Front Row: Gillian Patton, Tiffany Allen, Marielle Stair, Judge Shearer - Western Judicial Circuit Juvenile Court Judge
National CASA Conference Recap
This year, our own Jane Ellison and Susie Weller went to the National CASA Conference this year. It was held in Anaheim, CA. The topics discussed include trauma informed care, maintaining an online presence, and other important and current topics. Read the full blog post by Susie here.
Volunteer Appreciation May 7th 5:30pm
-Executive Director Tony Waller
On May 7th, Children First will host our annual Volunteer Appreciation at the Cottage on Pope Street. This event is held to recognize those that generously give of their time to ensure the success of our programs. Athens-Oconee CASA volunteers alone have given over 5000 hours of service this past year to those we serve.
Volunteerism isn't limited to those working with CASA. We have had friends assist with the annual DFCS Holiday Party, child care for Foster Parent's appreciation, helping put on GleeOff and our Administrative Professionals' Day Luncheon, as well as numerous other little things. We are appreciative of our current and past board members, who graciously represent Children First in the business community, provide us a sounding board and direction, and help us provide solid programs working with families in crisis.
Please join us on May 7th at 5:30 PM at our offices. We hope to see you there!
Anne Howard Dooley graduated in December and is now off to start an exciting career in Public Relations in Atlanta.
Kyndall Hester is graduating this week and has been accepted to the UGA School of Social Work Master's program for the Fall.
Rashaida Melvin is graduating this week and has been accepted into the Teach For America program. She will be teaching high school students in Eastern North Carolina this Fall.