NEWS AND INFORMATION
Casa ALBA Closed to Walk-in Traffic ! Press Release
To protect all members of the public, Casa ALBA Melanie will follow the guidance of our Local, State and Federal governments and close our office for walk-in service starting on March 18.
UWGB Grant Announced | UWGB Press Release
UW-Green Bay’s philanthropy class announces Casa ALBA Melanie as $10,000 grant recipient
Press Gazette Person of the Year | Press Gazette article
Casa ALBA Melanie was named by the Green Bay Press Gazette as one of the Greater Green Bay area's 2018 persons of the year.
The 14th AMENDMENT | WBAY STORY
Father Ken DeGroot and legal experts discuss President Trump's claim he can change the 14th amendment by Executive Order.
Farmers Turn to Mexico for Labor | Christian Science Monitor
An article from the Christian Science Monitor on "US farmers, desperate for help, increasingly turn to Mexico".
Refugees and Missionary Disciples | Compass
In a Compass article, Green Bay Diocese Bishop David Ricken shares his thoughts on both our history and our current treatment of refugees and what we can do about it today.
Catholic Groups Condemn Asylum Ruling | Compass
An article from the Compass, which condemns a recent decision by the Department of Justice that limit asylum claims.
Give Big Green Bay | Greater Green Bay Community Foundation
Casa ALBA Melanie was one of 31 local non-profits selected to participate in the community's inaugural Give Big Green Bay event. Donations made between noon on Feb. 27 and noon on Feb. 28 were matched through a generous donation by the Green Bay Packers. The innovative new Program was designed by the Greater Green Bay Community Foundation. Casa ALBA received 130 donations totaling $35,062. Thank you to all that contributed during this event.
Donations Page | Casa ALBA Page | Father Ken Video
Press Gazette Editorial - list of 31 non-profits
Packers editorial | Community Foundation editorial
Newsmaker Sunday | Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3
Dreamers Share Stories on DACA in Fox Valley | WBAY
Dreamers discuss how DACA has changed their lives.
Family Fun Night at YWCA | FOX11
The Green Bay area YWCA is celebrating Hispanic Heritage during a Family Fun night, Friday January 5th from 6 - 8 P.M.
Green Bay Packers Honor Father Ken | Link | WBAY Video
Fr. Ken De Groot, O. Praem., is the recipient of the 2017 Green Bay Packers Give Back Award (senior category). This award honors volunteers who exemplify: leadership, dedication, creativity and a commitment to improving the communities in which they live through volunteerism.
Green Bay Police Give Thanksgiving baskets | WBAY Video
Casa ALBA Board member Dennis Rader, says; "You are not only giving food, but you are giving confidence and hope."
The Faces of Immigration by Bishop David Ricken | English | Spanish
Bishop David Ricken's column in the July 14, 2017 edition of the Compass discussing immigration, a Catholic perspective and the need to learn more about our fellow disciples on the way.
Green Bay Police Chief Discusses Arrest | WBAY
Green Bay Police Chief Andrew Smith and Maria Plascencia from Casa Alba Melanie discuss a recent traffic arrest of a Hispanic young man in Green Bay.
Annual Board Meeting Election Results | PDF
At Casa Alba Melanie's Annual Meeting of its Board of Directors, an election of executive officers was conducted and new members of the Board of Directors were appointed. This news release covers those results.
Immigration Challenges | ON-LINE | PDF
A Dec. 23, 2015 article in the Green Bay Press Gazette titled: "Advocates say entrance to U.S. is challenging."
USA Today Editorial | ON-LINE
A USA Today editorial published in the Nov. 4, 2015 issue of the Green Bay Press Gazette titled: "Paul Ryan walls off immigration reform".
Justice for our immigrants | ON-LINE | PDF
Green Bay Bishop David Ricken's article and prayer for immigrant families published in the Sept. 30, 2015 issue of the Compass.
Sister Melanie Wins Ohtli Award | LINK
Articles and photos of Sister Melanie's recognition with the 2015 Ohtli Award by the Mexican Consulate on Sept. 15, 2015 in Chicago
Champion Runner Inspires Youth | ON-LINE | PDF
Champion distance runner, Armando Torres, inspires the Green Bay Youth Training Group in an article from the August 15, 2015 issue of the Green Bay Press Gazette.
A Vision for Casa Alba | ON-LINE | PDF
Read an article about Sr. Melanie's vision for Casa Alba Melanie in the May 1, 2015 issue of the Compass.
IMMIGRATION FACTS - 2019 | MP4 SHOW | HANDOUT
In the current immigration debate, we have been asked "what are the facts", like: how many, how long, and affect on jobs, crime and drugs? We have sought non-partisan sources to answer the questions asked and the issues raised.
CASA ALBA MELANIE - OUR SERVICES | PPT SHOW
A presentation on the services offered by Casa ALBA Melanie.
COMMUNITY CARES - FOX 11 | MP4 SHOW
A 1:04 minute Public Service Announcement developed by FOX11 with Father Ken DeGroot and Maria Plascencia.
HOPES & DREAMS FOR CASA ALBA | YouTube
A 5:29 minute video describing Casa ALBA Melanie from the perspective of Father Ken DeGroot and Sister Melanie Maczka.
CASA ALBA MELANIE INTRODUCTION | YouTube
A 9:46 minute presentation that describes Casa ALBA Melanie.
ANNUAL & MID-YEAR REPORTS
Semi-annual reports on major developments at Casa ALBA:
Mid-Year Report - 2019 | PDF
Annual Report - 2018 | PDF
Mid-Year Report - 2018 | ENGLISH | ESPANOL
Annual Report - 2017 | PDF
Mid-Year Report - 2017 | PDF
The 2019 Mobile Consulate dates in Green Bay are: May 11-12, August 24-25 and October 26-27 at St. Willebrord. | INFO
Green Bay Schools Grow More Diverse | WPR Morning Show
Sister Melanie Maczka joins Wisconsin Public Radio to discuss education in Green Bay. Green Bay’s Public Schools serve thousands of students who are English language learners. Our guests work with families from diverse backgrounds. They explain why they’re putting an emphasis on hiring bilingual teachers, acknowledging learning customs, and creating welcoming environments.
Estamos Aquí: Celebrating Latino Identity in NE Wisconsin Estamos Aquí (“We are Here”) featured the artifacts and personal stories of many Latino families in Northeastern Wisconsin. The bilingual exhibit celebrated the diverse cultures and traditions that have endured emigration from across Latin America. This collaborative exhibit was developed with museum staff and the Hispanic Community Resource Center (Casa Alba). (May 6, 2017 - April 2018). <<See more>>
Casa ALBA Melanie | Introductory Presentation
A 6 minute presentation that describes the background, purpose, mission and services offered by Casa ALBA,
Migrant Labor - Saldana Story | WBAY News Story
The history of the Saldana family and their home in Oconto. One story of migrant labor, picking pickles, in Northeast Wisconsin.
Connecting Our Community From Many Directions
YouTube Video | FACEBOOK | LINK
Learn more about the diverse members of the Green Bay community in their own words. YouTube video is an eight minute video describing this effort.
If you would like to speak with someone at Casa Alba, please contact Mike Welch at (920) 676-2166 for any media inquiries.