Events

Welcome to the Events page, where you will find all the latest information about events sponsored by Maryland CASA and Local CASA programs. You will also learn about community events in which CASA will be participating.

 

 

Oct
1
Sat
CASA of Montgomery County: Fall 2016 Pre-Service Training
Oct 1 @ 8:00 am

Pre-service training is an important part of our screening process for prospective volunteers. Topics explored during the pre-service training include information about child abuse and neglect, child development, and the child welfare and court systems.

The roles and responsibilities of a CASA are complex; therefore, it is required that prospective volunteers attend all Pre-Service Training sessions.

If you are interested in attending training, please complete a Volunteer Application and return it to the CASA Program office, or submit an online application here! After we receive your application, a CASA staff member will call to schedule an interview.

Thank you again for your interest and we look forward to helping you become a powerful voice in a child’s life! If you have any questions, please feel free to call us at (301) 340-7458.


The training schedule is as follows:

Saturday October 1st : 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Monday October 3rd : 5:30 pm -9:30 pm

Tuesday October 4th : 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Thursday October 6th : 10:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Tuesday October 11th : 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Thursday October 13th : 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Monday October 17th : 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm

**Wednesday October 19th : 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm


**denotes inclement weather make-up sessions

**All dates are tentative and subject to change***

Oct
6
Thu
CASA of Montgomery County: Mental Health Access with Core Service Agency
Oct 6 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Learn how the Montgomery County Core Service Agency connects youth and adults with mental health services in the community, and works with DDA and other benefits to find long-term mental health services for clients.

Open to all CASA volunteers!

To RSVP, please contact Shayna Hadley at shadley.casa@gmail.com

 

Oct
11
Tue
CASA of Prince George’s County: Fall 2016 Pre-Service Training
Oct 11 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Apply now for our CASA Pre-Service Training that begins Tuesday October 11th and runs Tuesdays and Thursdays until Tuesday November 15th (see below for full schedule). Participants will learn best practices when advocating for a youth in foster care and will continue on their way to becoming a CASA volunteer and making a difference in our Community.

Volunteers are required to attend one day of Court Room Observation during the training session. Two dates will be offered during training, Oct 24th and Nov 7th  from 8:45 am until 4:00 pm at the Prince George’s County Circuit Court. Volunteers will sign-up at training.

*Please note that all volunteers who are assigned to youth 14 and older are required to take the Fostering Futures Training. 80% of our volunteers will be assigned to teenagers. Fostering Futures will be held at the Prince George’s Child Resource Center on November 29th and December 1.

In order to be invited to Fall Training, all applicants must successfully complete our phone and face to face interview.  Please submit a Volunteer Application and return it to the CASA Program office, or submit an online application by September 20, 2016 to begin the screening process.


The training schedule is as follows:

Tuesday October 11th – Chapter 1

Thursday October 13th – Chapter 2

Tuesday October 18th – Chapter 3

 Thursday October 20th– Chapter 4

Tuesday October 25th – Chapter 5

Tuesday November 1st – Chapter 6

Thursday November 3rd – Chapter 7

Thursday November 10th – Chapter 8

Tuesday November 15th – 9/10

Tuesday November 29th – Fostering Futures**

Thursday December 1st – Fostering Futures**


**All volunteers who are assigned to youth 14 and older are required to take the Fostering Futures Training.

All sessions are from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

A Light Dinner will be served at each session.

Oct
15
Sat
CASA of Prince George’s County: 5th Annual Pepco World of Wheels for CASA
Oct 15 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

 

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Mark your calendars now for #WOW4CASA 2016: Saturday, October 15, 2016!

Our 5th Annual Pepco World of Wheels for CASA will be another great year for families to come out, see and explore a variety of vehicles, have fun and games… all the while supporting Court Appointed Special Advocate and helping to bring a voice to more children in foster care!  This year Council Member Deni Taveras is generously sponsoring admission so the event will be free to the public!

If you would like to volunteer in planning the event, we could use a few extra hands as we contact vehicle participants and plan activities. Please email: WOW4CASA@gmail.com. If you would like to volunteer at the event, visit our volunteer sign-up page!

If you would like to learn more about being a sponsor for WOW4CASA 2016 or participating by bringing a vehicle for children and families to explore, please contact Kara Bundy at 301-209-0491 or kbundy@pgcasa.org.

*Event in gated back parking lot. Event parking is at the front of the school just off of Rt.1/Baltimore Ave.

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Nov
5
Sat
CASA of Anne Arundel County: CASAblanca
Nov 5 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm
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On November 5, 2016, Anne Arundel County CASA, Inc. will celebrate 19 years of service to abused and neglected children with our annual gala,  CASAblanca ~ Someone To Watch Over Me which is being held  at the Westin Annapolis Hotel from 6pm-11pm.  Tickets are $175 each and include a cocktail hour, butler passed hors d’oeuvres, a plated dinner, five hours of open bar, various raffles a live and silent auction  as well as dancing to the rhythmic sounds of First Class!

This premier black-tie evening of fine dining and dancing will be attended by a wide-array of the most prominent, civic-minded members of our community.  Our sponsors, on all levels, receive an exceptional opportunity for alignment with a highly respected powerful cause. A variety of recognition on printed and social media before, during and after the event demonstrate your commitment to our community and make it possible for many of these children to have a bright future.  CLICK HERE to become a sponsor or purchase tickets!