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Continuing Education

"Making Proud Choices! Implementing Community-Based Sexual Health Education for Foster Youth"

Sunday September 15, 2019
1:00 - 6:00 PM
Cabrillo College, Cafeteria, Room 901


Current Events

Information regarding parking at the CASA house, please read.

Contact Erika Anderson at Erika.anderson@santacruzcounty.us or call (831) 454-7229 to schedule your tour.

STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math) in the library will be for ages 8-12.

Participants will learn about and make (electronic) creations from little bits kits with the help of staff from the Environmental Science workshop.

Special offer for CASA advocates at Glow Candle Lounge

Wednesdays, 3:00 p.m.
Watsonville Main Library Storytime Room


Free Stuff

Free entrance to MOD for advocates & CASA children.


Announcements

On August 13, 2019, the Hon. Ariadne Symons swore in 18 community members as Court Appointed Special Advocates for children in foster care. This was upon their completion of the CASA 35-hour training program.

Please help us find the best fit for this very important position at CASA!

CASA is seeking an individual to fill the the position of Administrative Assistant. The deadline to apply is August 19th, but interviews may begin as soon as we receive qualified applicants. For full job description and information on how to apply, please click the link.

Meet our new Advocate Supervisor and Early Childhood Specialist, Roxy Greenspan!

Congratulations to our newest class of Court Appointed Special Advocates sworn in this week by Judge Connolly.

Shockingly in our country, nearly ¼ of all child abuse victims are under the age of one.  And in Santa Cruz, nearly 40% of the children who were found to be victims of abuse were under the age of two. Knowing that raising healthy children starts at day one and hearing these statistics, how can we not be moved to act? Read the full article.

CASA of Santa Cruz County is proud to announce that Lynda Leigh, a long-time CASA volunteer Advocate has won the Cesar E. Chavez Award in the Adult Role Model category. The awards ceremony was held on March 28, 6:00 PM in the City of Watsonville Community Room

CASA of Santa Cruz County recently welcomed new members to their Board of Directors, Linda Bixby, Matt Gianelli, Chris Sheehy, and Andrea Willy. The new members join a very committed and active Board led by Nancy Gordon, President; Chris Sheehy, Vice President; Phuong Mayer, Treasurer; and Sesario Escoto, Secretary.

Thank you to everyone who joined us at the "For the Love of Children Luncheon" last week. And thank you so much to our sponsors: Bontadelli Farms, John Lehr, Janis Ost, Diane and Doug Deaver, Esther Sylvan, Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, Bay Federal Credit Union, Plantronics Inc., Kaiser Permanente, ADR Services. We are stronger with your support!

"I am struck by the fact that CASA is an integral part of the system or “family” that is raising the dependent children of Santa Cruz. "
Read the full article.

CASA of Santa Cruz County lost an important member of our CASA family on November 19, 2018. During his more than 15 years as a dedicated CASA Advocate, Dave Bartlett supported and mentored nine children and youth; and in 2003 was chosen from thousands of Advocates nationwide as National Child Advocate of the Year by the National CASA Association. Read more...


 

 

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