Events

Apr
27

EDM Training for CASA Volunteers (Open to Volunteers Only)

4:00pm - 6:00pm

Are you a CASA volunteer who would like to train to be an Educational Decision Maker (EDM) volunteer?  Join us on Thursday, April 27. 2017 for our EDM training.

An Educational Decision Maker (EDM) volunteer is an individual who has been appointed by the court to serve as the legal “parent” for children in out-of-home care who do not have a parent willing, able, or available to make educational decisions on their behalf.  An EDM volunteer advocates on behalf of a child’s educational needs by fulfilling the legal parental role for making education decisions on behalf of the child, including educational services.  An EDM volunteer is afforded all of the rights of a parent of a child who is enrolled in school in either regular or special education services. 

Volunteers will earn 2 hours of in-service training credits for attending this training.

Please RSVP to Program Director Cynthia Mason at cynthia.mason@casaphiladelphia.org if you would like to attend this training.

May
10

May 10, 2017: CASA of Philadelphia's 10th Birthday Party Benefit Dinner (Open to the Public)

6:00pm - 9:00pm

CASA of Philadelphia's 10th Birthday Party Benefit Dinner will take place on May 10th, 2017 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm at the Pyramid Club. This upscale and festive event will celebrate the organization's "10th Birthday" and will honor key supporters over the past decade. The evening program will include a cocktail reception and silent auction, dinner and dessert catered by the Pyramid Club and a short presentation by CASA's leaders and event honoree.

Click here for more information, and to purchase your ticket!

SKYTOP COCKTAIL RECEPTION & SILENT AUCTION

Amazing Views and a Chance to Win Big!

Mix, mingle and take your best shot at spectacular auction packages. You won't want to miss your chance to win vacation getaways, concert tickets, massages, personal training and yoga packages, salon services, baby themed baskets with handmade quilts and more:

Best of Philly Experiences gift basket including 4 Phillies Hall of Fame Club tickets and a concessions voucher, passes to the Franklin Institute, Art Museum and Philadelphia Zoo

Jersey Shore Beachfront Getaway including a 5 day, 4 night stay beachfront in a spectacular Avalon, NJ private residence

Historical Private Tour and Overnight Stay at Union League of Philadelphia

Billy Joel Live at Citizens Bank Park including two (2) tickets for the September 9th performance

SUNSET DINNER WITH OPEN BAR

Bring your appetite! Savor the chef-prepared three course dinner served buffet style. Menu includes pasta dishes, cedar plank salmon, a top roast carving station and assortment of savory sides.

Of course it wouldn't be a birthday party without a sweet ending, so save some room for dessert.

May
17

Unpacking the Evaluation Report and Reevaluation Report (Open to Volunteers Only)

6:00pm - 8:00pm

Did you know that a student's Evaluation Report (ER) and Reevaluation Report (RR) documents provide essential information for developing and refining her IEP? By familiarizing yourself with these documents and the data that they contain, you can enhance your effectiveness as an EDM advocate at the IEP Team Meeting. Join Amy Eisen for a session to orient you to and navigate you through the ER and RR. All attendees are encouraged to bring in questions and concerns about their individual student's Evaluation Reports and/or Reevaluation Reports. 

Ms. Eisen has been serving students with special needs, their families and teachers for over 35 years. Her professional background includes pediatric occupational therapist, certified school psychologist and, most recently, school administrator.

Volunteers will earn 2 hours of in-service training credits for attending this training.

Please RSVP to Program Director Cynthia Mason at: cynthia.mason@casaphiladelphia.org if you would like to attend this training.