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“In essence, the Casa’s unique pedagogy taught me that it is essential to integrate the often harsh realities of our world into academic settings. I learned that if I seek to study and know the world, then I must first learn to let the present realities guide how and what I study. Experiencing “class” both within and outside of a classroom rearranged my idea of what it means to be a student. Education gained new power and became more precious. It became so much more than the means to an end. I desired the very act of studying because this model revealed a deeper understanding of what I was seeing and experiencing everyday.” - Casa alum

"I loved the academic program, because while it was rigorous, it was fully integrated with what we were experiencing. The academic aspect of the Casa was very important, because it gave structure to our experiences and reactions."  -Casa alum