Rockwall County Library Adult Literacy seeks ESL volunteers

(ROCKWALL, TX – August 21, 2018) Rockwall County Library Adult Literacy is seeking evening volunteers to teach English as a Second Language one night per week.  Classes begin September 10.  All training and materials are provided. For more information, please contact Carol Cease, Adult Literacy Coordinator at the Library, ccease@rockwallcountytexas.com, 972 204 7700. Our monthly print […]

Lone Star CASA welcomes new volunteers

Lone Star CASA welcomes new volunteers

(ROCKWALL, TX — March 12, 2018) Six new CASA volunteers were sworn in on Feb. 26 by Judge Brett Hall.  Pictured from left to right are:  Mia Mainville, Jennifer Townsend, Clarissa Jayroe, Judge Brett Hall, Gabbie Corletto, Joni Jenkins and Robbie Pitts. Pictured separately is Arleen Martinez, who was sworn-in on Feb. 23. CASA volunteers […]

Lone Star CASA swears in new volunteers

(ROCKWALL, TX – Nov. 29, 2016) Eight new volunteers for Lone Star CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) were sworn in on Monday, November 21st.  Pictured from left are Angel Cleveland, Mac McDaniel, Jerry Francis, Stephanie Francis, Judge Brett Hall, Melinda Odom, Danielle Oliveira, Tiffany Dunkin and Candius Truscott. CASA volunteers complete 30 hours of training, […]

Lone Star CASA volunteers needed, information sessions set

(ROCKWALL COUNTY, TX – Nov. 16, 2016) Lone Star CASA volunteers are Court Appointed Special Advocates who help children in Kaufman and Rockwall Counties. They are appointed by a judge to discover the best possible outcome for abused or neglected children in foster care.  It is the goal of the CASA volunteer that every one […]

Lone Star CASA swears in record number of volunteers

Lone Star CASA swears in record number of volunteers

(ROCKWALL, TX — June 14, 2016) Thirteen new CASA volunteers were sworn in on Monday, June 13, setting a record for new volunteers!  Pictured from left to right are: Jim Craig, April Smigielski, Jessica Milton, Debbie Seese, Shelley Hays, Jodi Pendarvis, Judge Brett Hall, Robin Cruz, Greg Smith, Katrina Johnson, Chris Cameron, Mel Fox, Toni […]

Helping Hands honors volunteers with annual appreciation luncheon

Helping Hands honors volunteers with annual appreciation luncheon

(ROCKWALL, TX – April 11, 2016) Helping Hands of Rockwall County showed some well-deserved love to its dedicated team of volunteers on Monday, April 11, giving back to those who make up the life force of the agency during its Annual Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon held at Culpepper Steak House (309 I-30 Frontage Rd). Tarren Oswald, director of […]

Area volunteers show love for community

(ROCKWALL, TX – Feb. 4, 2016) I still get excited when a presidential election year rolls around. It’s one of our great American traditions: debating the future of our country every four years, then voting to see which vision attracts a majority. In fact, I’ve always believed that our right to vote is our most […]

Lone Star CASA seeks volunteers to advocate for children in foster care in Kaufman and Rockwall counties

(ROCKWALL COUNTY, TX – Feb. 2, 2016) While many children eagerly await candy and cards this Valentine’s Day, children in the child welfare system wait for something much more permanent – a loving home. Last year, more than 17,000 children were removed from their homes due to evidence of abuse or neglect and placed in […]

Rockwall Reading for Adults program to host tutor training

(ROCKWALL COUNTY, TX – Jan. 11, 2016) – The Rockwall County Library Literacy Program, Reading For Adults (RFA), will hold a training session for new tutors. RFA has been serving Rockwall County for over 15 years, providing free educational classes to community adults. The program offers classes in ESL (English as a Second Language), GED, […]

Lone Star CASA to host Volunteer Information Sessions

(ROCKWALL COUNTY, TX – August 15, 2015) Lone Star CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) is in need of more volunteers to serve the foster children of Rockwall County and Kaufman County. You don’t have to be a lawyer or social worker to be a volunteer.  Volunteers come  from all cultures, professions, and educational backgrounds.  CASA […]