La Escuelita - Give. Build. Thrive.


Your partnership has transformed your Yakima Valley! We are excited to share news of the completion of La Escuelita. Because of community partners like you, we were able to reach 100% of our fundraising goal! Although we are unable to celebrate with you in person, we hope the day comes soon. GRACIAS for your collaboration on this project! You are truly special to the familias of La Casa Hogar.

“I am happy, super excited! I have mixed emotions about having completed our project; that something spectacular was built for the benefit of the children.”

- Angelica Marin (Grandmother of Aslan, La Casa student and member of La Escuelita parent committee)

Angelica Marin and Aslan

Children at La Casa often cannot access pre-school education elsewhere. Already at a disadvantage to succeed in kindergarten, these children could fall behind their peers before they are 5 years old. La Escuelita welcomes them so these families and our Valley can thrive.

Children playing at La Casa Hogar

Yakima County Quick Facts:

Children living in poverty


Children living in poverty in Yakima: 30%

State Average

Children living in poverty in Washington State average: 14%

Adults without High School Diploma or GED


Adults without high school diploma or GED in Yakima: 27%

State Average

Adults without high school diploma or GED in Washington State average: 9%
Children on a field trip at La Casa Hogar


Our goal of $1M includes three years of operating expenses


Thank you for helping us meet 100% of our fundraising goal!

Mother and child at La Casa Hogar

About La Escuelita

La Escuelita serves children ages 2 1/2 - 5, who do not otherwise access pre-school education. Their parents are taking Adult Education classes such as English, pre-GED and more. Unfortunately, many parents give up their own educational dreams because they cannot find trusted and affordable childcare or pre-school; La Casa’s Escuelita eliminates that barrier for families. STEM-based education and “The Creative Curriculum” guide classes. Each child’s development is measured and evaluated while dedicated teachers ensure children stay on track, preventing long term disparities. La Casa serves an average of 40-50 children and parents, primarily mothers, through co-located parent education classes.

And thank you for investing in your Yakima Valley!

See photos below of our construction progress!

Children playing at La Casa Hogar

A new escuelita means...

Thank you for investing in your Yakima Valley!

Gracias to our construction partners for helping us bring this community project to life!

Pacific Power logo
Blue Sky renewable energy logo
Nth Degree Environmental Engineering Solutions logo
Allan Bros. logo
Leslie Engineering logo
Perry Technical Institute logo
Cypher Land Surveying logo
Dynamic Solar logo
Parsec logo
Poppoff logo