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Welcome to Casa Guadalupe Education Center

History

  • 1995 Mary Lynn Bennett, Executive Director, founded the St. Frances Cabrini  Hispanic Outreach at St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church, West Bend.
     
  •  2000 Recipient of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee’s Social Justice Award for relationship building at a community level between the Hispanic population and the Community at Large.
     
  • St. Frances Cabrini Hispanic Outreach expanded to include community representatives from education, social services, law enforcement and medical fields to discuss areas of common concern, develop solutions and build multicultural relationships.
     
  •  2004 Rev. Rafael Rodriguez was appointed as an Associate Pastor to St. Frances Cabrini by the Archdiocese of Milwaukee in recognition of the dramatic growth of the Spanish-speaking immigrants in Washington County.
     
  • 2006 Reverend Rodriguez and Mary Lynn Bennett co-founded Casa Guadalupe Education Center, Inc., a non-profit organization, under the umbrella of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee.
      
  • 2007 Rev. Jorge M. Blanco PhD, was appointed full time Pastoral Director for Casa Guadalupe Education Center.
  • June 2010  Declared a 501c3, nonprofit independent of previous fiscal agent, the Archdiocese of Milwaukee.

  • June 2011 Realignment of Casa Guadalupe Pastoral Division with the relocation of Priest Coordinator Position to the local served parishes of St. Mary's Immaculate Conception of West Bend WI and St. Kilian's of Hartford WI, allowing for greater visibility within the Catholic faith community of Washington County.

  • September 1, 2012, Noelle Braun is named Executive Director of Casa Guadalupe Education Center.