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Trainings, surveys, resources & other exciting opportunities for local CASA programs from other organizations within the child welfare community. Below you will find all of the latest Other Opportunities articles – to browse other categories, return to the Inside CASA home page or use the navigation list in the right column.

Engaging Faith Communities with CASA on Stand Sunday

Stand Sunday is a great opportunity to connect with faith communities and share the CASA mission. Communities of faith across Texas and the globe have set Sunday, Nov. 10, aside to pray for children in the child welfare system. This year, Texas CASA has partnered with the Christian Alliance for Orphans (CAFO) and Child Protective… Read more »

Foster Youth Congressional Internship Program Accepting Applications

The Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute has opened applications for their 2020 Foster Youth Internship Program! The program, located in Washington, D.C., is open to youth who have been in the foster care system for at least 24 consecutive months and/or at least a total of 36 months. Additionally, applicants must be actively enrolled in… Read more »

Texas Workforce Commission Programs Support Foster Care Population

The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) recently hosted the 2019 TWC Youth in Foster Care Conference in Austin. TWC and their statewide network of 28 local Workforce Development Boards are committed to serving the foster care population, and they provide considerable resources to help older and transitioning youth, young adults and foster alumni. TWC released a… Read more »

Grant Available for Census Outreach Efforts

Texans Care for Children is offering four $5,000 mini-grants to nonprofits and community organizations in Texas. This grant opportunity is focused on supporting a full and accurate count of young children, immigrant communities and communities of color. It is vital to have accurate reporting of populations, as federal funding for our communities and many government… Read more »

Free Plus-Size Stock Photo Collection

In our effort to reflect many different people and backgrounds through the photos we use, we wanted to share a wonderful stock photo library featuring plus-size individuals. Provided by AllGo, these photos feature groups and individuals in various situations such as cooking, hanging out with friends and relaxing at home. “Despite the fact that two-thirds… Read more »

Free Two-Day Learning Retreat in Dallas on Infants & Toddlers

First 3 Years, an organization dedicated to advancing the healthy development of infants, toddlers and their families, will be hosting The Texas Cross Site Learning Retreat on Infants and Toddlers on Oct. 10-11 in Dallas. Register Here This learning retreat is free to attend. Hotel accommodations are available for the Hyatt Place Dallas, with rooms… Read more »

Canva: A Free & Accessible Graphic Design Tool

Canva is a free-to-use graphic design website that has built-in tools and templates to make your work easy. Canva allows anyone, regardless of skill level, to create beautiful and engaging graphics with ease. Canva also offers nonprofits Canva Pro for FREE – just fill out the application! With Canva Pro, you get all the basic features,… Read more »

Texas Youth Hotline: Support for Children & Parents

The Texas Youth Hotline is a free, 24/7 support and prevention service for children, youth, siblings, parents and other family members who need a caring voice and sympathetic ear. Trained volunteers are always available to provide guidance on questions like: I ran away from home. Where can I find help? I want to leave home. Can I move… Read more »

Understanding the Needs of Young Parents

The Child and Family Research Partnership at the UT Austin Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs has released a new policy brief, Understanding the Needs of Young Parents and the Best Approaches for Serving Them. The policy brief gains its insight from a series of focus groups held with young mothers, young fathers and… Read more »

BidRocket: An Option to Manage Your Fundraising

Searching for a tool to help your CASA program manage its fundraising efforts? BidRocket may be able to help. BidRocket is a software designed to help nonprofits manage their fundraising efforts – allowing you to host any fundraising effort with ease. It has a multitude of features that will help a nonprofit run any event,… Read more »