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Our Mission

Our mission is to educate and strengthen the future artists of our communities by providing resources to neighborhood schools, allowing students to engage and pursue the arts, and explore Mexican identity. Through the National Museum of Mexican Art, CASA provides after-school programming targeting Diverse Schools, focusing on areas such as Visual Arts, Performing Arts, Digital Arts, and Parent Development.


CASA continues to work on a road that combines Art, Education and Community; we have been able to provide Community Classes, Events and Workshops to further our mission.  We continue to give students the opportunity to not only grow into artists but also grow into leaders.


The CASA connection is enthusiastic about providing a variety of programs to help direct students and instructors to connect with their communities and cultures, along with the wealth of educational resources and artifacts from the collection at the National Museum of Mexican Art. It also provides meaningful learning for students by building social and emotional bonds with peers and mentors within our programs, with all learning connected to Illinois State Learning Standards. Our programs also incorporate SEL as a core value, allowing students to share, participate and engage with their peers.


Visual Arts

Performing Arts

Digital Arts







Folkloric Dance

Latin Dance


Latin Jazz


Digital Illustration





Parent Engagement

ESL Courses




Interested in strengthening
future artists and leaders?

Current Roles
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Lead Teaching Artist

The Lead Teaching Artist will implement art programming with the support of CASA Admin to best target schools and student needs. Primary responsibilities include planning and implementing lesson plan/ class curriculum, material ordering, and supporting students. 

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Parent / Family

Teaching Artist

The Parent Teaching Artist will implement Art Programming with the support of CASA Admin and School Admin to best target the community needs. The primary responsibilities of the Lead Teaching Artists are planning and implementing Lesson Plan/ Course Curriculum, material ordering and supporting parents and members of the community.

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Peer Mentor

Then Peer Mentor will assist the Lead Teaching Artist in daily activities. Responsibilities include working with students one-on-one, ordering materials, supplies gathering, helping with clean-up, and dismissing students.

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Resource Coordinator

Resource coordinator, under the supervision of Off-Site Coordinators, supports teaching artists in their respective campuses. Resource coordinators provide help and support to students within the program as well. Responsibilities include mediating communication between CASA admin and School Admin. Attendance keeping, field trip coordination, event coordination, and report gathering. 

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Shared Roles

As a part of the CASA team, you will also be required to attend, on-site PD's with our evaluators, workshops, and events.

Reach out to us

CASA is currently serving 10 schools across Illinois, providing After School programming for over 600 students year round.

Current Partners:

Eric Solorio Academy High School

Calmeca Academy of Fine Arts and Dual Language

Richards Career Academy

Foreman College and Career Academy

Sherlock Elementary School

Columbus West Elementary School

Drexel Elementary School

Lincoln School


Stevenson Middle School

Washington Dual Language Academy



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