Happy New Year Everyone!!
Continuing Ed
Upcoming Events
Activity Passes & More!
Don't miss anything! Scroll all the way down to view everything that is available.
Upcoming Continuing Education Events
January 30th, 6 PM to 8 PM - Court Report Writing Workshop
(Please find additional details in the newsletter)
Santa Cruz Warriors Game
Friday, January 18th
Kiaser Permanente Arena
140 Front St, Santa Cruz
The Santa Cruz Warriors have generously donated a limited number of tickets for their January 18th home game against the
Salt Lake City Stars! 

The game will start at 7 PM, but if you are able to arrive between
5:30 PM & 6 PM, they have offered to facilitate some player/ coach interaction with the kiddos! We just ask that you let us know in advance if the meet and greet is something you are interested in.
Reserve your tickets, click here to email Francesca- Office Assistant.

The 9th Annual Whalefest Monterey
Saturday & Sunday, January 26 & 27

Celebrate the return of gray whales to the Monterey Bay during Whalefest Monterey! The Old Fisherman's Wharf and Custom House Plaza in historic downtown Monterey throw quite the migration party for these much loved creatures during the 2-day festival. 

This family fun event hosts a variety of activities including live entertainment, face painting, educational exhibits, historic walking tours, chalk art and much more.

The event will run Saturday and Sunday from 10 AM to 5 PM. 

Free parking, chowder bowl coupons &
a free commemorative T-shirt for
your CASA child or youth are available!

To confirm your attendance and receive information on how to obtain your parking pass, chowder coupon and child's T-shirt, call the CASA office today! (831) 455-6800.

Attendance confirmations must be received by
10:00 AM Thursday, 1/18

Please click on the link below to learn more about this fun event!

CASA Office Announcements


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 (though I could really use some by the end of October- just to get the page rolling on the website)!
Click Here to Email Kathryn
CASA Office Volunteer Opportunity
Are you (or do you know of a friend) looking for an office activity to keep you busy…a volunteer position that is flexible and meaningful?   
This is it!
CASA of Monterey County is seeking a skilled, motivated, and dependable person to assist in the office on a regular basis (ideally 10 or more hours per week). Attached is a position description that outlines the skills and knowledge base that we are looking for.  If you would like more information, please contact Teressa at 455-6800 x 22. If you already know that you are interested, please send a resume and communication expressing your interest to:
Thank you!
Click Here to View the Volunteer Position Description

Continuing Ed Opportunities

Register Here for Court Report Writing
Click Here to Register

CASA Resources

Access the "Advocacy in Action Guide" Here
Child Welfare Bills
Sunday, September 30 was the last day for Governor Jerry Brown to sign or veto bills passed by the California State Legislature. 17 child welfare bills were signed and three were vetoed. To learn more about the child welfare bills and how they impact the children/youth we serve, use the link below. 
Access Child Welfare and Related Bills Here
Independent Living Program (ILP) Resources
Click Here to View the December John Burton Advocates for Youth Newsletter
Click Here to View Additional Resources Available on the CA College Pathways Webpage
Scholarship Resource Guide
Funding Support in the 2019- 20 Academic Year
Please find attached below an informative resource guide for students, parents, and educators. MALDEF is not a direct provider of the scholarships on this list. If you are interested in any of the scholarships listed here, please contact the organization directly using the information provided.
MALDEF Scholarship Resource Guide
Youth Employment Program Referral Form

Upcoming Community Events

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!
Rockin' Jump
Premier Indoor Trampoline Park
Our wonderful friends at Rockin' Jump in Gilroy have generously donated a limited number of 1 hour FREE jump time passes! 

Please click here to view details about the facility.
Reserve a pass, click here to email Francesca- Office Assistant.
Help spread the CASA word this new year!
Do you have friends or family who you think
would make a great CASA? 

If so, please share our upcoming January info session dates,
listed below with them. We will be offering two training sessions starting at the end of this month- one daytime and one evening!
Or they can contact Kathryn
at 831-455-6800 ext 31, or to schedule a session that will fit their needs.

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

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