Kappa Alpha Theta Fraternity adopted National CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) as its international philanthropy in 1989. CASA volunteers are trained and speak on behalf of abused and neglected children in court. CASA volunteers research the child's background details to help the court make a sound decision about the child's future. Today, there are more than 77,000 advocates serving in nearly 1,000 state and local program offices nationwide. CASA programs across the country are known by several different names, including Guardian ad Litem, Child Advocates and Voices for Children. Since the inception of CASA advocacy, volunteers have helped almost 240,000 abused and neglected children find safe, permanent homes in which they can thrive.

CASA programs can help a displaced child find the security needed to grow and reach full potential. It's been shown that:
  • Children who have been assigned CASA volunteers tend to spend less time in court and in foster care than those who do not have CASA representation.
  • CASA advocated children have better chances of finding permanent homes.
  • CASA cases are more likely to be reviewed on a regular basis by the court.
    Visit the National CASA website here

Visit the website for CASA-Advocates for Children in San Mateo County here.

 

Created by Thetas for Thetas, the Kappa Alpha Theta Foundation is dedicated to raising money for scholarships, educational and leadership grants, and financial hardship grants for our Kappa Alpha Theta members.

The Foundation awards more than $1 million dollars annually to its members. Since the Foundation's establishment in 1960, it has relied on the generosity of individual members, parents, friends of the organization, and college and alumnae chapters to assist in furthering the philanthropic aims of Kappa Alpha Theta. Individual members are encouraged to support the Foundation through annual, major and planned gifts. Alumnae chapters are required to make an annual unrestricted donation to the Foundation and a restricted gift to the Friendship Fund.

In return, the Foundation supports the Fraternity, helping to make the Fraternity's educational and leadership programs possible through an annual grant. This allows the Fraternity to direct resources to other important programming. The Foundation's vision is to one day be able to give every Theta every opportunity to make a difference. For this reason, the Fraternity and its members recognize the importance of supporting the Kappa Alpha Theta Foundation in promoting our values of highest scholarship and widest influence for good.
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