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Casa Of Central Texas, Inc.
April 20, 2011

As a teacher of students with special needs, I've worked with may students who literally cannot speak for themselves. And, unfortunately, a disproportionate number of my students (and of all students with special needs) have been removed from their parents' custody and placed in the foster care system.

Before I learned about CASA, I would constantly ask myself, "Who is speaking up for these kids?"

Now I know the answer to my question! CASA!

CASA of Central Texas recruits, trains, and supports amazing individuals who generously give of their time and energy to make sure that all kids have a voice in court, and that each child's concerns and best interest are both presented to and respected by the people and systems involved in his or her case.

As a board member, I have learned much more about the day-to-day functions of the CASA staff and volunteers. There are so many dedicated people in this organization, and we are especially fortunate to have incredibly talented leadership, enabling the program to set and achieve goals for increasing the number of children served.

Clearly, CASA of Central Texas is among the most respected, nonprofit volunteer organizations serving children in Caldwell, Comal, Guadalupe, and Hays counties. From state representatives to local businesses to school teachers, CASA's reputation is widely known and well deserved because of the amazing, caring, and talented volunteers and staff who make all the great work possible!

The Great!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

my community! I know that the children in the schools where I work have a powerful voice in CASA should they ever need it. CASA advocates individually, locally, and nationally to help bring all children into safe, permanent families, and CASA of Central Texas clearly extends this mission to the children of this four-county area.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

help CASA increase its recruitment of volunteers - particularly advocates - but also others who may want to participate as board members, office support, advocate support, and in other ways.

More feedback

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

How did you learn about this organization?

I initially heard about CASA through a public service announcement on public radio.

What is its top priority in the long run?

to increase the percentage children in the foster care system who are served by CASA by increasing the number of trained advocates in our area.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

MY ROLE:
Board Member & I have participated as a board member, been trained for advocacy, and have volunteered in fundraising, advocate appreciation, and public awareness events.