CASA's Alumni Network
Feeling nostalgic and want to keep in touch with CASA? You're in luck! CASA now manages an expansive alumni network, comprised of past member delegates and staff who have gone on to build impressive careers, raise families, and had all sorts of other incredible experiences. Those who are part of the network receive a quarterly newsletter with updates on CASA's activities, as well as invitations to attend alumni meet-ups in their area or to mentor current CASA delegates.
CASA's Alumni Council
For over two decades, student leaders and young professionals have started their careers with CASA, and the organization now has an impressive group of former delegates and staff members. These individuals are uniquely positioned to understand the organization and advise its current members and staff. Therefore, the Alumni Council was created. Its purpose is to enhance the organization's institutional memory, strengthen CASA's reputation among federal decision-makers, provide valuable guidance to the organization, and increase the value of CASA's membership.
When the council is complete, it will comprise of 7 members who are either past CASA members or staff (or both!), and it will be chaired by the Chair of CASA's Board of Directors. To join the Alumni Council, interested CASA alumni must submit an application, which will be reviewed and assessed by CASA's current Board of Directors. Each successful applicant will serve a term of two years on the council, with the option to extend their term for another two years following. Alumni Council members will play an advisory role to current CASA members and staff, will manage the CASA alumni network (including potentially organizing meet-ups or connecting mentors and mentees), and may propose other projects that further CASA's interests. While council members may have partisan backgrounds or beliefs, each member is required to work in a non-partisan capacity and in the best interest of CASA when conducting Alumni Council work. The time commitment required from an Alumni Council member is estimated to be 3-5 hours per month, including attending a monthly conference call.
The deadline to apply for the Alumni Council has now passed, and a selection will be made by CASA's Board of Directors by mid-May, 2018. For any questions about the Alumni Council, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.