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Continuing Education

Thursday June 27, 2019
4:30-6:00 PM
United Way of Santa Cruz County | 4450 Capitola Rd #106, Capitola

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Monday June 24, 2019
12:00-1:00 PM

Current Events

We invite you to join a special one-day event for CASA youth to learn surfing & yoga

Saturday, July 20, 2019
Santa Cruz

Barn Days!
Join us for some horsin' around! Pony rides, petting, crafts and games!
Friday June 28th

To RSVP by 6/26: Call 831-335-2347

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

Dear advocates, CASA has been offered 4 scholarships for any youth ages 11-16 interested in enrolling in the Junior Beginning Dinghy Sailing Class with the UCSC Community Boating Center.

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

If you are interested in one of these Tinker Crate sets, please stop by the CASA house to pick one of your choice.

Free entrance to MOD for advocates & CASA children.


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...

Denise brings her years of experience as a teacher as well as all she has learned as a parent of a child with special needs. When she met Jose*, her current CASA child, she learned that he didn’t speak. He was four years old and clearly impacted by trauma. She knew that he understood language and was smart, and while the rest of his team of caregivers and social workers didn’t think he could attend preschool, she knew that with the right support, he would do well. Click to read more.

CASA's greatest need is for more bilingual volunteers to serve children and youth in foster care. Advocate Supervisor, Lucia de la Torre spoke with Univision KSMS for this segment on Despierta Monterey. Please help us find more caring adults who are ready to make a difference for a child in foster care.
View the segment here:

CASA of Santa Cruz County is pleased to announce the appointment of Lynne Petrovic as its new Executive Director effective August 6, 2018. Click for full article



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