The Monrovia Rotary Club is pleased to welcome Camrin Christensen as the speaker at our regular meeting on Tuesday, December 22 at noon at the Monrovian Restaurant.
Camrin joined CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children) of Los Angeles as Director of Volunteer Recruitment and Outreach in January 2015. She is heading up the organization’s efforts to triple the number of volunteers serving as court appointed special advocates for children in foster care. Part of this role includes developing partnerships with community groups, in order to increase awareness of the opportunity to become a court appointed special advocate for one of the 30,000 children in the dependency system in LA County. She looks forward to sharing information about the work of the organization and the role of the volunteer advocates in the lives of the foster children they work with.
Prior to joining CASA, Camrin worked for an Orange County based non-profit focused on providing at-risk youth with social and educational opportunities during after-school time. She also worked at the UC Irvine Department of Education, recruiting and monitoring undergraduate volunteers in after school service learning placements. Camrin Christensen has held management positions at Eurasia Partnership Foundation, an organization focused on promoting civic engagement in the South Caucasus. She also worked to eliminate corruption through increasing public access to information and facilitating citizen engagement in good governance. Camrin has an MA in International Affairs from the Fletcher School at Tufts University and a BA from Wellesley College. She was a Fulbright Scholar (Tbilisi, Georgia) andRotary Ambassadorial Scholar (Irkutsk, Russia) and is multilingual in Spanish, Russian and Georgian.
More information about CASA of Los Angeles can be found at: www.casala.org