2019 Associate Board Roles and Responsibilities


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.

Associate Board members make an initial contribution of $250 to the organization, 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. Associate Board meeting frequency reduces to bi-monthly after the first few months.


•      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 by May 15, 2019

You can apply to become a member of the Associate Board here.