Mi CASA PERU Colorado is a nonprofit 501c3 organization founded on
June 14, 2014, by current President May Stiglich. Our mission is to promote
awareness of Peruvian culture, while providing youth and adult education to
propel our fellow Peruvians to become successful in their professional and personal
lives. Our vision is to become
Colorado’s premier Peruvian resource center while we serve the community and
provide professional development.
In 2020, Mi CASA PERU Colorado launched a new support effort. We
started a program that gave us the opportunity to help Peruvian students who
were stranded in the United States when the pandemic hit. Hundreds of students
were forced to stay here due to COVID-19 and were unable to go back to Peru.
Mi CASA PERU Colorado, in partnership with the Peruvian consulate,
quickly organized a strategy to help the students in need. Alpine Bank became
our main sponsor and supported our humble effort to support these students. The
response was fast, and we had a very quick turnaround from our sponsor which
enabled us to help students immediately. We are very thankful for the
opportunity given to us to help.
As a result, we were able to provide food for those who were in
need and help purchase flights that allowed students to get to larger cities where
they could take international flights back to Peru. We worked hard to
accomplish this mission with this group of young students. We were incredibly happy to know that they
were able to reunite with their families while maintaining good health.
Every year, Mi CASA PERU Colorado promotes the Peruvian culture by
hosting a festival featuring Peruvian dances, food, vendors, entertainers and
live music. This year we celebrated the
199th anniversary of the independence of Peru. Due to the pandemic,
the festival had to be done virtually instead of in person. We hosted the 8th
Peruvian Festival in a virtual format on July 26, with the participation of
Governor Jared Polis, Mayor of Denver Michael Hancock, Mayor of Aurora Mike
Coffman and Peruvian Consul General Mr. Roland Denegri.
The event was a major success! We also included virtual plays from
Peruvian performers of marinera dance and diverse international Peruvian music
groups online. We are grateful for Alpine Bank as they were our main sponsor.
We would not have been able to achieve this great success without their amazing
partnership and collaboration.
Mi CASA PERU Colorado (Non-profit 501c3)