Waukesha, Wis. – On Saturday, February 23rd La Casa de Esperanza Inc., a community-based organization, celebrated 53 years of growth and service in the Waukesha area at its annual dinner celebration. Over 400 prominent business professionals, government officials, and community leaders who are dedicated to ensuring the success of La Casa’s future attended this annual dinner.
The theme for the evening was “Investing in our commUNITY” and is dedicated to supporting the dreams of the children La Casa de Esperanza serves. La Casa is known throughout Waukesha County as the premier provider of bilingual, culturally competent human services that provides opportunities to transform the lives and futures of low income individuals and families through comprehensive and complimentary programs. Annually, La Casa provides hope, help, and opportunity to more than 20,000 people of all races and ethnicities by building bridges to self-sufficiency.
The program featured a Presentation of Colors from St. John’s Military Academy, Legacy Award recipients Mr. Tony and Mrs. Andrea Bryant, and our Esperanza Award recipient Mr. Elliot Hernandez who is be recognized for fulfilling La Casa’s mission of self-sufficiency.
The evening also included a special performance from the La Casa de Esperanza Charter School scholars, silent and live auction with all proceeds benefiting the La Casa de Esperanza Charter School. The dinner highlighted 3 authentic food stations that represented Mexico, Puerto Rico, and Venezuela.
La Casa de Esperanza, Inc., founded in 1966, is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide opportunities to achieve full social and economic participation in society, with emphasis on the Hispanic population. La Casa de Esperanza helps over 20,000 Waukesha, Milwaukee and Jefferson County residents annually through educational, workforce development, health, nutrition and housing services. For more information visit www.lacasadeesperanza.org.