|Kansas CASA Welcomes New Staff Member
Posted June 24, 2014 6:53 pm
Kansas CASA would like to welcome Samantha King to the CASA family. Samantha was hired in mid-June to fulfill the recently advertised position as Outreach Coordinator. Samantha’s duties will involve facilitating strategies to strengthen the capacity of the Association to effectively increase awareness and which support statewide volunteer recruitment efforts. Samantha recently graduated from Fort Hays State University with a Master degree in Instructional Technology, she also holds a Bachelor degree in Technology Leadership. In her free time Samantha enjoys spending time with her horses and dogs, along with hunting and fishing with her boyfriend Dillon. As a Green Bay, Wisconsin native she loves football season and of course the Green Bay Packers! Kansas CASA is excited to add Samantha to their team and look forward to what she has to offer.
|Wichita CASA Director Honored
Posted May 29, 2014 11:04 am
The Wichita Business Journal has revealed the members of the 40 Under 40 class of 2014. The 40 Under 40 program began in 1998 to honor rising leaders in Wichita who excel in their professions and contribute to the community. Congratulations to Ashley Thorne, Executive Director, CASA of Sedgwick County for be selected as a member of this year's class.
|Sunflower Foundation Supports Statewide Project
Posted May 6, 2014 2:22 pm
Kansas CASA has received word from the Topeka-based Sunflower Foundation: Health Care for Kansans that it has been awarded a grant by the organization. The grant to Kansas CASA, totaling $31,387, will be used for a statewide upgrade of CASA Manager, our volunteer and case management system. This project will provide updated software and training to the 23 CASA programs in Kansas.
The Sunflower Foundation, created in 2000, is a philanthropic organization with the mission to serve as a catalyst for improving the health of Kansans, which it supports through a program of grants, awards and related activities.
Kansas CASA is thankful to the Sunflower Foundation for their support of this project.
|Volunteer of the Month
Posted August 11, 2014 1:42 pm
Congratulations to Jenny Bazin of Topeka, she is our recognized volunteer of the month for August. Jenny decided to become a CASA volunteer 2.5 years ago after hearing an interview on public radio about an adult survivor of child abuse. The interviewee spoke about how she relied on her CASA volunteer when she and her siblings were in the system. The interview moved Jenny to become a CASA volunteer herself. Imagine navigating this world without a safe, loving, and permanent home. That's a scary thought, says Jenny. Jenny knows as a CASA that she can change that experience for a child, she can be the voice, their touchstone.