project leader
Lourdes T
La Casa Guadalupana Corp, 4329 Central St
(Southwest Detroit)
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Great News!

the project

Our Program:

  • Prepares students for the GED examination through classes taught exclusively in Spanish by bilingual speakers--the only program with this model in the region.
  • Builds facility with English through ESL (English as a Second Language) courses.
  • Facilitates participation by providing childcare while class is in session.

Further supporting this mission, we offer additional programs to anymember of the community:

  • After-school tutoring (grades 1-8).
  • Outreach services include a health fair, presentations on women's health, immigration issues, domestic violence prevention, personal finance, and safety certification for home and workplace.

the steps

We plan to:

  1. Build workforce readiness and partnerships so that students can enter the pipeline for year-round, higher-wage employment, further education, or college
  2. Offer more scholarships for materials and books for disadvantaged students. 
  3. Offer career counseling, training and placement so that students can reap the benefits of their education.

why we're doing it

Success is exciting and important to the community but it puts stress on our small budget.  Since we are funded by grants and donations, we need your help. Students in our program come with a ready supply of grit, self-reliance, entreprenuerial talent and a strong sense of community.  Often what stands between them and integration into the workforce and meaningful employment, is a high-school diploma and facility with English. 


$350 - Pays the cost of educating one student for one semester

$18 - Buys an ESL book

$55 - Buys one GED textbook pack for Science or Math

$40 - Pays for registration fee

$50 - Pays for childcare cost for one month for one family

$150 - Direct Assistance to prevent financial or housing insecurities


Great News!

As of today, we have reached 50% of our goal.

Many thanks to all of our donors!!!

Please consider sharing our mission with your contacts.


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