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1 February 2019
For CASA volunteers
Glamour Gowns and Suit Up
Volunteer at Glamour Gowns and Suit Up as a volunteer and help provide free new dresses and suits for youth in foster care! Since 2001, the Glamour Gowns Suit Up event has provided more than 6,000 dresses, suits, shoes and accessories for thousands of kids in LA County’s child welfare system. 

We are looking for volunteers on Friday, March 22nd for set up , Saturday, March 23rd for the main event , and Sunday, March 24th for breakdown . Please register for your shift here !

The event will be held at the Los Angeles Convention Center at 1201 South Figueroa Street, West Hall, Los Angeles, CA 90015.

Please register youth to receive a dress or suit !

Volunteers must be at least 18 years old.
For questions, please email . or call Yara Gharib at 323-859-2888 ext 6324 for more information.
7th Annual Evening to Foster Dreams

Mark your calendars for our 7th Annual Evening to Foster Dreams, to be held onApril 24th, 2019 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel! In one night alone our entire system of supporters will come together to raise $1.2 million. By gifting an auction item, sponsoring a table, buying a ticket, or volunteering night-of, there are many ways that you can help us reach our goal.

Please consider reaching out to friends, colleagues, and business partners to ask for items for our exciting silent and live auction. Or you can experience the night for yourself by a securing a ticket, sponsorship, or volunteer position. Please contact Kelly Lozo at  or visit our  website  if you would like to be a part of this incredible night. 

Thank you for your support!

On the day of love and friendship, why not make a special gift in honor of your friends, family members and colleagues. For a donation amount of your choice (suggested minimum donation of $5/per card), we’ll send you these adorable Valentine’s Day cards, drawn by a CASA youth, so you can write a personal message and send them to your loved ones and colleagues to let them know that a donation was made in their honor. Clc to  here  to get your cards!
CASA Connections
Casual, positive get-togethers organized by CASAs, for CASAs

Los Feliz
Saturday, March 2, 7pm

Game Night & Pizza Social
CASA's home in Los Feliz

Where : RSVP for the address. Bring a drink to share, pizza will be provided. We’ll have a selection of board games on hand but feel free to bring your favorites!

RSVP : Space is limited to the first 15 people who reserve a spot. To RSVP and to receive the address please c lick here .

Organizers : For questions reach out to Nathan Fox, & Sandra Santos,

Want to host your own CASA Connection, reach out to Betsy Ann Mudd ( ). 
Upcoming In-Services

Thursday, February 28, 2019 at 12pm-1:30PM
Monterey Park office

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at 5pm-6:30PM
Antelope Valley office

Download in-service handouts! Go to our website and click on the " FOR ADVOCATES " tab! 
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

Urban Book Club
Children's Institute
Where : RSVP for address
Date : 2/16/2019
Time : 11-1

We're Reading : “Lucky Boy” by Shanthi Sekaran
For more info and to RSVP please contact:

Want to host a book club? Reach out to Betsy Ann Mudd at .
In a Beautiful Private Home in Altadena
Wednesday, February 27, 2019
5 – 10 PM
A unique event benefiting CASA of Los Angeles hosted by local chef, Carmen Richardson of Chef Carmen’s 3C’s, ONEHOPE Wine, along with an amazing group of artists who are combining efforts to give back to the children in our community .

To buy tickets click here.
CASA House Party
Casual, positive get-togethers organized for CASAs

Wednesday, February 27, 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 Glendale area.

To RSVP please contact Susan Shiells at .
For CASA youth
CASA/LA 2019 Idyllwild Arts Camp
If your CASA youth (age 14-18) is showing interest or talent in the arts? CASA/Idyllwild Arts Camp Scholarship is a great opportunity! Applications are due on February 25, 2019! Please email Eileen Sheiniuk for details: For the application please click here .

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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