January is National Mentoring Month and yesterday evening SFCASA had the honor to participate in San Francisco District Attorney George Gascón’s inaugural mentor-advocate appreciation and recruitment event graciously hosted by Marcus Bookstore, the nation’s oldest African-American bookstore. (If you’ve never visited Marcus Bookstore, be sure to check out both their San Francisco and Oakland locations!)
SFCASA was joined by a number of its outstanding community partners, including Minds Matter, the YMCA, Seven Tepees, SFUSD’s Mentoring for Success Program and Big Brothers Big Sisters. All participating organizations staffed recruitment tables to answer questions and encourage involvement of those in search of volunteer opportunities with local youth. DA Gascón also personally acknowledged the tremendous advocacy and mentorship work of SFCASA volunteers including Dawn Snyder, Catherine Reilly, Alex Hopson, Adrian Jenkins and Chris Dionisio. SFCASA currently has referrals for 85 children and teenagers in foster care waiting to be matched with a caring and committed CASA volunteer. Please help spread the word and consider creating positive change in the life of one of our community’s most invisible children.
SFCASA extends special gratitude to Greg, Karen and Lance of Marcus Bookstore, Rebecca Prozan, Director of Community Relations of the Office of the District Attorney, and District Attorney George Gascón, who gave a warm tribute to those mentors who positively impacted his own life as a young man.
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