Monday, April 8, 2013

Colorado's Judge Delgato Receives "Judge of the Year" Award From National CASA at 2013 Conference.

Judge Delgado of Adams and Broomfield counties accepts her award for Judge of the Year at the National CASA conference! Congratulations Judge Delgado! Advocates for Children is proud of you! Way to bring it home to Colorado!


CASA Speak - Spring 2013

Hello Blogger Fans:

It's time for CASA Speak! CASA Speak is a twice a year publication that is produced by the Advocates For Children staff. To view, simply click the link below:


Thanks!
Advocates for Children

Monday, April 1, 2013

30 Days 30 Ways




April is Child Abuse Prevention Month
30 Days 30 Ways

April 1- Join us at the State Capitol from 8am to 9am for a Rally
April 2- Visit www.adv4children.org to learn more about CASA
April 3- National Day of Hope. Give hope to our kids.
April 4- Tell 5 friends about CASA
April 5- Wear blue to show support in the fight against child abuse
April 6- Change your FB Profile picture to the CASA Logo
April 7- Brainstorm ways to “Spread The Word” and let us know
April 8- Consider becoming a CASA volunteer or recruit a friend
April 9- Share child abuse statistics & facts with friends & family
April 10- Distribute fliers about CASA
April 11- Tune into 810AM at 2:30pm to hear us on the radio
April 12- Find a church or community partner for us to present to
April 13- Come to our Metro CASA Collaborative Training
April 14- Make a donation of any size
April 15- Host a CASA awareness event
April 16- Like our Facebook Page: www.fb.com/adv4children
April 17- Follow us on Twitter @Adv4children
April 18-  Come to our CASA Open House to learn more about us!
April 19- Have we mentioned become a CASA Volunteer
April 20- Ask your employer about matching gifts/corporate giving
April 21- Come to our CASA Sipping ‘N Painting event!
April 22- Thank someone who has made a difference in your life
April 23- Write a letter to a community leader
April 24- Attend our annual “Rally For Kids” Breakfast
April 25- Become a tutor for teens in foster care
April 26- Volunteer at an Advocates for Children event
April 27- CASAs: contact us if you’re ready for a new case
April 28- Find summer employment opportunities for youth
April 29- Praise good parenting when you see it
April 30- REPEAT YOUR FAVORITE DAY



Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Thanks for making our Metro Wide Field Day a success!


Advocates for Children's Metro Wide Field Day was a Success!

Metro area youth with Denver Broncos at the Metro Wide Field Day


Thank you all for being a part of our first Metro Wide CASA Field Day! It was a huge success with over 100 participants for a day of fun and games. Not to mention we had four of our Broncos players, Adam Grant, Elliot Coffey, Mike Mohamed and Wesley Woodyard join us!

Special thanks to:
·        The Denver Broncos
·        Our CASA Volunteers
·        Tracy Maguire, Esq.
·        Wayne Lauer, Esq.
·        Wade Brodkorb, Esq.
·        Denver Children’s Advocacy Center
·        Office of the Child’s Representatives
·        Students from Regis High School
·        & Friends and Family of Advocates for Children

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Advocates For Children CASA Youth to Speak in Washington D.C.



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Advocates For Children CASA Youth to Speak in Washington D.C.

Aurora, CO – May 1, 2012 – On Saturday, April 28, 2012, the National CASA Board met in Denver, CO, at which time they had the privilege of hearing from two young people, Adrian and Latisha Alvarado. “What remarkable, smart and resilient youth,” said Carmela Welte, the Deputy CEO of National CASA.  

Impressed by Latisha and Adrian’s captivating story, the National CASA Board invited Latisha to present at a Congressional briefing in Washington D.C. on May 15, 2012. One of her two longtime CASA volunteers, Fran Mlynar, will travel with Latisha and offer her support during this exciting opportunity. 

Topics discussed during the Congressional briefing will include the issues faced by older youth, who are emancipating from care. Latisha will speak about these challenges, and share her story with Congress. Latisha may also have the opportunity to speak with Colorado Senators and Congress people, at which time she can encourage appropriate legislation on the federal level.

Contact: Advocates For Children
Phone: 303-695-1882
Email: one_casa@adv4children.org
Web site: www.adv4children.org

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Friday, January 20, 2012

Colorado Gives Day Bravo Celebration

The campaign "Give Where You Live" meant something for Advocates for Children on Colorado Gives Day, which was held on December 6, 2011. Many of you probably heard a thing (or two or three) about it, whether through local media, or by following our social media campaigns. Due to your participation, Colorado became $12.4 Million Strong!

Colorado nonprofits also had a chance to win big, thanks to FirstBank, the sponsor of twelve $5,000 "High Five" prizes. On January 19, 2012, prizes were awarded to organizations that reached the following goals:  Most Dollars Raised, Most Donors, Largest Percent Increase Over 2010 category, and Most Dollars Raised Via Fundraising Pages. (Three prizes were awarded in each category).

Advocates for Children was one of three nonprofits who brought home an additional $5,000 for the Most Dollars Raised Category.  Thanks to all who helped us reach that goal, as your donation truly went further! 


Thursday, September 15, 2011

CASA Spolight - Sarah Wood


We are excited to announce that Sarah just saw her first CASA case come to a successful dismissal with a round of applause in the Courtroom (led by the Magistrate herself) for all of her hard work and dedication to her CASA kiddos and their whole family!  Sarah has been the epitome of the most wonderful CASA volunteer!  She has undoubtedly maintained consistent contact with her CASA kids through different placements and on to reunification with their mother and new baby sibling (who Sarah was also very much involved with).  Sarah was also there to help accompany the mother on the case to received her dental hygiene certification (which Sarah referred her to) and is also helping prepare the mother for her future career (with other programs that Sarah also referred her to).  Even the Magistrate was excited to celebrate our awesome volunteer and the case dismissal when she quickly passed this note along after the hearing:

The “mom on [this] case just credited her CASA, Ms. Wood, and the entire CASA program  for her case being dismissed today… She was given full allocation of [Parental Responsibility] today.   Mom says that she has not been able to smile in five years, but now she can, thanks to CASA!”

We could not have said it any better ourselves – Sarah makes us all smile brighter, too!  

We are honored to have Sarah in our program and are grateful to her employer, Northwestern Mutual,  (where she has been employed for over 20 years) for allowing her time away form work over the past year to volunteer with us and help this struggling family reunite and continue on their wonderful journey together.   

Sarah on vacation with her family.
We’re lucky to be able to add Sarah to our long list of amazing and life-changing CASA volunteers!  Thanks for all that you have done for so many people, Sarah, and we know that your list of those you help will just keep getting longer!