CASA (wearecasa.org) works to improve the quality of life in working class and immigrant communities. For its 90,000-plus members, CASA provides job placement, vocational training, citizenship assistance, family social services and other critical legal, education and health services. It operates four centers in Montgomery County.

Headquartered: Hyattsville Serves: Maryland, Northern Virginia and south central Pennsylvania

What a donation buys:

  • $250 provides assistance for three legal permanent residents to become U.S. Citizens
  • $1,000 provides 12 weeks of English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) instruction to eight low-income immigrants.
  • $5,000 supports teen community leadership training for 30 immigrant adolescents.

Volunteer opportunities:

  • Weekly: Serve as a mentor to immigrant high school students.
  • Monthly: Assist with a résumé workshop.
  • Internships