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CASA as the 2017 Official Charity Partner – Destination Races Sebastopol

CASA of Sonoma County is the official charity partner of the 2017 IPA 10K Sebastopol
CASA of Sonoma County is the official charity partner of the 2017 IPA 10K Sebastopol

CASA of Sonoma County is pleased to have the opportunity to be the official charity partner of the new 2017 IPA 10K Sebastopol provided by Destination Races.  The race begins and ends in at the Barlow Event Center in Sebastopol on April 15th and some of the proceeds will be given to our program. Check this link out!

Many times we are asked: “I am too busy to be a CASA right now, but is there anything I can do to help? I would love to help CASA but cannot be a CASA volunteer right now.”

Well, this might be a good match for you. As a way to support the event, we are asked to provide them with volunteers and in return they will be willing to donate to CASA. It gives us an exciting opportunity for marketing, PR and fundraising. The more visual we are the more people know about us. And that means more awareness of foster youth and their needs.

I hope you will help us by following this link and signing up. Every volunteer shift will raise $50 to CASA. We currently need 125 volunteers. I am excited to get involved allowing us to raise more funds to recruit more CASA volunteers which means more children served.

Two New College Planning Resources for Foster Youth

Two new resources are now available to assist foster youth to plan for college. Add these to your professional toolkit today!!

California College Pathways website for students

California College Pathways (CCP) has launched a brand new college planning website specifically for foster youth. The website is designed to be youth-friendly and contains information about college planning, matriculation, financial aid, housing and more. The student website also hosts a searchable database of foster youth support programs at colleges and universities across the state.

Foster Youth Educational Planning Guide

An all new version of the CCP Foster Youth Educational Planning Guide has been published with updated grade-by-grade planning checklists, resource lists and general information to help youth from the 6th grade on to start taking the steps necessary to set themselves up for success.

College Affordability Guide

This is information on a new site http://www.collegeaffordabilityguide.org/ that helps California students save money on their education.

Their methodology http://www.collegeaffordabilityguide.org/methodology/ is based on the idea that paying income-appropriate tuition, completing one’s studies, and being able to pay back one’s loans are the key elements of a worthwhile college experience.

The California page, which also covers loans and scholarships, and advice on how to save money while going to college in California, can be found at http://www.collegeaffordabilityguide.org/schools/california/. They also cover California colleges’ online offerings at http://www.collegeaffordabilityguide.org/schools/california/online-colleges-in-california/.

CASA volunteers help our foster youth get into college

CASA Volunteers ask AB12 Question

AB12 question of the week from John Burton Foundation.FAFSA now available starting October!

John Burton Foundation and the Alliance for Children’s Rights Answer Questions About AB 12 and our

CASA volunteers enhancing their knowledge and advocacy skills  by asking the right questions.

More information about FAFSA early application date and CASA’s question here!

 



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