Monday, January 30, 2023
Connecticut CASA in the News during Mentoring Month
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Saturday, October 22, 2022
National Grant Boosts Growth
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Sunday, August 28, 2022
March on Washington, 59 Years Ago
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Today marks 59 years since the 1963 March on Washington, in which my father participated
as a graduate student.
In August 2013, on the 50th anniversary, he returned for a commemoration, and reflected on the occasion--for example, in a New York Times post, short essay, and TV interview. Earlier that month, my wife and I brought our young children for a different anniversary march and visit to sites
including the Lincoln and MLK Memorials.Surely the 60th anniversary in
August 2023 will bring additional commemorations, and commitments continually to renew the pursuit of equity and justice.
Tuesday, July 26, 2022
More Media, YouTube Channel
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CASA held a July 14 Benefit that
combined a panel discussion and musical performance with support from donors and sponsors. Details are in a New Haven Register preview article and subsequent New Haven Independent coverage, as well as on our YouTube channel.
The YouTube channel features an increasing array of videos, from TV news interviews and CASA volunteer testimonials
to musical performances by Brandon Sherrod, an ambassador for Connecticut CASA. We invite you to subscribe to the channel.
Sunday, July 24, 2022
Connecticut CASA Diversifying Funding as It Grows
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Through a competitive process, including an extensive application and data demands, Connecticut
CASA has secured some $142,000 in new government funding for 2022-23. The contract award, through the State Judicial Branch,
relies on federal Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) and American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) dollars, as described in the Hartford Courant, New Haven Register, other Hearst CT outlets, and social media.
In addition, Connecticut CASA was recently featured
on three TV news segments, when we received a TEGNA Foundation grant and CASA volunteer Dwayne Jackson joined me to discuss
his CASA role and how other volunteers might get involved.
Our CASA work depends on a blend of public, foundation,
and generous individual funding sources.