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So how does this work, again?CASA | January 25, 2013

On Monday, 24 people will begin a journey.   They will start their training to be a Court Appointed Special Advocate.  These individuals come from a variety of educational backgrounds, represent a diverse set of demographics, and have one crucial thing in common: they all want to empower a child. These people will go through […]

Imagine If…CASA | January 17, 2013

Imagine that you are going out for an elaborate dinner at a fancy, new restaurant in town. When you arrive, there is a valet and a coat check clerk. Someone opens the door for you as you’re greeted by a host, who introduces you to the person who shows you to your seat. Your specific […]

What is Volunteering Even About?CASA | January 10, 2013

vol•un•teer [vol-uh n-teer] (n) a person who voluntarily offers himself or herself for a service or undertaking. (v) to enter service or enlist as a volunteer. People have been giving from their own lives to benefit others for as long as we can remember. The first recorded use of the concept of volunteering was in the […]

What Will 2013 Look Like?CASA | January 2, 2013

2012 has come to an end, and we at CASA Nashville have a lot of hopes for you: We hope that some of last years’ resolutions have stuck. (Maybe some of them will get a second chance this year!) We hope that you spent many weekends playing with your family and pets .Hopefully, you enjoyed […]

Two Sizes Too SmallCASA | December 19, 2012

“You’re a vile one, Mr. Grinch! You have termites in your smile. You have all the tender sweetness Of a seasick crocodile, Mr. Grinch! Given the choice between the two of you, I’d take the seasick crocodile!”  The Grinch.  Even his name sounds unpleasant.  A creature who doesn’t like a season of joy, giving, play, […]

Meet Carolyn!CASA | December 13, 2012

Recently, the CASA Nashville staff welcomed a new member to our team!  Meet Carolyn Evans, our Program Director. I met Carolyn in her office, at a desk saturated with file folders, post-it notes, and pictures of loved ones.  Having been a part of CASA Nashville’s staff since October of 2012, it was apparent that she […]

Volunteer Friday- Alabama CASAVolunteer Friday | November 2, 2012

Recently, National CASA shared an inspiring video from Alabama CASA. We always like to thank our volunteers for the amazing work they do and this video shows how big of an impact you becoming a CASA volunteer can have on a child’s life. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e3aIygbTIxg] Your support helps us make change in Davidson county. Lift up […]

St. Crispin’s Day AwardCASA, CASA Events, Non-profit | October 26, 2012

Described as a “tongue-in-cheek awards show celebrating Tennessee’s best and worst political players and events of 2012,” the 6th Annual St. Crispin’s Day political awards celebration sent CASA home with a special treat: Our Executive Director, Jane Andrews, holds a mighty sword presented to CASA for being an organization dedicated to “helping the underdog.” St. […]

Volunteer Friday: Joan VanReeceVolunteer Friday |

Hello all and happy Friday!!! We are starting a new thing here at CASA called… VOLUNTEER OF THE MONTH!!! We love nothing more than celebrating and thanking all of our wonderful volunteers. Each month we’ll share the winner of the Volunteer of the Month right here with all of you! Our very first winner is […]

“So, here’s the thing…”Foster Care Topics |

Whenever I say those words to my parents, they know I’ve got something tricky to explain to them, something with many layers and intricacies.  They’ll ask me, “when are you coming home for Thanksgiving?” and I’ll say “so, here’s the thing… I’m thinking of going to Chicago first and then….” I proceed on with a […]

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