What are CASA Volunteers Financially Responsible for?

What are CASA Volunteers Financially Responsible for?

Dec 27 2018

While embarking on the noble journey to become a CASA volunteer, there are often some questions that come up along the way. One of the most common concerns we get from potential volunteers relates to how much our volunteers are financially responsible for during their advocacy at CASA. Never fear–we at CASA are here to help explain what you do and don’t need to pay for (spoiler alert: not much)! Read More

Meet Volunteer Advocates Jennifer Deegan and Zach Richards

Meet Volunteer Advocates Jennifer Deegan and Zach Richards

Dec 20 2018

Like most couples after 18 years of marriage, Jennifer Deegan and Zach Richards seem to know everything about each other, including their differences. What makes Jennifer and Zach's relationship special is how they decided to use these differences for the very important things they have in common: their six-year-old son, Oliver, and more recently, their work as CASA volunteers. Read More

Lyft Boosts Up Families in Need

Lyft Boosts Up Families in Need

Dec 13 2018

“This program has helped me and my children in so many ways. It’s been so hard not having a vehicle to get us to our appointments, school, therapy, CPS court… [the] Lyft program has made our [lives] so much easier.”

In early 2018, the ridesharing company Lyft approached CASA about a potential collaboration. They had already sent employees to volunteer at our CASA Superhero Run and provided safe ride discounts to our CASAblanca Gala guests. Now they came to the table asking how their specific services could have the greatest impact for CASA and our clients.  Read More

What We’re Into This Holiday Season

What We’re Into This Holiday Season

Dec 10 2018

Welcome back to our monthly series of Things We’re Into, an update on everything CASA staff is buzzing about! We’re here as Certified Professional Enthusiasts to kick of the series with some ~super~ recommendations on movies, articles, and everything else in recent memory that pertains to our advocacy at CASA.

So sit back and bask under the light of your christmas tree/cactus and read up on our recs!   Read More

Meet Volunteer Advocate Paulina Artieda

Meet Volunteer Advocate Paulina Artieda

Nov 15 2018

Born in Ecuador and raised in Austin, CASA volunteer Paulina Artieda has always been passionate about upholding the value of diversity in her community, her career, and in her volunteer role. Most recently, Paulina has become a founding board member of The New Philanthropists, an organization focused on diversifying nonprofit boards with leaders of color. 

Paulina's journey to understanding the importance of preserving culture began at an early age after immigrating to the US. "I was 5 years old when I moved. I only knew how to say 'hi.'"  Read More