• Maleno: Little Light in a Dark Room

    Maleno: Little Light in a Dark Room As we have mentioned, at CasaSito, everyone is family. It is not uncommon for us to have siblings in our Youth Development Program. We previously shared Paulino’s story, but we now want to tell you about his brother, Maleno, another exceptional scholar in

  • Paulino: A Modern-Day Superman

    Paulino: A Modern-Day Superman At CasaSito, we strive to implement change among youth in Guatemala. Your generous gift supports our work, allowing us to invest in deserving youth. Paulino is an example of perseverance and success. Like most Guatemalan youth, Paulino’s family could not afford to send him to middle

  • The Incredible Brothers

    The Incredible Brothers We at CasaSito pride ourselves in creating a family among our youth – a place where they feel and know they are supported as they work towards obtaining their educational and personal goals. Since opening our doors 13 years ago, we have seen many young people go

  • Doing Something Different in Antigua

    By: Peter Warwick One cold January day while in London I came across an advert on a website aimed at people looking for new challenges in their lives. CasaSito was looking for a volunteer to develop a homestay and tourism program as a way to diversify their income. The opportunity

  • Mid-Year Update on Our Program!

    A Summary of Mid-Year Evaluations 2017 is quickly passing here at CasaSito! Recently we held mid-year evaluations with all of our scholars. This is an opportunity for each scholar to meet individually with members of the scholarship committee to see how they are doing in the Youth Development Program. In

  • Empowering Young Women in Rural Guatemala!

    Empowering Young Women in Rural Guatemala! With friends like you, CasaSito Association is able to bring opportunities – education, personal development, psychosocial support, and extracurricular activities to young women, like Mayra. Please make a gift today to support young women like Mayra who dream of a better future! When first

  • A CasaSito Scholar’s Experience

    Below is an interview with CasaSito university and work-study scholar, Hector Chocoy. In 2013, Hector was accepted into our Youth Development Program in Antigua. The interview was conducted and translated by Communications & Development Coordinator, Marissa Loterina. Tell me about you and your family. I’m the youngest child of four.

  • Exploring Guatemalan Culture

    Exploring & Learning about Guatemalan Culture At CasaSito, we hold field trips for our scholars with the purpose of 1) providing an opportunity for our scholars to travel outside of their community, 2) creating the space for our youth to spend time with one another, and 3) rewarding our scholars

  • In the Company of Friends

    By: Suzanne Picot It’s not every day a person gets an invitation to attend a scholarship program inauguration, way off the beaten path, in rural Guatemala. Imagine honoring and celebrating the auspicious start to a school year, versus the assumed outcome of a graduation we North Americans expect. For these

  • Kicking Off the New Year!

    Starting 2017 with Celebrations! The year has gotten off to a great start for all of us as we are supporting 141 scholars and 49 communities! To kick-off the new year, we hosted celebrations for our scholars in Sacatepéquez, Alta Verapaz, and Quiché. The kick-offs were full of laughter, excitement,