Casas de Luz

Building hope without borders.


Building the foundation for a new chance at life.


About us

Casas de Luz is a social justice action program of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of San Dieguito. We were founded in 2005 by Kathy Faller and have built over 100 homes since.


Our mission

Our mission at Casas de Luz is to transform individuals, families and communities on both sides of the San Diego/ Tijuana border.


More than just a house.

We build houses not just to provide families with a structure to live in, but a foundation from which they can grow.


Build connections.


Internship Application 2019-2020

Interested in applying to be a part of our youth leadership team? Our youth leadership team does all of the background work for Casas de Luz, making home builds, cross-cultural activities and much more possible. It is a great opportunity to learn leadership and teamwork skills that students will be able to apply in their future careers.

The CDL internship program has made a huge difference in my life. I feel like I get the chance to actually make a change in the world. I’m given my own responsibilities and I take on my own projects. I get to turn my ideas into a life-changing reality for families in TJ.
— Natalie Feldman


  • 3 hours per week

  • August - June commitment

  • Meetings every 3 weeks

  • Consistent communication

  • Reliable teamwork

  • Dedication & passion for change