What Home Means To Me Contest Finalist!

Mi C.A.S.A is thrilled to announce that one of our very own students, Yessenia Castaneda, age 10, was a finalist in the What Home Means to Me Contest by NAHRO in Washington D.C.!

NAHRO stands for National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials, their mission statement is to be the leading housing and community development association that inspires the creation of strong and sustainable communities. 

This contest started in 2008 and recognizes the art of students who live in affordable housing across the country. The artwork must share the visual thoughts or ideas of how the students views their home. each year, hundreds of students, ages 5-18,  participate in the contest.  

The final contest, conducted in Washington, D.C., is the culmination of numerous poster contests held by public housing authorities all across the United States. Three judges choose 13 winners from hundreds of entries to be featured in NAHRO’s “What Home Means to Me” calendar. 

Although our very own, Yessenia, did not win first place, she is the Regional Elementary School Winner! 

Her artwork will be featured in the 2021 calendar. We are delighted that we have such a talented young girl in our community of Gridley and are very proud of her! 

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