News & Events
GreatNonprofits Recognizes National CASA as a 2016 Top-Rated Nonprofit
Thanks to positive reviews by CASA and GAL volunteers around the country, the National CASA Association has been named a 2016 Top-Rated Nonprofit by GreatNonprofits.org. The awards have been in existence since 2009. The honor is equivalent to the people’s choice award for non-profits, where volunteers, donors and people served by a nonprofit organization can cast their vote in the form of a review to express their appreciation. Read more.
Advocate Helps Foster Youth Find Safe Housing
Former foster youth Nick Sullivan moved into his 580 square-foot apartment a little over a year ago. He says it’s the first place that has felt like home since he entered the system at age six.
A big part of a CASA volunteer’s job is making sure kids have safe housing. In Nick’s case, he spent half his life in a group home. But a year and half ago, Chris Unruh, Nick’s, facilitated him getting his own apartment through a supportive housing nonprofit.
October is National Prevent Bullying Month
This month, thousands of schools, communities, organizations, and individuals will come together to release new resources, campaigns, and efforts aimed at raising awareness for bullying prevention. Students, parents, and people around the country need to become more aware of the serious consequences of bullying.
Donate That Idle Vehicle to Benefit National CASA
Instead of selling, trading-in, or storing your unused vehicle, you can donate it to further the mission of National CASA Association with the assistance of the Vehicle Donation to Any Charity program (V-DAC). V-DAC converts unwanted vehicles of almost any kind into cash.
Call for 2017 National CASA/GAL Conference Presenters
The National CASA Association is currently accepting applications to present for the 2017 National CASA/GAL Conference. This year’s conference will take place March 11-14, 2017, in Seattle, WA, the birthplace of the CASA/GAL movement and first CASA program 40 years ago.
National CASA Announces Re-Election of Bill Collins as Board Chair, New Executive Committee Appointments
At the most recent meeting of the National CASA Board of Trustees during the 35th annual CASA/GAL conference in National Harbor, Maryland, Bill Collins began his second two-year term as Board Chair, having been reelected by the Board to serve the second term. A Trustee since 2009 and Board Chair since 2014, Collins has been at the forefront of a major transformational change initiative at the National CASA Association. During his time as Board Chair, National CASA’s Board of Trustees has added former U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu and Casey Family Programs President and CEO Dr. William Bell as Trustees. Collins also led the appointment of Tara Perry as Chief Executive Officer of National CASA.
Million-Dollar Commitment from Kappa Alpha Theta Foundation Lays Groundwork to Improve Outcomes for Vulnerable Children
On June 28, Kappa Alpha Theta Fraternity announced that the organization's Foundation will to raise an unprecedented $1 million over the next three years to support the National CASA Association in its launch of a rigorous performance measurement initiative. National CASA was presented an initial $200,000 gift at Kappa Alpha Theta's Grand Convention in Phoenix, Arizona, on June 25th.
Toy Industry Foundation and CASA Team Up to Bring Toy Packages to Kids in Need
Thousands of foster children throughout Southern California will enjoy the magic and joy of play, thanks to the generous support of more than 50 participating toy companies and 250 local toy industry volunteers brought together on June 16 by the Toy Industry Foundation (TIF) and National CASA at TIF's annual "Play Your Part" event in Los Angeles.
Setting Her Sights: Meet One Remarkable Student Ready to Make her Mark on the World after Graduation
When she was growing up, it might have seemed unlikely that Allison Gilbreath would one day earn a Master of Social Work degree from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU).
Mashable Article Encourages Readers to Become a CASA Volunteer
Mashable, social media's "one stop shop" for the latest in business, tech, entertainment and world news, featured a story about the foster care system in June entitled 6 problems with the foster care system and what you can do to help. This informative piece encourages people who are looking to make a difference to volunteer to become a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA). Read more.