Monthly Buzz
News, Events, and Latest Updates
1 September 2018
For CASA volunteers

W+A Tickets Go On Sale
Our annual Wine+Art event will take place on November 3rd in DTLA (venue to be announced soon!). Tickets go on sale on September 3rd and are $50 per person. Tickets include wine tasting, small bites, and access to viewings and bidding on over 130 pieces of original art donated by local artists to support CASA/LA. You can purchase your tickets by visiting our website here .

Special Wine+Art Ticket Offer for CASAs
If you are a CASA volunteer, we are pleased to offer you a BOGO special (2 tickets for the price of 1) with a maximum purchase of 2 BOGO tickets = 4 tickets. Please contact Simone Sterling at 323-859-2888 x6353 or by October 3rd to purchase your tickets or for more information.

11th Annual Justice Jog Run/Walk - SEPT. 23rd!
In less than a MONTH, the Greater Los Angeles Association of Legal Administrators will host their 11th Annual Justice Jog 5K/10K Run/Walk with all proceeds benefiting CASA of Los Angeles. Please sign up to support CASA/LA by running or walking on the morning of September 23rd, 2018 in Century City. Sign up here .

Would your company want to become a Sponsor, form a team or be an Expo exhibitor? Check out the event details here and options to sponsor here .
Are you a CASA volunteer who would like to run/walk on the CASA Advocate team? You can join the team here !

5K Individual Registration/$40
10K Individual Registration/$50
Individual and Team Registration or to make a donation, please visit the Justice Jog website here .

Support at Events!
Have you been looking for other ways to volunteer with CASA? We could use your support at events! Please contact Camrin Christensen at if you might be interested in helping CASA spread the word about our volunteer opportunities!

Century City Chamber Casino Night
Thank you to The Century City Chamber's AOTA Committee for generously donating a percentage of their proceeds to CASA/LA from their Casino night which will be held on Thursday, September 6. 2018 from 5:30PM-10:00PM. If you would like to attend this event or to learn more, click here .

VintageVibe Festival
CASA of Los Angeles is so grateful to be the chosen charity partner of the VintageVibe Festival 2018! Join us and vibe out with diverse music offerings on Saturday, September 15th at Santa Anita Park! This is a great opportunity to invite our friends and family because not only will you have a great time, but you will also be supporting CASA/LA and the children/youth we advocate for! You can now purchase tickets for children ages 6-17 for $5 each. All proceeds from these ticket sales will go directly to CASA of Los Angeles. Feel the vibe here !

New Information Session Webinar
CASA has some exciting updates to our volunteer recruitment process! While in the past we have offered many in-person information sessions for people interested in applying, this month we debuted a new online option! The new information session webinar allows people to learn more about the CASA volunteer role and hear from current volunteers at their leisure. No need to wait to start the application process! If you would like to view the new webinar or share with friends/family/neighbors/colleagues who might be interested, please go here . You will see that we are still holding in-person sessions as well! Please register and indicate that you are a current CASA volunteer (though ETO will help us recognize you!).

The second exciting update is that our application can now be submitted directly via our website here .
Upcoming In-Services

You can download handouts from the in-services by going to our website and clicking on the " FOR ADVOCATES " tab!

Thursday, September 06, 2018
Monterey Park office

Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Monterey Park office

Thursday, September 20, 2018
Monterey Park office

Thursday, October 04, 2018
Monterey Park office

Wednesday, October 10, 2018
Monterey Park office

Thursday, November 01, 2018
Monterey Park office

Wednesday, November 07, 2018
Quartz Hill Library (Antelope Valley)

Tuesday, November 06, 2018
Monterey Park office

Tuesday, December 04, 2018
Monterey Park office

CASA Connections
Casual, positive get-togethers organized by CASAs, for CASAs

Los Feliz
What: Urban Hike: Los Feliz to Griffith Observatory and back
When: Saturday, September 8th, 11AM
Where: CASA's home in Los Feliz.
RSVP for the address
What to bring: Whatever you need for a 90 minute hike
RSVP: Nathan Fox,
The hike is about 4 miles roundtrip with some steepness, but can be taken as slowly as needed!

Interested in building your CASA Community? Connecting with your fellow CASAs can be a great way to learn about new resources and build support while having fun and meeting new friends. 
If you would like to host your very own CASA Connection in your neighborhood, reach out to Betsy Ann Mudd ( ) for assistance. 
CASA Book Clubs

Coasline Book Club
Where: CASA's home in Santa Monica
RSVP for the address
Date: September 26, 2018
Time: 1:30PM-330PM
"Educated" by Tara Westover
Contact: Trudy Armer at
ETO Corner

Need help with ETO or how to fill out forms in ETO? Please refer to the updated Advocate Handbook or join us at our weekly walk-in ETO clinics every Tuesday from 12pm-2pm in our Monterey Park office!

For ETO assistance, please contact Josh Saxelby-Valle at or 323.859.2888 x.6354 or Jessica Vallejo at or 323.859.288 8 x.6396.
For CASA youth
Everyone Starts Somewhere: Networking Opportunity for Foster Youth
Foster Nation is hosting its 2nd annual networking event for foster youth - Everyone Starts Somewhere. This event is a fantastic way for foster youth to connect with and recieve advice from professionals of many different fields. The goal of this event is to provide foster youth with career advice and potential job opportunities. The event will be held on Saturday, October 27th, 2018 from 10AM-1PM. It will be held at the Cross Campus DTLA. Spots are limited so please encourage your youth to RSVP by October 13th here .

Foster Youth Conference
Pasadena City College is hosting their Foster Youth Conference on October 11th, 2018 from 8AM-2PM at the Creveling Lounge at PCC! For more information, please contact Theresa Reed at !

Hispanic Heritage Foundation Scholarship
The Hispanic Heritage Foundation is awarding scholarships to Latino high school seniors for their accomplishments in the classroom and community, and excellence in various educational categories. Recipients may receive $3500 in educational grants. Students can apply here . Application deadline is October 15th, 2018. For more information about the scholarship and eligibility, please contact Brenda Camarillo at .

Young Center for Immigrant Children's Rights
Young Center supports volunteer advocates to spend time with and advocate on behalf of an unaccompanied immigrant child while he or she is subject to deportation proceedings. If you had a child in need of an advocate around immigration proceedings, please refer your child/youth to their program here .

WE LIFT LA empowers transitional aged 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. Please go to their website here for more information.
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