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April 2019
For CASA volunteers
7th Annual Evening to Foster Dreams
With a little less than a month to go, our annual gala is ready to be CASA/LA’s most significant fundraising event of the year! On April 24 th  CASA volunteers, staff, board members, donors, and community stakeholders will come together with a goal to raise  $1.2 million , nearly a quarter of our annual operating budget. Please consider reaching out to friends, colleagues, and business partners to ask for items for our exciting silent and live auctions. Or you can experience the night for yourself by securing tickets, sponsorship, or a volunteer position!
Please contact Kelly Lozo at  or visit our  website  if you would like to be a part of this incredible night!

***  Special CASA Volunteer Offer!  *** 
As our thank you for everything you do, we are raffling off  10 free gala tickets  to 10 lucky CASA Volunteers! If you are interested in being entered for this very special evening, please email Kelly Lozo at  by  Wednesday, April 10 th   with your first and last name. One ticket will be awarded per winner. Good luck!
Junior Achievement & CASA/LA Finance Park Budget Challenge

Casual, positive get-togethers organized by CASAs, for CASAs

6250 Forest Lawn Dr. Los Angeles, CA 90068

Please email to RSVP by Friday, April 5

We are seeking 80 CASA youth (ages 14-21) and their CASAs** to participate in this valuable financial literacy training!

Junior Achievement of Southern California (JA) is partnering with CASA/LA to provide one of their Financial Literacy & Work Force Readiness programs to a select group of CASA youth during the 2018-19 school year. In partnership with their CASAs, students will be introduced to the basics of budgeting, investing and saving. At JA Finance Park students have the rare opportunity to experience their personal financial futures first-hand. Here, students participate in an immersive simulation that enables them to develop skills to successfully navigate today’s complex economic environment and discover how decisions today can impact tomorrow.

Organizers : For questions and to RSVP please reach out to Yara Gharib

CASA House Party
Casual, positive get-togethers organized for CASAs

Thursday, April 11, 6-8pm

Come spend time with us and meet neighboring CASAs! Bring a friend or two to talk about what you do as a CASA. This event will be held in a CASA's home in the Pasadena area.

To RSVP please contact Susan Shiells at .
Upcoming In-Services

Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at 12pm-1pm
Monterey Park Office

Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at 12pm-2pm
Monterey Park Office

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at 12-2pm
Monterey Park Office

Schools: Discipline and Pushouts (Monterey Park)
*Webpage Coming Soon*
Wednesday, May 5, 2019 at 12-2pm
Monterey Park Office

Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at 12-2pm
Monterey Park Office

You're Invited to the CASA Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon

In a months’ time, we will be gathering to recognize YOU and your commitment to your CASA youth and your contributions to CASA of Los Angeles! 

ETO Corner

Need help with ETO?
Refer to the updated Advocate Handbook or join us for weekly walk-in ETO clinics Tuesdays 12pm-2pm in our Monterey Park office!

For ETO assistance, please contact
Josh Saxelby-Valle - 323.859.2888 x.6354

Jessica Vallejo - 323.859.288 8 x.6396.
CASA Book Clubs
Organized by CASAs, for CASAs

San Gabriel Valley Book Club
Where : RSVP for address
Date : 5/09/2019
Time : 7pm

We're Reading : "Sing, Unburied, Sing" by Jesmyn Ward

For more info and to RSVP please contact:

Coast Book Club
Where : RSVP for address
Date : 5/14/2019
Time : 1:30pm

We're Reading : “The Hate You Give” by Angela Thomas
For more info and to RSVP please contact:

Want to host a book club? Reach out to Betsy Ann Mudd at .
For CASA youth
United Friends College Readiness Program
United Friends of the Children has limited spots available for their College Readiness Program (CRP) to help foster youth become competitive applicants for four-year colleges and universities. Enrichment focused: individual college counseling, tutoring, workshops, college tours, special events, and summer programs. F or an application and detailed information please click here .

Fostering Hope LA
Fostering Hope LA provides job readiness training and Christian mentorship to transitional aged youth. 8-week sessions, start on February 2019 on Monday and Wednesday evenings from 5:30PM to 8:00PM. Participants will hear stories from former foster youth about their successes, speak with business owners, life coaches, and educational advocates, and be paired with a mentor. For more information, please click here .

WE LIFT LA empowers TAY youth and young adults out of the foster care system by providing life skills services, consistent support, workshops, and counseling to make the shift from foster care to independence less challenging and more successful. The organization offers housing, life skills development, and job readiness and vocational training. Click here for more info.
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