How Appearance Affects Kids in Foster Care

How Appearance Affects Kids in Foster Care

Oct 18 2018

The way we present ourselves to the world shapes the way the world presents itself to us. Time and time again, we’re policed by what society says we can wear, how much makeup is acceptable, how our hair should be tamed.

The way we present ourselves to the world reveals a lot about our cultural heritage, racial and ethnic identity, and socioeconomic class.  Read More

Meet Volunteer Advocate Chukwuma Ogidi

Meet Volunteer Advocate Chukwuma Ogidi

Oct 08 2018

Chukwuma Ogidi, or Chu for short, is one of seven boys. Born and raised here in Austin, his mother is from Chicago and his father is from Nigeria, where Chu still has a number of aunts, uncles and cousins. Chu defines family as "a gathering of people. Whoever is in the vicinity is honorary family; my community is my family too." Read More

Celebrating World Smile Day

Celebrating World Smile Day

Oct 07 2018

Happy World Smile Day! Our Child Advocacy Specialists are celebrating by sharing some of their most smile-worthy moments of volunteers advocacy for the children they serve. Read More

Diving into CASA’s Family Engagement Program

Diving into CASA’s Family Engagement Program

Oct 04 2018

Earlier this year we were privileged to witness the adoption of a 17-year-old girl, who had been in foster care for 4 years, by a relative. The CASA volunteer on the case shared that her one regret was not finding that family member sooner, and that she “will start with family engagement on every case from now on!” Read More

What We’re Into This September

What We’re Into This September

Sep 25 2018

Hello and welcome to our inaugural series of Things We’re Into, a monthly update on everything CASA staff is buzzing about! We’re here as Certified Professional Enthusiasts to kick off 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 with some chips and queso, it’s gonna be a doozy. Read More