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Art galleries are a beneficial component of any neighborhood. Check out some of these ways art galleries are important and why you should visit them this summer.

If you’re new to the tea game, here’s a breakdown of some of the main types of healthy teas and why you should start drinking them right away.

Storytelling is powerful, and it has enormous benefits in store for you and those around you. Today we’re going to talk about how storytelling can impact your life.

May Day is a time to come together with family and friends and create festive crafts. If you’re looking for a way to get started, check out these 5 cool craft ideas to celebrate.

Whether it’s a few hours or a long commitment, volunteering not only supports those around you, but positively influences you as well. Here’s six ideas to get started.

The arts play a vital role in our society. In fact, without the arts, much of our history, expression and culture would be virtually nonexistent.

Meditation is powerful. If you’re unsure whether or not the practice is worth looking into, check out these top ways meditation can help improve your life.

Gina Shannon is a commercial portfolio manager for Premier Bank for the Akron/Canton region. She is originally from the area, and currently resides in Stow with her husband, Alex. She attended college at Methodist University in Fayetteville, North Carolina where she played on the golf team and obtained a business degree with a concentration in professional golf management. She is excited to join the CASA Board and help make a difference in the community!

Chris Ryba, Senior Technical Account Manager at Talkdesk, Inc., has recently joined the Summit County CASA Volunteer Board, taking on role of  Volunteer Recognition Committee Co-chair and serving on the PR/Marketing Committee. 

Chris has been a CASA Volunteer for 6 years and hopes to bring value to the CASA Board based on his experience in that role.  He looks for any opportunity to encourage others to contribute their time, talent, or resources to support children in Summit County. 
He lives in Hinckley with his wife, Gena, and together they volunteer for CASA events like the annual Toyshop and the Fall Fundraising Breakfast.

Turns out, regular writing and keeping a journal actually has a lot of surprising mental and emotional health benefits. Today, we’re going to check them out.

Despite their age, children can have a powerful impact in the community, if only we encourage them to do so. Here are four reasons kids should start volunteering young.

Gardening not only brings in beautiful colors, scents and foods to your home, but it has added benefits just for you. Here are some reasons you should plant a garden this season.

VOLUNTEER SPOTLIGHT: THEIR LOVE FOR CASA

Follow the link to learn more about the inspiring history of one family's decades-long commitment to the children of Summit County.

Sisters Supporting CASA at CASA/GAL Program of Summit County

By going green, we create a better environment for ourselves and future generations. Check out these easy ways you can live an altruistic—and green—lifestyle.

This Women’s History Month, get involved by showing support for the women in your community. Check out these ways you can remember powerful women from history, while advocating for women today.

When it comes to supporting local business, there’s more to it than helping the community; it supports you too. Check out these reasons why going local helps you out in the long run.

There are ways we can challenge ourselves to grow in empathy. If you want to learn more, check out these tips for how to cultivate more empathy for others.

What if you could live with more compassion this week and share love with other people in your community, country or even the world? Turns out, you can!

Ryan Silvestro of State and Federal Communications has recently joined the CASA Board Vounteer Association. Ryan is a research manager originally from Cleveland, Ohio, but has lived in the Akron area during and after graduating from college. Ryan obtained a B.A. in political science and a J.D. from the University of Akron. He currently resides in Copley with his adorable Pembroke Welsh Corgi Jameson. He hopes to aid CASA in continuing their mission to be a positive force in the community.

Pamela King of Pamela King Consulting has recently joined the CASA Board Vounteer Association and is taking on the position of PR and Marketing Committee Chair. Prior to becoming an Operations Consultant, Pamela taught high school Social Studies for 15 years. She is thrilled to be able to help serve young people again and can't wait to help spread the word about CASA.

Welcome Pam!

Give yourself and your loved ones the greatest gift this American Heart Month by focusing on making heart-healthy decisions towards a happier and healthier lifestyle.

It can sometimes be difficult to consider how exactly to recognize Black History Month. What can you do? Here are six ideas for honoring Black History Month.

Self-defeating thoughts can come when we least expect them and tear down our self-esteem and break our spirits. So how can we stand up to them and choose joy instead? Check out these 5 ways!

CASA Intern becomes a CASA/GAL Volunteer!

Article on Father and Daughter volunteering as CASA/GALs at Summit County CASA

The art of meeting new people, and establishing new relationships, is a genuine skill. And, you don’t even have to be a social butterfly to master it!

Fortunately, recent studies have shown that volunteering with people (or a cause you care about) can actually mitigate depression and anxiety issues.

Positivity is key to creating an altruistic lifestyle in the New Year. If you want to start 2024 off on a high note, check out these tips for living a positive life this year.

If you’re ready for fun and flurries this winter season, check out some of these great winter wonderland adventures to try with your family.

We’ve compiled a list just for you on last minute gift ideas that give back. Try some of these out to celebrate the holidays more altruistically this year.

Do you want more opportunities to give to your community? We’ve compiled a list of holiday fundraiser ideas to get involved in yourself or with other altruistic causes.

As we dive into the season of giving this month, let’s explore how the very action of giving can lead to a more altruistic life, improve our mood and even makes us happy.

Francesca Ritson has been a CASA volunteer since May, 2015 and has advocated for 28 children in 12 different families.

Singing with others has numerous health benefits for your body and mind. Here are a few ways to be healthier and happier with music in your life.

Interview with a husband and wife who are both CASA/GAL's within the CASA/GAL Program of Summit County.

Gratitude is about more than taking a second to say “Thanks.” Gratitude shows true appreciation. This Thanksgiving, we have some ideas for how you can give gratitude.

On November 25th, support your local businesses and discover hidden gems in your town.

This month looks at the world through the eyes of a child, so today we look at how you can recognize National Child Safety and Protection Month, and keep the children in your life safe.

If you strive to live an altruistic lifestyle, there are lots of ways to help out this Halloween. Here are some top tricks to make Halloween a treat for everyone.

Make October about more than just pumpkin spice lattes and costumes. Check out some of these ideas on how you can give back this month.

If you’re looking to celebrate this multicolor season in style with your family, check out these fun fall adventures you need to go on this year.

Dogs are the best, and this month you can celebrate them even more, because October is National Adopt a Shelter Dog Month!

Being kind to a stranger may seem simple, but it often requires a conscious effort to do. How can you show kindness to strangers in your life? We have 9 ideas to start.

How can you make a difference in the world? By reducing your carbon footprint. Check out these easy ways you can lessen your environmental impact and help save the earth.

A mentorship program has more in store than just for the mentee. If you’re not sure whether mentoring is right for you, take a look at these eight ways becoming a mentor can benefit you.

Tomorrow, September 12th, commemorates America’s favorite frothy chocolate drink in a way which brings together chocolate and ice cream lovers alike.

Whether you choose to volunteer at a local shelter, support military service personnel or donate to a cause you care about, your Labor Day can be focused on honoring those who have worked so hard to build up our country’s economic and political well being. 

While quotes might not directly stimulate our own lives, they play a significant role in encouraging a positive lifestyle. So go ahead, discover inspiration.

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