Located within the 75220 zip code, the Bachman Lake neighborhood is an area of high need and offers few resources to the families living in poverty in this area.
Over 77% Hispanic population
23.1% of the population lives below the poverty line
57.5% have less than a high school education
Over 96% of students enrolled in local elementary schools are Hispanic
Of those children, over 95% are on free or reduced lunch
Casa del Lago (The Lake House) was founded in 2014 by a core group who wanted to serve the Hispanic families living in this community. This core group cared deeply for the community and wanted to continue the efforts that Cristo Rey Presbyterian Church had begun to reach into this community with quality faith-based educational programming, counseling, and legal assistance.
For example, our morning program called Conversations and Caritas integrates English as a second language classes and early childhood education so that parents can improve their English skills while their children prepare for elementary school.
In the evening, Conversations and Kids Club, offers similar integrated programming for families of elementary aged children. Spanish language counseling services are also available for the children and families that we serve.