Meet Volunteer Advocate April Michaud

Meet Volunteer Advocate April Michaud

Sep 23 2013

By Callie Langford, Originally published in TODO Austin Magazine

April Michaud is focused on education. While she originally moved from Fort Worth to Austin to attend the University of Texas, she is now getting her second Master’s degree and working towards her Doctorate in Educational Administration at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor. When not educating herself, she is teaching others at the University of Texas-University Charter School and plans on pursuing a career in Educational Leadership.

April likes to spend her free time working out and shopping, though she also spends that time writing articles on education and working on her dissertation. Read more< Read More

Rogue Running and a superpower comparison

Rogue Running and a superpower comparison

Sep 12 2013

By Callie Langford

Rogue Running is a pretty big superhero for kids in the greater Austin community. For the past 4 years as they have served as the official running sponsor for the CASA Superhero Run, supporting our annual event that raises crucial funds and awareness to help children who’ve been abused or neglected. But their superhero qualities don’t just stem from their support for this event.

You may not know that there is a superhero named Rogue. She comes from the Marvel Comics universe and is most commonly known as a member of the X-Men team of mutant superheroes. She is most easily recognized by the iconic white streaks in her otherwise dark hair and was played by Anna Paquin in the most recent X-Men movies. Read more< Read More

New advocates share their motivations to volunteer

New advocates share their motivations to volunteer

Sep 11 2013

By Callie Langford

“I know you’re very busy - you’re professionals - you have a lot to do and you’re here tonight because you have a heart for kids and a heart for our community,” shared Judge Darlene Byrne on Tuesday night at our Swearing-In Ceremony.

The 39 volunteers being sworn-in proved her right, sharing about their busy lives and careers throughout the evening. We had a number of engineers, computer programmers, social workers, lawyers and nonprofit employees officially become CASA volunteers. We also had many people with large families, including John and Hollie Garza who were sworn-in together as a couple. They brought their young son to the ceremony and have another child on the way. Read more< Read More