Saturday, October 17, 2020
Ambassadors Encouraging Volunteers for Children
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As previewed in an August post, CASA of Southern Connecticut held an October 15 forum with its ambassadors, Miye Oni and Brandon Sherrod--along with a volunteer advocate, Dwayne Jackson, a retired professional
who explained his motivation to get involved with the CASA movement for children. A recording of the event will eventually
Tuesday, October 6, 2020
Interrupting Cycles of Abuse
7:57 pm edt
Tuesday, September 22, 2020
Literacy Coalition on "Virtual Teaching and Learning: Supporting Youth and Families in 2020"
8:07 pm edt
Saturday, August 15, 2020
Ambassadors for a Good Cause: Miye Oni and Brandon Sherrod
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Now, CASA of Southern
Connecticut's ambassadors, Miye Oni and Brandon Sherrod (who both played basketball as Yale students), are making news.
Miye not only made the Utah Jazz roster, including the group currently in the Orlando "bubble"; he was there for
the first game of the NBA's resumed season, including a powerful pre-game moment, when players and coaches locked arms to protest systemic racism and hear a rendition of the National Anthem by Jon Batiste.
In addition, Miye recently started his first NBA game. After he volunteered to support the CASA cause in Connecticut, he also offered to be helpful to Utah CASA, for
example inviting a boy in foster care to attend a Jazz home game before the pandemic. Brandon grew up in Bridgeport and graduated Yale in 2016 with a degree in political science after taking a year off to
sing and travel the world with the Whiffenpoofs. In 2016, he was part of a Yale basketball team that won the Ivy League
and a game in the NCAA tournament; he earned all-league honors in setting the NCAA record with 30 consecutive field goals.
While at Yale, he and Javier Duren formed Team Sober, to discourage underage and excessive drinking. Since then, Brandon has
played pro basketball in Italy, where he recently signed for a fifth season.
For Zoom link and other
information, please contact: info[at]CASAsouthCT.org
Saturday, July 25, 2020
Board, Community Foundation, Grant News for CASA of Southern Connecticut
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have seen CASA of Southern Connecticut:
The board and I welcome the Community Foundation's provision of this additional platform to raise awareness and funds for our cause: recruiting, training, and supporting volunteer advocates for
the best interests of children in foster care.