CASA/LA makes the crucial connection—one caring adult to one child in need—that can be the turning point in a life that has been disrupted. Our most significant accomplishments happen every day—when an overlooked opportunity is found, a service is secured or an adult connection is made that will help to keep a child safe and give him or her an opportunity to succeed in life. The volunteers get to know the children and their circumstances, show them that someone cares, advocate for their best interests (including making recommendations to the Court), encourage them to grow to their fullest potential, and become involved in key issues in their life, especially permanent placement, and school, health, and mental health issues.
A CASA volunteer is often the sole consistent adult anchor for foster children. A Princeton intern would be beneficial to us because we are a small to mid size organization that can use the help of an intern within our development department. Our development department is responsible for raising over $5 million in order for us to sustain our operations.
Monterey Park, CA
- Research and create outreach list of local community organizations and businesses
- Help with outreach in regards to events, i.e. Wine+Art event, Justice Jog
- Database management; processing of acknowledgement letters for donors
- Help with social media and some marketing efforts
- Gathering of stories and helping CASA/LA build a system of stories and testimonials to share with funders
Interning with CASA of Los Angeles will be beneficial for a student who is interested in learning the day-to-day operations of fundraising within a non-profit organization.
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We are located near many affordable areas of Los Angeles including Monterey Park, Alhambra, San Gabriel Valley, Boyle Heights, East LA, Downtown LA, Pasadena.
The ideal candidate have:
- Creative writing skills
- Public speaking skills
- Organization skills
Additional or preferred qualifications:
- Graphic design
- Database management
- Tech savvy
Writing Sample Required
- Background Check