SEPTEMBER 2018: News, Events, and Opportunities for CASA Volunteers 
A letter from CASA Executive Director Angela Rose  
Dear CASA Volunteers:
There is a lot going on at CASA this month. All of our programs are in full swing and each one is doing their part as CASA works to serve the "whole" child.   
In addition to program happenings, fundraising activities are in full swing. Our inaugural Light of Hope Teller took place and we were blown away by the amazing support in Teller County. Our Community Campaign, which has been in the silent phase, is set to go public on October 3. Want to get a sneak peek? Check out the campaign webpage here.  In addition, Light of Hope North is just around the corner on October 24th.
Please note that our office will be closed on October 8 in observance of Columbus Day.  
Thank you all so very much for your hard work in standing up for children in the Pikes Peak Region. As always, please contact me any time with ideas, questions, or concerns.
Have a great week!
Angela Rose 
Upcoming Trainings & Events for Volunteers  
Listed below are some upcoming events you might be interested in. Full details available by visiting our event calendar.  
Sept. 28: Compassionate Communication
Oct. 1: Case Closure Celebration  
Oct. 2: Volunteer Info Hour  
Oct. 2: CASA/DHS Partnership Training
Oct. 9: Human Trafficking- Pikes Peak Region
Oct. 19: CASA/DHS Partnership Training
Oct. 24: Light of Hope North 
Milton Foster Children's Fund
  • Vellum Creative Self Portraits
  • Teen Life Skills
  • Guitar Lessons
  • Tutoring Opportunities
  • Halloween Party
To learn more, click here.
There are a couple of new faces at the CASA office!  
If you've been to the CASA office lately, maybe you noticed that we added a couple of fabulous teammates to our staff roster. You can read about them below.  Make sure you drop by to say hello next time you visit!  
Karri Baker is our new Interim Grants Specialist. Well, kind of new anyways. She was CASA's Resource Development Coordinator from 2007 until 2016 and we feel pretty lucky to have her back with us now! With a bachelor's in Organizational Management, Karri's resume also includes a decade of driving membership growth for the National Strength & Conditioning Association. She and her husband of 30 years have lived in Spain and Scotland, but have enjoyed the ease of Colorado living for the past 22 years. Karri enjoys traveling, reading, gardening, genealogy, and spending time with her daughter, step children, and grand kids.  
Jessica Kobylinski is CASA's new Director of Programs, the role left vacant by Angela when she became Executive Director. In this position, Jessica will ensure success, compliance, efficiency, and quality in the C-Fit, Dependency & Neglect, Milton Foster Children's Fund, and Supervised Exchange & Parenting Time programs. She is qualified for the challenge with a Master's in Public Administration, a Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management, and 20 years experience providing quality services through our area's nonprofits. Jessica loves to host events in her home and spend time with her wife Amy, and the couple's children and foster children.  
Job Opportunity: Administrative Assistant/Receptionist 
CASA is currently hiring for an Administrative Assistant/Receptionist. The person in this position is responsible for answering and routing incoming calls, greeting guests, maintaining office equipment and facilities with contractors, inventory and ordering office and kitchen supplies, and performing clerical functions. Supports the Office Manager, Executive Director, Director of Programs, and Resource Development Director with administrative functions. This position involves use of diplomacy and people skills to interact with various parties such as Board, staff, volunteers, clientele, lawyers, community agencies and others. Any other duties as assigned by the Office Manager and Executive Director. For a complete job description, click here. Deadline to apply is Sept. 26. 
Request a thoughtful gift for your CASA child today

 Advocate Sarah Hogan recently picked up a custom quilt for her CASA child, made by volunteer Sandra Kyner.  
"I picked it up today and it is so lovely.  I am sure my little CASA kid will love having something warm, that was made just for her," Sarah said. "What a valuable and thoughtful gift for kids who are going through a lot."
Want to request a custom quilt for your CASA child? Contact Angela at and tell her what type of character or theme your child might enjoy on a quilt.  
Limited number of youth ZOO TICKETS available 

We have a very limited number of YOUTH (ages 3-11) Cheyenne Mountain Zoo tickets available! We would like to apply for more tickets but cannot until all of these are used, so if you request tickets please use them in the next month. The tickets do have a $0.75 fee due at the gate for each ticket which benefits the Quarters for Conservation program. For details, please email