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Felicity Peck: Outstanding VolunteerCASA | July 7, 2014

CASA Volunteer Felicity Peck received one of eight Mary Catherine Strobel Volunteer Awards honoring Middle Tennesseans for outstanding volunteerism. More than 700 people attended the Hands On Nashville’s annual event to recognize volunteers for their outstanding contributions to the community. Felicity received The Direct Service Volunteer Award presented by McNeely Pigott & Fox Public Relations, which honors individuals […]

Making a DifferenceCASA | October 25, 2013

“One hundred years from now, It will not matter what kind of car I drove, what kind of house I lived in, or how much money I had in the bank. But the world may be a better place because I made a difference in a child’s life.” –Author unknown October 26th is National Make […]

Outside the BoxCASA | September 27, 2013

Do you live inside the box or outside?  Until 2007, I have to admit that most of the time I lived inside the box . . . I had my small group of friends that either went to the same college, attended the same church or simply lived in the same neighborhood. I was comfortable […]

We still have a dreamCASA | August 28, 2013

      Fifty years ago this very day, thousands of souls joined together to participate in one of America’s most defining moments.  Over 250,000 civil rights supporters eagerly listened as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his infamous “I have a dream” speech. Dr. King dreamed of a day where freedom and equality was given […]

Falling Through the CracksCASA | May 20, 2013

Please welcome guest blogger Frances Allen! —————— Children are one of our most valuable members of society.  As a society, we are responsible for providing the care and support network that young members need.  However, there are children that don’t have this network.  Reports are showing an increasing number of cases involving child abuse and […]

Reflections on UglyCASA | May 3, 2013

Words from our executive director, Jane Andrews. Welcome, Jane! People don’t like ugly; ugly people, ugly topics, ugly situations. They usually try to avoid anything they consider ugly. Child abuse is ugly. Most people avoid the topic of child abuse altogether for that reason. However, that doesn’t make it go away. Last year in Davidson […]

10 Ways to Prevent Child AbuseCASA | April 1, 2013

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. Our blog will feature prevention efforts locally and nationally, starting with 10 ways to prevent child abuse in our own communities: Play. This one seems simple enough, but can be the first thing to get lost in days full of chaos.  Spending time together as a family will […]

Have you accomplished anything yet?CASA | March 19, 2013

The new movie Oz the Great and Powerful is a wondrous sight of cosmetic imagery. The film, considered a prequel to the much-loved Wizard of Oz  classic from the 1930s, follows the wizard from his sketchy black and white beginnings as a sham into the spectacular, color-filled world of Oz, documenting his rise to be […]

Teachers and Advocates Working TogetherCASA | March 13, 2013

My first introduction to CASA came through one of my mother’s good friends who has worked as a CASA volunteer for several years now. She is one of the most compassionate, dedicated individuals I’ve ever known. She began talking to me about CASA’s mission after I accepted a position with Teach For America. She thought […]

We’ve got a new friend!CASA | March 4, 2013

Have you met the newest member of the team? Because I have, and she’s pretty great. Julieanna Huddle, an Ohio native, is bringing really unique experience and exciting energy to the role of Volunteer Coordinator.  Her background is with nonprofit organizations involving youth, so CASA is a natural fit for Julieanna.  Her passion for changing […]

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