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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!!!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!