THE INSTITUTION

Luis y Bertha Downing de Parajón

La Casita Foundation founded in 2008, thanks to the firm conviction and determination of Bertha Downing de Parajón, the Founding President, and the support provided by her husband, Luis Parajón and their daughters Marian and Cristina. 

 

As well a group of founding volunteers, a group of the Order of Malta and the Parish of San Juan Bosco where operations initiated.

During 2011, La Casita focused its programs toward strengthening women’s dignity.

 

Later, in 2012, La Casita established the Initiative 1-2-3: Work, Human Formation and Family.

Afterwards, in 2015, La Casita became an independent Foundation obtaining its 501(c)3 nonprofit status.

 

In 2016, thanks to a partnership with Miami Dade County Parks & Recreation, we relocated to the Jose Marti Park, with operations Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.

La Casita Foundation

MISSION

Empower Women through Integral Formation,

with Initiative 1-2-3: Work, Human Formation and Family.

We work with women in vulnerable situations to providing them with the necessary tools and skills to Live with Dignity.

OUR VISION

To become the number one integral training facility for women in vulnerable situations, and provide them with the necessary tools and skills for work based on ethical values to improve the quality of life, family and community.

INSTITUTIONAL VALUES

  • Dignity of the person.

  • Excellence in work.

  • The family as a fundamental pillar of society.

  • Service with joy.

  • Commitment with freedom and responsibility.

 OUR TEAM

DIRECTORS
BERTHA DOWNING-PARAJON:
Founder/President

ANA MA. GUZMAN B.:
Secretary

MA. CARMEN BRIZ:
Treasury
OPERATIONS COMMITTEE
CAROLA APEY:
Advise Organigram and Programs.

ALENKA YANKOVIC: Database and Registration

ALEJANDRA HUTCH:
Web Page, Graphic Design and Registration
RESOURCE COMMITTEE
ANA WOLFINGTON:
Food Bank Coordinator

GISELLE GALLARDO:
Responsible for Distributors

MERCEDES SARO:
Packaging Logistics and Food Distribution

SARA CARRASCOSA:
Food Inventory and Distribution
EVENT COMMITTEE
CLAUDIA PALAZZI:
Coordinator of Decoration for Events and Birthday Parties.

MAIDA ORTUZAR:
Coordinator of the topics and events link.

BARBARA DIAZ:
Coordinator of Lunches, and birthday cakes.
"5 Minutes Tips of Good Manners."

MONICA RIVERA:
Coordinator of Floral Arrangements.

EDELIZ CROQUER:
Floral Arrangements and Decoration.
SOCIAL MEDIA COMMITTEE
MARITZA CUELLAR:
Facebook

ADRIANA LARACH:
Instagram

CAROLA PULIDO:
Photographic material and videos
ENTREPRENEURSHIP COMMITTEE
CATALINA MENDEZ:
Advise Entrepreneurship

TATI ERRAZURIZ:
Sales Manager

PAULINA UGARTE:
Product Selection Coordinator

BEATRIZ POLEO:
Coordinator culinary products.

MARIANA BECERRA:
Coordinator floral products.
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Address: 351 S.W. 4 Street
Miami, FL 33130

E-mail: info@lacasitafoundation.org

 

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