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May 2019
For CASA volunteers
7th Annual Evening to Foster Dreams
A tremendous thank you to everyone who made our 7 th Annual Evening to Foster Dreams such an incredible success! Sponsors, volunteers, auction item donors, and attendees came together to raise over $1 million to date! This will be enough to fund almost four months of our programming and operation alone! We are infinitely grateful to everyone who helped us reach our goal – we hope you had as much fun doing so as we did. Pictures from the gala coming soon!

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

Urban Book Club
Where : Children’s Institute
Date : 5/11/2019
Time : 11am-1pm

We're Reading : "Barking to the Choir: The Power of Radical Kinship" by Gregory Boyle (Founder of Homeboy Industries)
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 .

West Valley Book Club
Where : CASA’s home in Encino
Date : 6/10/2019
Time : 7-9pm
We're Reading : "Educated" by Tara Westover
For more info and to RSVP please contact Xaris Bloxham @
Upcoming In-Services

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

School Discipline and Pushouts (Monterey Park)
Wednesday, May 8, 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

This Friday, we will be gathering to recognize YOU and your commitment to your CASA youth and your contributions to CASA of Los Angeles! 

Please RSVP by end of day 3/1/2019:
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.
For CASA youth
Journey House
Journey House is a non-profit that helps former foster youth make a successful transition into self-sufficiency while completing their education and job training. This includes financial assistance for former foster youth while they are in school or vocational training, including funding for tuition, fees, and textbooks. Housing assistance for former foster youth while they are in school or vocational training. Counseling and mentorship are included to encourage former foster and probation youth to establish the self-discipline they need to stay in school and create an independent life. There's also a new initiative underway to support foster youth in becoming politically active. Foster youth have been engaged with legislators and have successfully passed Four bills. This includes the Chassee bill that extends funding for former foster youth to 26 years old. For more information please reach out to Jessie (political action) and George (services) 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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