Nov 21 2013
By Callie Langford, Originally published in TODO Austin Magazine
Elvira Roque has 2 young children, a son and daughter, and loves spending time with them at local parks and museums. Elvira is currently a law student at St. Mary’s University in San Antonio. She originally moved to Austin from Dallas to attend the University of Texas where she received her undergraduate degree in government.
Between raising young kids and law school, her life is pretty busy but she still finds time to volunteer with CASA of Travis County and teach Sunday School at her church. Elvira has been volunteering with CASA since 2009 and has advocated for 7 children in that time.
She originally learned about CASA while she was working at the Four Seasons where CASA hosted the annual CASAblanca Gala. She shares that her years of volunteering have made her a better parent to her own children, teaching her patience and helping her better appreciate her own life.
“What has given me the most satisfaction is knowing that I am needed. There are many children in the foster care system that speak Spanish. A Spanish-speaking CASA volunteer is usually the only person who is able to speak to the child in their native language. Sometimes being able to speak comfortably with someone in your own language without having to think about how to translate what you're thinking or feeling can make a world of difference,” says Elvira.
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