The CASA-NYC Associate Board is a group of young professionals in their 20's and 30's who devote their time and resources to raise awareness about issues facing children in foster care and to raise support for CASA-NYC. Becoming a member is a unique opportunity to support an organization serving the most vulnerable children, while furthering your professional, leadership and personal goals.



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You Can Make a Difference in a Child’s Life

Do you have a passion for helping children in foster care? Do you want to meet like-minded young professionals in NYC? If you want to get involved, take the first step by completing a short application.

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Court Appointed Special Advocates of New York City (CASA-NYC) is a volunteer-based organization whose primary mission is to help NYC’s foster children thrive while in placement, and to facilitate transition out of care and into safe, permanent, and loving homes. CASA-NYC is one of the oldest and largest of nearly 1,000 CASA programs in the United States, and is a member in good standing of the National CASA Association.

Board Composition and Terms

Associate Board members make an initial contribution of $250 to CASA-NYC, and serve a one-year term. Members demonstrating high engagement and strong performance are invited to serve subsequent terms. The Associate Board meets approximately once a month at the start of the term, though sub-committees generally meet on a more frequent basis as outlined by the respective chair. The Associate Board’s meeting frequency reduces to bi-monthly after the first few months.

Board Member Responsibilities

  • Understand, advance, and promote the mission and programming of CASA-NYC

  • Prepare for, attend, and actively participate in Associate Board and committee meetings; members who miss more than two meetings may lose membership status (contact the Associate Board Chair in advance if personal or professional events impact your ability to keep your commitment)

  • Advocate for CASA-NYC in your communities and workplaces; serve as an ambassador for the organization and leverage your networks to share resources and information that advance the organization’s goals

  • Make CASA-NYC a top priority for your charitable giving

  • Attend and support the annual benefit and other events sponsored by the Associate Board

  • Recruit new members who can contribute to the organization through leadership, finances, or with other resources (including Corporate Sponsorship)

  • Make an initial contribution amount of $250 on the CASA-NYC website

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