Mandated Reporter Training: Open to the Public

9:30am - 12:30pm

Join us on Thursday, October 20, 2016 from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm at the Friends Center for an in-person mandated reporter training.  This year, our Exchange neighbors the Bartol Foundation here at the Friends Center are sponsoring this valuable training.  It was a hit last time around when CASA sponsored it, so be sure to sign up if you have never attended before.  If you have already done an online mandated reporter training, this will be a more thorough refresher.

Please RSVP by October 6th through Bartol here .

If you are a CASA volunteer, you will receive 3 hours of in-service training credits for attending this training.



WHYY Pledge Drive

5:45am - 10:00am

CASA at the WHYY Pledge Drive—We need you!          

CASA has a great opportunity to gain exposure on WHYY during their annual pledge drive.  As people are driving their morning commute, they will get to hear about the amazing work CASA volunteers are doing in our community.  Here’s where you come in-- we need volunteers to staff the drive.  We are scheduled for October 21st from 5:45 a.m. until 10 a.m.  Coffee and breakfast will be provided. 

If you are interested in volunteering, please contact CASA board member Eileen Horgan at by October 7th.


4th Annual CASA Superhero Walk/Run! (New Format This Year)


Join us Sunday, October 30th for CASA’s 4th Annual 5K Run/Walk.  Come dressed as your favorite superhero or just as you are and enjoy a day down by the river with CASA staff, volunteers, and other area non-profits.  This year, for the first time ever, we are partnering with GENEROSITY PHILLY!


Logistics:          BIB PICKUP TIME:    7:30 am;     START TIME:   9:00 a.m.

Register today!   Please go to the CASA PHILADELPHIA EVENT page and claim one of the participant slots by clicking “REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT.”  You will have three options:

- Individual participant

- Join a team

- Start a team


Demystifying the IEP: In-service Training for Volunteers

6:00pm - 8:00pm

Calling all CASA and EDM volunteers!  Come and join Dr. Lisa Dissinger and Ms. Amy Eisen on November     3, 2016, 6-8 pm in the MLK conference room at the Friends Center (3rd Floor, 1501 Cherry Street) for a discussion of how to advocate for your child’s educational needs based off of their individualized educational plan (IEP).  Dr. Dissinger and Ms. Eisen will focus on how to look at the basic components of an IEP and how they can inform "good" educational decisions and advocacy, whether you are an EDM or CASA volunteer. All attendees are encouraged to bring in questions and concerns about their individual child's IEPs.

Dr. Dissinger is a child psychologist and certified school psychologist who works in many private and public schools in the Philadelphia area. She also volunteers for CASA as an EDM volunteer and will be available this year to provide additional supervision to EDMs with children in residential placement.

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. Ms. Eisen also is available to provide additional supervision to EDMs for children with special needs who attend area public schools.


Please RSVP to: Cynthia Mason at  You will receive 2 hours of in-service training credits for attending this training.