Meet Volunteer Advocate Susy Soltero

Meet Volunteer Advocate Susy Soltero

Mar 24 2016

"Doing this, I've learned to listen more to the children. I've learned to understand them better and I've learned to appreciate them more," said Susy Soltero, a Compliance Officer for the Travis County Tax Office, a mother of two and a grandmother of two. "They are so intelligent and it doesn't matter how old they are. They ask questions that you don't even realize they can ask."  Read More

Building Permanency for Kids: Safety, consistency, normalcy and more

Building Permanency for Kids: Safety, consistency, normalcy and more

Mar 15 2016

From time to time, it is important for organizations to look at the terminology that they use and to ensure that the words we say reflect who we are and what we want to achieve. As we are in the midst of Settlement Week this week, it seemed an apt time for us to focus on the idea of "permanency." Read More

What music means to CASA kids

What music means to CASA kids

Mar 07 2016

With SXSW and Amplify Austin rapidly approaching, it feels like everyone in our city has music on the brain. At CASA of Travis County, we've been thinking about what music means to some of the children we serve.

For one girl in our care, music means community and stability. She was proud to play the trumpet in her school band and, through practices, playing at games and band camps, she built a solid circle of support.  Read More

The Court Calls a CASA! A Tribute to Dr. Seuss

The Court Calls a CASA! A Tribute to Dr. Seuss

Mar 02 2016

In the county of Travoodle,
In the Lone Springle State,
Where the hippies were dippy,
And the music played late. Read More

Donating Your Influence During Amplify Austin

Donating Your Influence During Amplify Austin

Feb 25 2016

One of the most important concepts in creating a movement of donors and volunteers to work for the best possible outcome for children is that of social proof, the idea that seeing a person you trust perform an action lends credence and makes it easier for you to do the same. Knowing that a friend supports CASA, as a volunteer or a donor or just as a person who cares about kids, makes it easier to take the leap to getting involved. The act of providing social proof is another way that supporters donate. It's a donation of influence. Read More