MARCH 2020
Meet our new Outreach and Recruitment Manager Angela Daughtry!
Angela Daughtry loves CASA! So much so, this former Senior Program Coordinator in the AV office, returned to us to fulfill the role of Manager of Outreach and Recruitment. Angela was born in Los Angeles and obtained both her Bachelor and Master’s degrees from Eastern Michigan University. Professionally, Angela has over 10 years of experience with Child Welfare and Advocacy. In addition to her work with CASA of Los Angeles, she was the Lead Advocacy Coordinator for Savannah Chatham CASA and the VP of the Board of Directors for Savannah Working Against Human Trafficking before she focused her work on juvenile probation for Chatham County, GA. Angela’s passion for working with youth and diverse professional journey has given her fresh enthusiasm for promoting the mission of CASA! Angela’s personal goals include visiting all of the U. S. Capital Buildings and to grow her photography business, Enkindle Project.

Make sure to stop by and say hi to her next time you are in the office!

CBD + Cannabis
When: Wednesday, March 4 at 12-2 PM
Where: CASA office, Monterey Park & online via Zoom
Continuing Education Credits: 2 hours

Educational Advocacy for Crossover Youth
When: Friday, March 20 at 12-2 PM
Where: CASA office, Monterey Park & online via Zoom
Continuing Education Credits: 2 hours

ILP: Independent Living Program
When: Thursday, March 26 at 12-2 PM
Where: CASA office, Monterey Park & online via Zoom
Continuing Education Credits: 2 hours

Grief: How to Support a Child
When: Thursday, April 9 at 12-2 PM
Where: CASA office, Monterey Park & online via Zoom
Continuing Education Credits: 2 hours

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, March 3 at 7 PM
We're Reading : “Another Place at the Table” by Kathy Harrison
RSVP : contact Renne Bilson at

Coastline Book Group
Where : CASA's home in Santa Monica
When : Thursday, March 12 at 1:30-3 PM
We're Reading : "An American Mariage" by Tayari Jones
RSVP : contact Gina Pressman-Elardo @

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

Where : Skull Rock Loop in Topanga State Park 
When : Sunday, March 22 at 8am
RSVP : contact Emily Scrimshaw at

Palos Verdes Connection
Where : CASA's home in Palos Verdes
When : Saturday, March 28 at 2-4 PM
RSVP : contact Kees Steeneken at

Want to host a CASA Connection?
Contact Betsy Ann Mudd at .
CASAs invited to Dr. Phil Taping!

The Dr. Phil Show has graciously invited CASA volunteers to see a taping of their show live at the Paramount Studios in Hollywood.

Wednesday, March 18 | 8:30 AM-1:30 PM

RSVP to the Dr. Phil show by following this link .
Join us at our  8th Annual Evening to Foster Dreams  Gala!

You don't want to miss this impactful and amazing night! You can help us reach our fundraising goal of $1.3 million and enjoy the evening in a diverse number of ways: by sponsoring a table, buying a ticket, gifting an auction item,  or volunteering night-of . Please also consider reaching  out to friends, colleagues, and business partners for sponsorships or items for the auction.Thank you for your support!

Visit our website for more info on the gala.
For more information, please contact Marie Carpenter at .
To make an auction donation, please contact Kelly Lozo at
Win a Free Ticket to our  8th Annual Evening to Foster Dreams !
To kick off our 8th Annual Evening to Foster Dreams gala we are hosting a drawing to give 10 free gala tickets to 10 lucky CASA volunteers! If you are interested in being entered to win a seat at this impactful event, please email Kelly Lozo at by Friday, March 20th with your first and last name. One ticket will be awarded per winner. Good luck! 
Thank You to Some Amazing CASAs!
We want to give a special shout out to Sharon Sonnett and Terry Ross for including CASA/LA in Fancy Feet Dance Studio 's Our Gift of Light recital. It was an inspiring day of dance and community, and raised a significant amount of funding for our programming!  

We are also incredibly grateful for all those who will be running for CASA/LA at the LA Big 5K on Saturday, March 7th. Please consider donating to one of our many CASA volunteers' and supporters' fundraising pages as they put their feet to the pavement for the most vulnerable children in LA County!
For CASA Youth
Glamour Gowns ​and Suit Up
Saturday, March 28, 2020 at the LA Convention Center. 
Youth in LA County's foster care system can receive a new, customized dress or suit and accessories for no cost at this impactful event! Open to all youth age 15+ who are or have been in foster care in Los Angeles County, Glamour Gowns and Suit Up welcomes youth to register for a dress or suit regardless of their sex or gender. This event is not open to the public and you must register ahead of time. Please make your reservations by  Friday, March 20, 2020  at
We are also still in need of volunteers to assist in a variety of ways, particularly men to help out in the boys area and tailors to do minor alterations and hemming. To learn more about our current volunteer opportunities, please visit our website at .
For all other questions, please email or call Kelly at (323) 859-2888 x6353.
Youth Writing Contest _ The Chronicle for Social Change

Writing contest specifically for youth ages 18-26 with experience in the foster care or juvenile justice systems, located anywhere in the United States. Winners will have the opportunity to have their essays published in The Chronicle of Social Change as well as our print magazine, Fostering Families Today. The grand prize winner will receive $250 cash, one runner up will get $100 cash, and 3 finalists will each receive a $50 gift card. For more info click here . Deadline March 24.
Camp Bob Waldorf

Registration is now open for Camp Bob Waldorf . CBW is a non-denominational residential camp located in Verdugo Hills serving youth in grades 3-9. Camp Bob Waldorf fosters growth and development in a fun, safe, and nurturing environment.
Child Welfare Update
Reports from the Office of Child Protection (OCP)
  • The OCP recently filed a report to the Board of Supervisors on their investigation of the death of Andrew M. in September 2019. Click here to read the report.

  • DCFS response to the OCP board motion responding to the immediate need to support LGBTQ+ Youth. Click here to read the response.
Need help with ETO?
Refer to the updated Advocate Handbook or contact Josh Saxelby-Valle at or 323.859.2888 x.6354
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but to one person you may be the world.” 
― Dr. Seuss
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