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For Students

La Casa is a community of students from different universities who live and learn together in order to achieve college success. In this community, students are encouraged to build lifelong relationships and to become active participants in the community.

This student page will provide information about student life at La Casa, community life and the special programs offered. We encourage you to come back for new information; in the meantime here is some interesting information.

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Just three miles from downtown, Pilsen has been a port‐of‐entry community for more than 130 years. In the 19th century, the area was populated by immigrants from Germany, Poland, and the Czech Republic. The name Pilsen is derived from Pizen, a city in Bohemia. The first recorded Mexican immigrants began arriving in the 1950's. About 90% of Pilsen's 44,000 residents are Hispanic and most of those are Mexican.

Community Service

As part of the La Casa community, you are encouraged to take leadership roles and be an active participant of the community.

Self-defined road map to success

As a La Casa resident, you will be assisted in developing a self‐defined road map to college success.

Specialized Workshops

The La Casa Resource Center will provide you with specialized workshops designed to build skills in studying, time management, and more.

Pilsen Murals

Public art is an integral part of the character of Pilsen. See the mosaics detailing Mexican icons at Cooper Dual Language Academy, (1645 W. 18th St.), Jeff Zimmerman’s painted works detailing the people and cultures of Pilsen (1900 S. Ashland Ave.), and Juan Angel Chavez’ glass mosaic "Vida Simple" at the Damen Ave. Pink Line Station (2100 S. Damen Ave.).

National Museum of Mexican Art

The National Museum of Mexican Art is the largest Latino cultural organization in the U.S. The Museum presents both historic and contemporary visual arts exhibitions, performing arts events, and educational programs which conveys the depth and beauty of Mexican culture 'sin fronteras' (without borders). The museum is a few blocks from La Casa.

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