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Continuing Education

Thursday, May 25, 6:00-8:00 p.m. at United Way
Karen Mallory, an experienced immigration attorney in Watsonville and a member of the Immigration Project, will discuss ICE procedures, and address the fears of our local families

June 6, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
at United Way, Capitola

May 31, 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Hosted by California CASA

June 14, 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Hosted by California CASA

You can attend this play for 2 hours of continuing education!


Current Events

The first Tuesday of each month, the Arboretum is open without charge to visitors. The UC Santa Cruz Arboretum is open from 9:00 to 5:00, except July 4, November 24, December 25-26 & 30-31, and January 1-6.

Every Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday between the months of June and August they will be showing a FREE movie at 10:00am.

Sunday, June 4, 2017
9:45 a.m. Meet at Bookshop Santa Cruz

1 ticket available.

The YouthSERVE Summer Internship places youth (grades 8-12th) with local nonprofits for 6 weeks where they will have the chance to gain work experience, build skills, earn community service hours and help the community!

Serious Gaming Competition, For Teens in 5th - 12th grades.

Please take a few moments now to enter your contact information and reach out to your Senators, asking them to sign on to the letter in support of $12 million in federal funding to serve America's most vulnerable children.

Available for child between the ages of 5 and 12 who would love to come to camp. These opportunities are no cost to CASA or our children -- they are completely underwritten by the Live Like Coco Foundation . Contact Yvette with any questions or to register: 831-566-0768.

Cabrillo College is collaborating with the Air Force Associaion's CyberPatriot Program this summer to offer a free 1-week CyberCamp to students entering 9-12th grade this fall.

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Registration is open through June 15 for anyone interested in attending.


Info and Insights for Advocates

Can a child be placed with a parent or relative who is not a legal resident of the U.S.? Whose responsibility is it to assess the immigration needs of the youth? Does the granting of SIJS mean the youth is safe from deportation?
These questions and many more are answered in the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document, “Immigration Issues and CASA Advocacy in California" released by California Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) for Children.

Attention Advocates, CASA has aquarium tickets for this 2017 year. If you are interested in getting some for yourself and your CASA child or youth, you can stop by the office or contact Ana – Program Assistant at 831-761-2956 or email: Ana@casaofsantacruz.org.

May Is National Foster Care Month. It's a time to recognize that we each can play a part in enhancing the lives of children and youth in foster care. Here are 25 ways you can help.

Dear Advocates,
As part of being an active advocate, you are required to submit all updated auto insurance info, as well as drivers licence in order to be able to transport your CASA child. Per National CASA Standards, copies of your current auto insurance and driver's license are necessary for you to be able to transport your child/youth. If this information is not provided to CASA, you must not transport your child/youth in your vehicle.

Make creations that buzz, light up and move! Wednesdays at 3:00pm in the Main Library Children's Room.

Free movies at the Watsonville Public Library every Friday afternoon 3-5pm.

Helpful Information
Helpful Information

REMEMBER: There is lots of helpful information available on the Helpful Information page. These are short informational documents on important topics that could help you understand specific situations when they come up.

CASA has swimming lessons for our children and youth AND individual memberships for our youth.

Free Classes are for persons 16-21 years of age during 2017.

Imagine Sponsors