Casa de la Esperanza

Casa de la Esperanza is a 32-unit residential community dedicated to helping agricultural workers. The community is owned and operated by the Boulder County Housing Authority in the City of Longmont.  This center provides educational and recreational services to Casa residents, including an onsite “after-school” program and academic center.


About Us


Community Action Programs worked with the Boulder County Commissioners, the Boulder County Housing Authority and other community members to make this award winning housing community a reality. The first migrant families moved in during the fall of 1993. CAP staff worked with the site manager to hire a bilingual coordinator June 1994. For over twenty years, the program has been responsive to the unique needs of the dozens of farm workers families of the Casa de la Esperanza community. The program has served hundreds of families and children over the years.


Casa de la Esperanza’s educational center is a state-of-the-art learning center providing opportunities and resources toward excellence and self-empowerment through collaboration and programming that nurture each individual’s potential.


Our vision is one of a thriving self-sustaining community sharing wisdom to transform society through today and tomorrow’s leaders, honoring those who came before us.

Program Description

The Casa de la Esperanza program was initiated to serve the 100+ children and youth living on site. Partnerships with local agencies and groups provided many resources and services that have greatly benefitted the community for several years. Hundreds of volunteers from the local universities, corporations and the community have contributed thousands of hours of service to the Casa community annually as tutors, robotics mentors, teaching classes, organizing activities and events.


  • Vanessa Escarcega | Program Coordinator
  • Michael Lozano Roman | STEM Educator & Lab Technician
  • Neil Mosser | Program Assistant & Volunteer Coordinator

 Educational Programs

Educational Programs

STEM Program (Science Technology Engineering Math)

This program provides incredible opportunities that promote 21st Century skills in the areas of technology, the sciences, math and engineering. The Casa de la Esperanza Robotics Academy was developed in the spring of 2007 to foster student’s engagement in their own education as they work with professional mentors in preparation for a robotics competition. These regional competitions are held at universities such as: University of Denver, University of Colorado at Denver and Boulder campuses, Regis University and others. The Casa Robotics Academy includes: JR. LEGO Robotics (ages 6-9 yrs.), LEGO Robotics (9-12 yrs.), VEX Robotics for 5-8th grade students, FIRST Robotics Competition for high school youth. Other STEM activities include math, science and computer technology classes and projects.

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4H Program

Aerospace. Alternative energy. Engineering. Environmental science. Agri-science. Veterinary science. These are just a few of the programs that 4-H youth participate in everyday and learn new skills that make a difference in our communities. It prepares our youth to make a positive impact in their communities and the world.

According to 4h’s research students who participate in this program are:
  • Two times more likely to be civically active
  • Two times more likely to make healthier choices
  • Four times more likely to make contributions to their communities

Rocket Club

NASA funded summer camp designed to get Casa de la Esperanza kids interested in math, science, and rockets.
It is a unique five year program designed to teach middle school students about science and engineering through hands-on projects. As part of the program students learn Newton’s laws of motion, basic engineering, physics and other by using rockets as tools to teach students. It is the hopes of program inspire students to be our next astronauts, scientists, engineers and mathematicians.

Casa Scholars

This program nurtures academic achievement by providing the necessary services and resources to enable students in K-12th grade to attain success in school. Tutoring provided by dozens of volunteers and program staff is crucial in creating a Pathway to Higher Education promoting high school and college graduation. This support includes a rich array of classes and enrichment opportunities, campus visits, fieldtrips, college assistance, youth internships and special events.

 Volunteer/Sponsors & Partners

Volunteer/Sponsors & Partners

Volunteering opportunities

The Casa de la Esperanza Learning Center operates Monday to Thursday, throughout the year with occasional weekend activity. Hours of operation are from 3:00 - 8:00 p.m. for the fall and spring semester. The summer session runs for six weeks. Be a part of the solution. Invest in our youth.

You can always fill out the Casa de la Esperanza Volunteer Application and one of our program coordinators will respond to you.

Contribute / Donate

To volunteer or donate, please contact:
Vanessa Escarcega | Program Coordinator


Contact Us

Casa de la Esperanza Learning Center is located at:
1520 South Emery Street
Longmont, CO 80501


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