Sep 07 2017
In traditional superhero comics, there are themes that recur, ideas or events we can count on in nearly every story. The world or city will be threatened by a larger-than-life villain. An innocent person will be in distress. A seemingly ordinary person will turn out to be a hero of incredible strength and honor. The battle will be close but, in the end, our hero will triumph. Following the struggle, our hero will impart some words of heroic wisdom and disappear into the obscurity of his mild-mannered alter ego.
In the same way, certain traditions have arisen through the 8 years of the CASA Superhero Run. Every year, thousands of people come out to run and meet their favorite heroes. Read More
Sep 06 2017
Happy National Read a Book Day!
Whether you’re a diligent reader or an aspiring bookworm, here are some tried and true titles about the child welfare system and surrounding topics recommended to you by members of our staff.
Melanie Babbitt, Senior Teen Advocacy Specialist, recommends To the End of June: The Intimate Life of American Foster Care by Chris Beam. This nonfiction piece discusses the trials and tribulations of being a foster parent, complete with personal experiences that put what is going on in the American foster care system into perspective. Read More
Aug 31 2017
It’s almost September, which means our annual CASA Superhero Run is just around the corner!
From Wonder Woman to Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, don’t stress about costume ideas with these easy DIYs for both kids and the whole team. Read More
Aug 24 2017
So I have been a superhero fundraiser for going on 9 years, and I only turned 10 years old this month! I have been supporting and raising money for CASA as long as I can remember, literally! This is a very important cause for my mom and me. She worked as a prosecutor on Child Protective Services cases and saw firsthand what the personal circumstances are for these kids on a day to day basis. A CASA volunteer helps hold their hand to the other side of this. I love helping to put those volunteers in place, because we all need someone to hold our hand even if we are heroes ourselves. Read More
Aug 22 2017
Like any child growing up, I had many dreams, such as going to college, becoming a movie director, marrying the person of my dreams and having a family. After meeting my partner, I realized one of those four things would not come true for me. I would never become a movie director. I never really had the right eye for directing anyway. However, all my other dreams, of being a mother, being a professional and being a wife, are still in my future.
I met my soul mate 3 years ago. My soul mate happens to be a woman. This was not part of the plan I had. Life changes. Love happens. I realize that my future family might look different and that’s okay. I also realize that this is not something I chose, but rather my heart chose for me. It was an adjustment not only for myself but for my family and friends. Read More
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