‘Your Stories, Your Library’ Support La Casita Cultural Center’s Bilingual Library and Dual Language Literacy Programs

Your Stories, Your Library is an annual campaign aimed at raising support for La Casita’s Bilingual Library and Dual Language Literacy Programs. Your support would help us build our collection, especially the children’s book collection of culturally relevant bilingual children’s books written and illustrated by Latinos about the Latino experience.

Your support will also help us to publish an original story by the young authors of La Casita’s weekly Reading Circles. La Casita will release it’s 4th annual publication next April 27. Stay tuned for news about it!

Children’s books written by our young authors in previous years include:

  • What I Love About Me (2016)
  • Palo (2017)
  • Gabi (2018)

Since 2011, La Casita has been producing unique cultural events to engage our Syracuse communities, innovating in the fields of dual-language literacy, arts education for our youth, and offering a welcoming space for enrichment and the exploration of cultural diversity in our campus, our city and our region.

We invite you to make a tax-deductible contribution in support of  Your Stories, Your Library. Donations by check can be made payable to La Casita Cultural Center /Syracuse University. To donate online, please visit our website: lacasita.syr.edu and click on the Giving link or go to our online wishlist and purchase a book to donate: On behalf of our families and our children,

 Student Spotlights 

La Casita is dedicated to supporting Syracuse University students in their curricular and professional development. Whether it’s through volunteering, service learning, internships, civic engagement or research projects, La Casita provides students the opportunity to gain hands-on  experience while engaging with the local Syracuse community.

Meet some of the students who are doing amazing work at La Casita
and in the Syracuse community!

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“My name is Olivia Flores. I am a sophomore at Syracuse University. I’m majoring in Political Science and African American Studies. I started volunteering at La Casita’s bilingual Reading Circles with my friend Martin Gonzalez. I would enjoy working with the kids and helping them with their English and Spanish. I also find it rewarding when the children complete their annual book. La Casita is a great place because it feels like home; a home away from home ”

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“Hello, I am Lilly Umana. My mom is Guatemalan and my dad is from El Salvador. I am from Rockland County. I am a video and media intern at La Casita. One of my favorite things about working at La Casita is being able to share the stories of the Hispanic community here in Syracuse, New York.”


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“I am Aleksandre Roderick-Lorenz. I am originally from Caracas, Venezuela and of Spanish origin. I am Professor Laura Bossert’s viola teaching assistant at the Setnor School of Music . I am also the Musical Director at La Casita, where we teach violin, viola, guitar and piano to children and adolescents from the Latin American and Latino community in the city of Syracuse. ”

La Casita Cultural Center
109 Otisco St., Syracuse Ny 13204
Tel. 315-443-2151 / Email: lacasita@syr.edu

A program of the College of Arts & Sciences at Syracuse University established to advance an educational and cultural agenda of civic engagement through research, cultural heritage preservation, media and the arts, bridging the Hispanic communities of Syracuse University and Central New York. Follow them online at: LACASITA.SYR.EDU

La Casita is program of the Office of Cultural Engagement for the Hispanic Community,College of Arts & Sciences at Syracuse University.