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Be a "proactive, interesting, grateful fundraising bully" says Marketing Manager Steven Olender when it comes to raising money for CASA kids!
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“The CASA Ambassadorship Program was an enlightening experience because I received an upfront view of what CASA actually does, making the nonprofit much more tangible. I can honestly say that this experience with CASA reaffirms that I want to become an advocate myself one day,” - Carrie Blackmon
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"When you hear a kid tell you something you told him six months ago and it's his idea now, you say, 'Hmm, maybe he did hear that. He listened. I made an impression.' That's rewarding.”
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What if ten of us dressed up as superheroes, Matt Curtin asked his friend Stephen Schultz, and ran around Town Lake to raise money for abused children? His friend looked across the table at him incredulously. "Okay, you're insane," he said after a few moments' pause. "But keep going."
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“I guess I had a stereotyped image in my mind of burnt out caseworkers. I realized that everybody at the department really cares about kids. Caseworkers feel as much for kids as anyone else does but they’re truly overstretched."
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"People ask me, "How can you do it?" How can I not do it? These kids are growing up in the system. Whether you want to look at it and be a part of it or not, they're here." - CASA volunteer Dawn Crane
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"The one thing that every Child Advocacy Specialist mentioned to me was the uncertainty. Whether summer presents instability or gives kids the chance to finally build happy family memories, it always means change for foster kids," writes Marketing Manager Steven Olender in his latest blog post all about what summer looks like for kids in care.
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“We’re learning that babies can store pre-verbal memories in their bodies,” said Supervisor Colleen Maher. “They can remember trauma even though they can’t communicate it at the time.” 
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CASA of Travis County turns the big 3-0 today! Thanks to Austin Mayor Steve Adler for proclaiming May 16 as CASA of Travis County Day and sharing his support for children in foster care.
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CASA speaks up for children who’ve been abused or neglected by empowering our community to volunteer as advocates for them in the court system.
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CASA of Travis County believes every child who's been abused or neglected deserves to have a dedicated advocate speaking up for their best interest in court, at school and in our community. To accomplish this, CASA educates and empowers diverse community volunteers who ensure each child's needs remain a priority in an over-burdened child welfare system. When the state steps in to protect a child's safety because the people responsible for protecting them have not, a judge appoints a trained CASA volunteer to make independent and informed recommendations and help the judge decide what's best for the child.

For children who've been abused or neglected, CASA means having a home instead of feeling lost, and being a priority instead of feeling invisible. For volunteers, CASA is a life-changing experience that makes our community a better place.