Become an Educational Decision Maker (EDM) Volunteer


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Cause Areas

When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

1501 Cherry StreetPhiladelphia, PA 19102


About

CASA OF PHILADELPHIA COUNTY

EDUCATIONAL DECISION MAKER (EDM) PROGRAM

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) Philadelphia trains members of the community to advocate in family court for neglected and abused children.

CASA was recently awarded a grant from Impact100 Philadelphia to develop our Educational Decision Maker (EDM) program. An EDM volunteer is an individual who has been screened and trained by CASA Philadelphia and appointed by the court to serve as the legal "parent" for children in out-of-home care who do not have anyone to make educational decisions on their behalf.

We are looking for:

~Someone who forms a direct relationship with the child.

~Someone who will visit that child as needed to address educational concerns.

~Someone who will have contact with school personnel, caseworkers, and placement facility staff about the child’s educational needs; attend school meetings and review appropriate school records.

A background in education is preferred, but not required.

To find out more and to apply, please go to: www.casaphiladelphia.org or contact us at: info@casaphiladelphia.org.

Skills

  • Literacy / Reading
  • Special Needs
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Reading / Writing
  • General Education
  • Tutoring

Good Match For

Kids Teens

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • 10 hours per month.
  • 7 hours of pre-service training, ongoing in-service trainings
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