A Picture on a Fridge, Una Foto en la Ofrenda

A Picture on a Fridge, Una Foto en la Ofrenda

Oct 31 2018

Having your picture on someone’s refrigerator may not seem crucial when you consider that the kids we serve are going through trauma and have a lot of needs to be met, but this concept resonated with me. It means something to have your photo up in someone’s home, especially in this day and age where we so rarely even bother to print photos when we have Instagram to share them on instead. Read More

What We’re Into This October

What We’re Into This October

Oct 24 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 boil some water, relax with a warm cup of tea, and read up on our latest musings! Read More

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