land Trust
General Operating Support

Avanzando San Ysidro
Community Land Trust
Pre-development Support

La Semilla Project 
Climate & Environmental Justice. The Justice 40 Accelerator supports Casa’s capacity, partnerships, preparedness, and access to funding in the areas of climate and environmental justice.

Financial Opportunity Center 
Financial resources for the community

General Operating Support 

Community Development Capacity-Building 
Capacity-building allows Casa to expand the skills, knowledge, and talent within the organization through technology enhancements, talent recruiting, and investment in construction and development.

Casa Verde – Environmental Justice and Workforce Development 

Advancement of La Semilla and Community Engagement 

Avanzando San Ysidro CLT 
Supports the design challenge and engagement process for the Avanzando San Ysidro CLT development project.

Music & Community Theater Programming 
Arts programming is an incredible and beautiful way to enrich the community and its residents. The UCSD Center on Global Justice supports music and community theater programs at Casa’s El Salon Community Theatre.

“It’s about challenging development without displacement in San Ysidro – a border community. It’s about a new expectation of understanding the needs of a border community and connecting to its strength as a civically engaged neighborhood.”

~Lisa Cuestas, CEO of Casa Familiar

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