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Meet Our Advocates: Rob Ortega

This Hispanic Heritage Month, we’re celebrating CASA Volunteer Rob Ortega and sharing how his heritage and understanding of Hispanic culture have allowed him to deepen his connections with his foster youth.

Child Advocates Celebrates Diversity and Culture at Fiesta Mi Gente

Child Advocates debuts Fiesta Mi Gente, the first of many new events celebrating cultures representative of the youth Child Advocates serves.

Newsom Signs Bill Seeking To Protect Lgbtq Youth From Hostile Foster Homes

A bill seeking to amend the foster care vetting process to ensure LGBTQ youth are not placed in homes that could become hostile towards them is set to become California law.

Child Advocates of Silicon Valley Swears in Over 20 New CASA Volunteers to Support Systemically Underserved Youth

Child Advocates of Silicon Valley swears in 22 new Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Volunteers, prioritizing the need for more male, bilingual Spanish-speaking and Hispanic CASAs to serve children on the waitlist.

Meet Our Advocates: Kristin Taylor

Kristin Taylor’s professional background uniquely informs her ability to support her youth academically and socially, and this month we’re doing a deep dive into her advocacy journey.

Child Advocates Hosts 18th Annual O’Leary Golf Classic

Over 85 of Silicon Valley’s top corporate and philanthropic leaders gather to golf “FORE” foster youth at Child Advocates’ annual golf tournament, raising over $170k.

Santa Clara County Increases Funding for Foster Youth

Three key foster youth programs in the Santa Clara County are receiving more money that will help kids in the classroom and even after they turn their tassels.

Child Advocates Celebrates CASA Volunteers at Appreciation Event

Child Advocates invites over 15 Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Volunteers & Mentors at Topgolf San Jose for a special appreciation event.

A College Diploma Can Open Doors. Now California’s Foster Youth Are Getting Extra Dollars to Help.

It’s not quite free, but California is making higher education more financially accessible than ever, allocating $25 million a year toward the higher education of foster youth.

Meet Our Advocates: Anuja Burns

A chance encounter changed Anuja Burns’ life when a candidate she was interviewing mentioned being a CASA. Now we’re shining the spotlight on her and sharing how tenacity, resourcefulness and leading with joy contribute to her work SHOWING UP for foster youth.

Child Advocates Hosts 3rd Annual CASA Summit

Over 65 CASAs gather for a day of learning, networking and community-building at Child Advocates’ CASA Summit 2023, featuring keynote speaker Julie Kurtz.

California Foster Youth Can Now Attend College for Free

Foster youth across California will now be able to attend college, free of charge, after new legislation, SB 307, was signed into the state budget.