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Continuing Education

Birth to Five: In-service Training
Tuesday, November 12th 6:00-8:30PM
COE Annex: 399 Encinal St, Santa Cruz

Online training available to learn how to prevent, recognize, and react responsibly to child sexual abuse.

An alternative way to fulfill your required Mandated Reporter Training

Thursday, October 24, 2019
6:00pm- 8:30pm
COE Annex: 399 Encinal St., Santa Cruz 95060

Monday, October 28, 2019
9:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Community Foundation Santa Cruz County | 7807 Soquel Drive, Aptos


Current Events

The Environmental Science Workshop is a unique program for students to engage in hands-on science concepts, while gaining an appreciation for how surplus materials can be kept out of the landfill and re-used in creative and exciting ways.

October 13, 2019
1:00-3:30pm
Santa Cruz Boardwalk Bowl
A Bowl-A-Thon to helps children thrive in their community.
Win Prizes and more

Capitola City Leadership Council is seeking for youth to be on the strategic plan core team.
Applicants must live within the Soquel Union Elementary School District, and have participated in at least one Capitola Recreation Program. Must be accompanied to meetings by an adult if under the age of 18.

Youth Homeless Response Team Fundraiser
Youth Homeless Response Team Fundraiser

October 15th
5:00-9:00pm
Cassidy's Pizza

20% of the funds raised dine-in/ carry-out will go towards the Youth Homeless Response Team.

Meet our new Administrative Assistant!

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.

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


Free Stuff

The Environmental Science Workshop is a unique program for students to engage in hands-on science concepts, while gaining an appreciation for how surplus materials can be kept out of the landfill and re-used in creative and exciting ways.

Trunk or Treat
Trunk or Treat

Otober 26th 5:00-8:00pm
5200 Soquel Ave, Santa Cruz, Sheriff's Office Headquarters

Join us for a free, fun-filled, spooktacular evening of trunk-or-treating!
Candy, games & prizes, food, maze, decorated trunks and much, much more!

Saturday October 12, 2019
11:00AM - 3:00PM
Agricultural History Project | 2601 E Lake Ave, Watsonville

Sunday October 13, 2019
6:00-9:00PM
757 Green Valley Road, Watsonville

Saturday October 26, 2019
11:00AM - 5:00PM
Monterey Museum of Art | 559 Pacific St, Monterey, CA

Saturday November 9, 2019
11:00AM - 3:00PM
Agricultural History Project | 2601 E Lake Ave, Watsonville

Saturday December 14, 2019
11:00AM - 3:00PM
Agricultural History Project | 2601 E Lake Ave, Watsonville

Free entrance to MOD for advocates & CASA children.
1855 41st Ave, Suite C-10, Capitola

886 Cannery Row, Monterey, CA 93940

425 Washington Street, Monterey


Announcements

Capitola City Leadership Council is seeking for youth to be on the strategic plan core team.
Applicants must live within the Soquel Union Elementary School District, and have participated in at least one Capitola Recreation Program. Must be accompanied to meetings by an adult if under the age of 18.

Download resiliency tools here!

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.

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.


 

 

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