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March 2019
For CASA volunteers
Glamour Gowns and Suit Up

Volunteer at Glamour Gowns and Suit Up to 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, Saturday, March 23rd, and Sunday, March 24th. Volunteers must be at least 18 years old.

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

You can register youth (age 15+) to receive a dress or suit and register for your volunteer shift all by clicking here !

For questions, please email . or call Yara Gharib at 323-859-2888 ext 6324 for more information.
7th Annual Evening to Foster Dreams

On  April 24 th , 2019  our entire system of supporters will come together at the Beverly Hilton to raise $1.2 million. You can help us reach our fundraising goal in a diverse number of ways: by  gifting an auction item,  sponsoring a table, buying a ticket, or volunteering night-of. 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.  Thank you for your support!

Please contact Kelly Lozo at  or visit our  website  if you would like to be a part of this incredible night. 
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

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! First 15 people to RSVP here will enjoy a fun night of games and pizza!

Organizers : Questions? Reach out to Nathan Fox, & Sandra Santos,

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

Monday, March 4, 2019 at 8am-4pm
East Los Angeles Service Center

Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at 8am-4pm
Junior Achievement in Burbank

Tuesday, March 26, 2019 at 12-2pm
Monterey Park Office

Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at 12-1:30pm
Monterey Park Office

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

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 : 3/09/2019
Time : 1:00- 3pm

We're Reading : “Unsheltered” by Barbara Kidngsolver
For more info and to RSVP please contact:

Coast Book Club
Where : RSVP for address
Date : 3/20/2019
Time : 1:30pm

We're Reading : “The Leavers” by Julie Engleman
For more info and to RSVP please contact:

Want to host a book club? Reach out to Betsy Ann Mudd at .
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 .
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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