Meet Volunteer Advocate Dionn Schaffner

Meet Volunteer Advocate Dionn Schaffner

Feb 25 2019

CASA volunteer Dionn Shaffner is in the middle of her second "Year of Yes." After reading Shonda Rhimes' book by the same name, Dionn felt inspired to dedicate a year of her life to saying "yes" to each new opportunity. Read More

CASA Goes to the Movies (2019 Edition)

CASA Goes to the Movies (2019 Edition)

Feb 21 2019

With the Oscars approaching, we’ve taken a look at of some of the movies nominated for awards (and a few we wish were nominated) and how they’re relevant to the work we do at CASA. The films released over the past year are widely diverse, telling the stories of minorities and marginalized populations, and covering topics from drug addiction to systemic racism. Here are some of our staff-recommended films of the year. Read More

Introducing Board Chair Ashley Wright

Introducing Board Chair Ashley Wright

Feb 18 2019

On Saturday, February 2, Board Chair Ashley Wright faced a big hurdle. She was giving the primary speech at our 26th annual CASAblanca Gala, at which we were hoping to raise $1 million for the first time. The stakes were high, and the words she would say to that crowd had a lot riding on them.

But Ashley is used to taking big leaps of faith. During college Ashley was a pole vaulter at the University of Arkansas (Woo Pig Sooie!). So she’s been tackling hurdles like our million-dollar fundraising goal for years! Read More

Creating Normalcy Through Culture

Creating Normalcy Through Culture

Feb 13 2019

Imagine being removed from your home, your school, your friends and your family only to be put in a completely new environment. Imagine how scary that uncertainty must feel for kids who are in foster care, many who have had experiences just like this.

“It’s hard to imagine, as adults, being moved unwillingly from one culture to another,” says Alejandro Victoria, Teen Advocacy Program Manager.  Read More