The Metrowest Worker Center - Casa is happy to share the news with you that Liz Garrigan-Byerly will be assuming the role of Assistant Director for Casa. It will be a full time position, which will include shepherding Metrowest Immigrant Solidarity Network as it continues to evolve. Liz has been Associate Pastor at the Village Church in Wellesley since 2014 and lives in Framingham with her husband and daughter. You all have watched as she has made time to help shape the formation of MISN and helped guide it through its growing pains. She will continue to support MISN in her new role at Casa and we hope will be able to devote more time and focus to developing our outreach and trainings. She will also be doing program support with Casa's work on wage theft and injured workers and help with fundraising for all of this work. She will begin two days a week in March, three days a week in April and then transition to full time in May. It is a great gift for Casa that she feels called to do this work full time.
In more big news, Brenda Quintana, our Quaker Service Volunteer/Fellow will transition to being full time staff supporting the injured worker project in particular when her fellowship ends in July. Brenda brings a wonderful presence to her work and we are delighted that she wants to continue to work with us next year.
This is a time of amazing and wonderful growth for Casa. I am so grateful that both of these amazing women will be helping Diego carry the work of Casa forward. As you know, the work of both addressing people's immediate needs and efforts to change the system that creates their nightmares has grown these past few years. It is essential that we build a strong community that cares for all in our midst and together work to undo the systems that oppress and terrify people. We are also grateful for what each of you contribute to this work.