A Lesson from Martin Luther King Jr.

A Lesson from Martin Luther King Jr.

Jan 15 2018

Martin Luther King, Jr.’s impact on philanthropy and social justice will be everlasting. His candor and presence were enough to inspire the country and enact change in a society that was steadfast in it’s prejudice. On the anniversary of his birthday, we’d like to revisit some of MLK Jr.’s most powerful words and use them as guidance in the upcoming year:

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” Read More

A Voice that Trembles is Better than No Voice at All

A Voice that Trembles is Better than No Voice at All

Jan 10 2018

At CASA of Travis County, we speak up for children who’ve been abused or neglected. This means that one of the main requirements of a CASA volunteer is to occasionally speak to a judge in front of a courtroom full of people. While it’s imperative that CASA volunteers use their voice to speak up for children – the act of public speaking can be a fear for many. One of the reasons those interested in becoming a CASA volunteer are hesitant to apply is due to their fear of public speaking. Read More

Meet Volunteer Advocate Brendan Goodrich

Meet Volunteer Advocate Brendan Goodrich

Jan 05 2018

Brendan Goodrich knew that his grandmother was a CASA volunteer, but it wasn’t until he volunteered with CASA himself that he truly understood the depth of her role in children’s lives. Brendan remembers attending her funeral as a child more than ten years ago. “People had sent in letters about how she’d been a great support to them,” says Brendan. “It was something I always had in the back of my mind, this cool thing my grandmother had done.”  Read More

Creating Normalcy and Joy for Children during the Holiday Season

Creating Normalcy and Joy for Children during the Holiday Season

Dec 19 2017

It’s that time of year: the tree is trimmed and the gingerbread houses have been constructed. The holiday season is officially upon us, and with the mid-60 degree temperatures (thanks, central Texas!) come a wave traditions and memories. Read More

Meet Volunteer Advocate Sarvesh Rajasekaran

Meet Volunteer Advocate Sarvesh Rajasekaran

Dec 13 2017

Sarvesh moved to Austin two and a half years ago for the live music scene, but what he didn't expect to get was a new worldview.

Sarvesh grew up in St. Louis and went to school at The University of Michigan for computer engineering before packing his bags and making the trek to Texas. Read More