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Tour of Champions – Exciting Redesign

CASA’s Tour of Champions are informative sessions where Advocates, staff and board members share their personal stories of service to the children of our community. For the start of the new fiscal year, we are making some exciting changes to the speakers, stories, and program logistics. Please join us at our next tour! Be sure to RSVP to Christina Higgs at or (210) 225-7070.    

Upcoming Tour Dates:
Thursday, August 22 from 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Thursday, September 26 from 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Thursday, October 24 from 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Art & Soul with American Sunrise

On July 16, CASA hosted an Art & Soul event at American Sunrise. The goal of American Sunrise is “to serve as a catalyst in the revitalization of the neighborhoods by providing economic and education opportunities that improve the lives of working families”.  CASA strongly supports this philosophy and felt it was a natural fit for us to partner with an organization working to make our community a better and safer place for children.

During the event, several CASA staff members worked with a classroom of children to create unique and colorful self portraits.  Click here to view photos.

CASA and American Sunrise serve the same demographic of children in Bexar County and we were excited to share our Art & Soul initiative with them.  If you are interested in participating in an Art & Soul event at CASA, please contact Tara Barisic at or (210) 225-7070.

United Way Campaign 2013 – “Catch the Spirit”

It’s that time of year again!  The United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County is getting ready to kick off this year’s campaign - “Catch the Spirit.”

The United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County funds 135 strong, well-managed programs and initiatives at 62 different agencies, one of which is Child Advocates San Antonio (CASA). The total amount raised in the 2012 campaign was more than $50 million.

Contributions from the United Way make up approximately 10% of our agency’s annual operating revenue.  Please consider designating CASA (#570) as your preferred agency during this year’s United Way campaign.  If your place of business also participates, work with your company’s point of contact to arrange for CASA to make a presentation to employees during the campaign.