posted April 11, 2001

Easter Gifts for CASA Kids

The college community has provided an
Easter treat for children in the Children's After School
Achievement (CASA) program at Hope.

Various students, student groups, faculty and staff 
members have donated 50 gift baskets to the "Easter Service
Project" organized on behalf of CASA by the college's Office
of Volunteer Services.

"The campus response to this has been truly
wonderful," the office's organizers noted. "The baskets
that we've received have all been terrific."

The Monday-Wednesday CASA children and their
tutors stopped by the office in the student office block in
the DeWitt Center on Wednesday, April 11, to pick up their
baskets.

CASA runs year-round, providing substance abuse
prevention, cultural awareness, academic and career
experiences to at-risk kindergarten through fifth grade
students. The program is intended to improve the students'
academic performance and help them develop healthy,
productive lifestyles. CASA's students meet after school
twice per week for two hours per session throughout the
school year, and in the mornings during a six-week summer
session.