Happy New Year CASAs! Welcome to MUUT our new resource forum.
Have you ever felt overwhelmed with your case? Need to find the right resource for your youth and not know where to begin? Do you ever wonder if other CASAs have had similar experiences and advice to give? Well you're in luck, we have created a resource forum for CASA volunteers to address these needs and more.

The CASA resource forum, MUUT, is an excellent way for you to connect with your fellow CASAs online! It’s a convenient way to ask questions, find/post resources and engage with your fellow CASAs. Please follow these instructions to sign-up for the forum and start posting!  Please make sure you sign up with your advocate email and your user name as “first initial last name” (ex: JSmith) so we know you are a CASA!

Hathaway-Sycamores Tour (FULL)
When: Friday, January 10 at 10am-12pm
Where: Hathaway Sycamores, Altadena, CA
Continuing Education Credits: 2 hours

Gangs: myths, reality, and the best way to advocate for youth
When: Friday, January 24 at 12-2pm
Where: CASA Office, Monterey Park & Online via Zoom
Continuing Education Credits: 2 hours
Note: Indicate if you wish to attend in-person/online in the "Comments" box

To RSVP for CASA In-Services, c lick here .
To download recent In-Service handouts, click here .

San Fernando Valley Book Club
Where: CASA's home in Studio City
When: Tuesday, January 14 at 7pm
We're Reading: "No Visible Bruises: What We Don't know About Domestic Violence Can Kill Us" by Rachel Louise Snyder
RSVP: contact Renne Bilson at  rjbilson@aol.com

C oastline Book Group
Where: CASA's home in Pacific Palisades
When: Tuesday, January 21 at 1:30pm
We're Reading : "No Visible Bruises: What We Don't know About Domestic Violence Can Kill Us" by Rachel Louise Snyder
RSVP : contact Eileen Sheinuk at eileenbs@aol.com

Want to host a book club?
Contact Betsy Ann Mudd at bmudd@casala.org .
Social get-togethers organized by CASAs and for CASAs

Connection in the Canyon
Where: CASA's home in Topanga Canyon
When: Saturday, January 18 at 11:30-1:30pm
RSVP : contact Anne Radow at radowa@ymail.com

Palos Verdes Connection
Where: CASA's home in Palos Verdes
When: Saturday, March 28 at 2-4pm
RSVP : contact Kees Steeneken at KSteeneken@advocatecasala.org

Want to host a CASA Connection?
Contact Betsy Ann Mudd at bmudd@casala.org .
You're Invited to the Quarterly Volunteer Forum
At CASA of Los Angeles we are all about transparency and connection. That's why we would like to invite you to our quarterly volunteer forum.

Please join us to learn about recent updates at CASA, reflect on 2019 and discuss goals for the year ahead. The quarterly volunteer forum provides you with a platform to share your thoughts and feedback on your volunteer experience. It's also a great opportunity to have a dialogue directly with CASA CEO Wende Julien and other staff members on topics that truly matter to you.

Friday, January 31, 2020
9:30-11:30 AM
Agua Dulce Library (33792 Crown Valley Rd, Acton, CA 93510)
Stick to Your New Year’s Resolution with the LA Big 5K!  
Did you resolve to get active in 2020? Did you promise to give back to your community? You can do both by   joining our LA Big 5K team ! A fun and challenging loop through Elysian Park with scenic views of Downtown Los Angeles, the LA Big 5K is an essential part of LA Marathon weekend. By joining our team you commit to fundraising at least $350 for CASA/LA, ensuring that every step you take helps us provide more of the children on our wait list with a CASA volunteer.
Remember to use our code  CASA5K20  when registering to waive the $40 registration fee!
Please contact Kelly with any questions at klozo@casala.org or (323) 859-2888 x6353.
For CASA Youth
2020 Idyllwild Arts Camp Scholarship Available

If you are working with a youth age 13-18 (as of summer 2020) who shows interest and talent in painting, drawing, theater, music, writing, etc, please click the link below which includes the CASA/LA application and explains how to access the Idyllwild online summer 2020 catalogue for teens. Idyllwild Arts Camp is in the mountains above Palm Springs. A 2-week scholarship is worth more than $3,100.
Applications are due on February 21, 2020.

Questions? Contact Eileen Sheiniuk at esheiniuk@advocatecasala.org .
Need help with ETO?
Refer to the updated Advocate Handbook or contact Josh Saxelby-Valle at jsaxelby-valle@casala.org or 323.859.2888 x.6354
“How can I be useful, of what service can I be?
There is something inside me, what can it be?”
―  Vincent van Gogh
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