Continuing Ed, Upcoming Events,
Resources, Activity Passes & More!
Don't miss anything! Scroll all the way down to view everything that is available.
Spring Has Sprung!!!

We Need Your Help!
We have been informed that the bulk of the Aquarium passes dispersed to our volunteers, have not yet been used. We are unable to request additional tickets until 80% of what CASA was provided with has been used.
If you have been given aquarium passes and are not planning to use them in the near future, we ask that you please return them to our office so we can provide them to volunteers who are requesting tickets. You can always request them again!

Thank you for your help, please let us know if you have any questions.
When we applied for the Gannet Grant this year, we were advised we must participate in a fundraising challenge to be eligible.
That being said, CASA of Monterey County is now participating in their grant-match fundraising challenge called “A Community Thrives”
through the USA Today Network.

The challenge runs through Friday, April 12, 2019.
If we raise $12,000 online (through the link below ONLY), we will be eligible to receive a Gannet Grant award of up to $150,000!!!

Please consider contributing to our efforts!!
Click here to help support our fundraising efforts!
Click Here to Email Lizbeth and RSVP
Upcoming CASA Continuing Ed

Tuesday, May 21st 6:00-8:30 pm
"Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About
Non-Minor Dependency & The Permanency Planning Unit"

Presented by the Incomparable
Valencia Cameron - PP Unit Supervisor
Click here to RSVP for CASA Continuing Ed Events
Click Here to Email Sierra Kerr and RSVP

Community Continuing Ed Opportunities

Click Here to Select Your Desired Date & Register
Click Here to Register
In honor of Foster Care Awareness Month
the Guardian Scholars Program invites you to attend
Our Stories (Untold):
Amplifying the Voices of Foster Care Alumni
in Higher Education

with speaker Dr. Mauriell Amechi.
Click Here to Register
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CASA Youth Resources

Independent Living Program (ILP) Resources
Youth Employment Program Referral Form
The Monterey Peninsula College (MPC) Foundation is excited to invite us to participate in a life-changing program for at-risk youth, the Evans College Incentive Program. Our organization has the opportunity to nominate potential students to receive special resources, privileges, and significant financial assistance to encourage them to attend MPC beginning in the Fall 2019 Semester. 

Please click here to learn further details about this program. 
Evans College Incentive Program Nomination Form

CASA Resources

California Child Welfare Co- Investment Partnership
'Child Welfare Policy and Progress'

This article provides an update on CCR in addition to a list of legislation that affects families/children in care. Even if you don't have the time to read it all in one sitting, it would be a good idea to keep it on hand for reference.

Click Here to View This Brochure
SAM's GUIDE 2019

This guide contains a guide to a multitude of Monterey County Family Resources.
Click Here to View This Guide
Birthday Freebies & Discounts

This link contains a list of various business's that offer free perks or discounts to help celebrate one's birthday.
Click Here to View This Webpage

CASAs in the Child & Family Teams (CFT)

By clicking on the button below, you will find the
CASAs in Child & Family Teams, SB 925 Implementation Fact Sheet. 

SB 925 was unanimously supported by the legislature and
signed into law, effective 1/1/2019, by Governor Brown.

The fact sheet covers SB 925 and
frequently asked questions about CFTs.

CASAs in Child & Family Teams, SB 925 Implementation Fact Sheet
Access the "Advocacy in Action Guide" Here
Click Here to View the March John Burton Advocates for Youth Newsletter
Click Here to View Additional Resources Available on the CA College Pathways Webpage

Upcoming Community Events

Pac Rep Theatre, Carmel
Reserve your tickets, click here to email Francesca- Office Assistant.

Intercontinental GT Challenge California 8 Hours
at Laguna Seca
Friday, March 29th and Saturday March, 30th

Gates Open at 7 AM
Premier international teams in the Intercontinental GT Challenge descend on Monterey to take on the undulating hills of
WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca. 

The paddock is bustling with teams working on their cars in the pits or on their way to pre-grid. The paddock is completely open to wander for enjoying the historic racing experience.

Click here to learn more about this exciting event!

We have a limited number of tickets available for both days!
All youth 15 and under are free for General Admission.
Reserve your tickets, click here to email Francesca- Office Assistant.
Año Nuevo State Park Guided Walk
Now through March 31st

During the breeding season daily access to the Natural Preserve is available only via guided walks.

The park offers guided walks lead by volunteer docent naturalist to see the northern elephant seals in their natural habitat inside the Año Nuevo Coast Natural Preserve. Año Nuevo docents go through extensive training and are highly knowledgeable in the natural and cultural history of the park. Elephant seal acivities and population counts can vary widely throught the guided walk season. 
Click Here to Learn More & Schedule Your Reservation

Santa Cruz Ducky Derby
Saturday, April 27, 2019 from 10:30 AM to 3:30 PM

The event is a fun-filled day of activities for children & adults, with exciting rubber duck races to be held throughout the day.

In addition there will be food, carnival games, live music and
local entertainment.

Click Here to Learn More
If you are interested in volunteering at this event, please email
Renee Forrest at
Click here to register for this fun community event!
Just A Bit More!
Petroglyph Ceramic Lounge
Santa Cruz
Petroglyph is generously offering a 50% off discount for you all and your kiddos to use at your leisure! All that they ask is that you wear your CASA pin if possible as an identifier, and then mention that you are a CASA volunteer.

They are located at 125 Walnut Ave.

Click here to view Petroglyph's website and learn more!
Office Announcements
Help spread the CASA!
Do you have friends or family who you think
would make a great CASA? 

If so, please share our upcoming info session dates,
listed below with them. 

Or they can contact Kathryn
at 831-455-6800 ext 31, or to schedule a session that will fit their needs.

How are you enjoying your experience as a CASA?
Our Marketing & Volunteer Recruitment Manager, Kathryn Pernet, is working on our new website and would love to include as many advocate testimonials as she can get either in writing or video format. 
If you would like to participate by written word, please select the button below to email Kathryn comments from your heart regarding your experience- something that curious folks would find encouraging. 
If you’d be agreeable to do a short, very casual video of your comments, please give her a call at
(831) 455-6800 ext 31, or reach out via email.
Deadline:  No deadline, feel free to send any time!
Click Here to Email Kathryn
Upcoming Events
Upcoming CASA Events 
Fiesta Para Los Ninos
Saturday, August 10th from 10:00 AM to 2 PM

Toro Park (Buckeye Site)

Annual CASA Picnic
Saturday, August 10th from 11:30 AM to 3 PM
Toro Park (Buckeye Site)

CASA Experience
Saturday, September 14th

CASA of Monterey County
945 South Main Street, Suite 107, Salinas, CA 93901

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