CASA of Central Texas hosts Training and Support Center grand opening
CASA of Central Texas hosted a grand opening on Wednesday for its Training and Support Center. CASA's mission is to advocate for abused and neglected children in courts, school, and child welfare system by training and supporting community volunteers. Daily Record photo by Lance Winter[San Marcos, TX] [Hays County news] News San Marcos News, San Marcos Record [Texas State]sanmarcosrecord.com
San Marcos Lions Club supports CASA
The San Marcos Lions Club has supported CASA of Central Texas for many years. Lions Club is grateful to have CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) as friends of the club. Left, pictured from left to right, Lions Larkin Smith, Brian Olson, Mitch Hoffman, Lance Winter and Rotarian Seth Worley. Photo courtesy of San Marcos Lions Club[San Marcos, TX] [Hays County news] News Sansanmarcosrecord.com
Eloise Hudson to speak to rotary club about CASA of Central Texas
Eloise Hudson, Communication Manager for CASA of Central Texas, will speak at the Rotary Club of San Marcos’ meeting on Wednesday. [San Marcos, TX] [Hays County news] News San Marcos News, San Marcos Record [Texas State]sanmarcosrecord.com
New CASA CEO looks to increase the total number of children assisted by organization
SAN ANTONIO – A local non-profit, Child Advocates San Antonio, or CASA, has been a mainstay in San Antonio’s child welfare system. Their new CEO is looking to continue impacting the area and organization in her new role. It’s something Angela White, the organization’s new CEO, hopes to address as she takes the reins at CASA this month. AdAdditionally, White served as a CASA volunteer for over four years. It is a dream job for me to do remarkable work.”CASA volunteers work as court-appointed advocates for children who have cases currently within the child welfare system.
Push is underway to test COVID-19 vaccines in diverse groups
– In front of baskets of tomatoes and peppers, near a sizzling burrito grill, the “promotoras” stop masked shoppers at a busy Latino farmers market: Want to test a COVID-19 vaccine? Many thousands of volunteers from minority groups are needed for huge clinical trials underway or about to begin. Scientists say a diverse group of test subjects is vital to determining whether a vaccine is safe and effective for everyone and instilling broad public confidence in the shots once they become available. Together they make up nearly 40% of the U.S. population, and an equitable vaccine study would match those demographics, though health officials would like to see even greater numbers. —-The Associated Press Health and Science Department receives support from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Department of Science Education.
Marina Gonzales named new San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce president, CEO
SAN ANTONIO Marina Gonzales has been named the new president and CEO of the San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. Gonzales most recently served as president and CEO of Child Advocates San Antonio. On behalf of the board of directors I want to congratulate and welcome her as our new President and CEO, said Dr. Erika Gonzalez, SAHCC Chairwoman. Her connections with the San Antonio community and her strategic leadership will transform our organization. Our businesses and our nation are facing unparalleled challenges and I want to ensure our Hispanic Chamber members are successful.
Tri-County CASA observes National Foster Care Month
Each May, National Foster Care Month, we take the time to raise awareness of the children and families involved in the foster care system and the need for more people to step up to help them. In 2019, there were 75 children in foster care in Uvalde County. There is a common misconception that these children are safe when theyre in foster care, and no further help for them is needed. CASA volunteers are specially trained and appointed by judges to advocate for a child or sibling group while they are in the foster care system. CASA volunteers advocate first and foremost for these children to be reunified with their parents whenever safe and possible.uvaldeleadernews.com
Partnership to create pathway to college for youth with foster care history
The University of Texas at San Antonio, Texas A&M University at San Antonio, the Alamo Colleges District and the Bexar County Children's Court and Child Advocates San Antonio have formed a new... Copyright 2019 by KSAT - All rights reserved.