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Meet Community Engagement Specialist Jen Adame

What is your role with CASA of Denton County?
My role with CASA is to engage the community through meeting and talking with groups to let them know exactly what CASA does and how they can get involved.  I assist other team members to further that engagement. If anyone has a group, no matter how big or small, that wants to know more, please contact us, and I will arrange it! 

What is your professional and educational background?
I graduated from UNT in 2019 at the age of 50. Go Mean Green! I used to run a non-profit community theatre and still volunteer there today. I have enjoyed working with kids in many capacities since I was in high school. 

Why did you decide to come work for CASA?
CASA assists kiddos during a very difficult time in their lives.  I feel like CASA fills a void in the system that can greatly change their futures. I knew I wanted to be a part of that hope. 

What have you found to be most rewarding about working for CASA so far?
I appreciated getting to go through the volunteer onboard training. It was so thorough, and I loved getting to sit alongside some of our future CASAs as we all learned about the ways we could positively impact a child’s life. It was rewarding to be a part of that.  

Is there anything you’ve found surprising about engaging with the community as a representative of CASA of Denton County?
One thing that has surprised me is that everyone has heard of CASA, but most people can’t tell you exactly what CASA does. I’m excited to share with everyone what CASA is doing in the community.  

Why do you think it’s important for our local community to support CASA and our work?
CASA is impacting our community, one child at a time. Each child that can be helped in some way can go on to make the world a better place, starting right in the community where they grow up.   

Is there anything you’d like to say to someone considering volunteering for CASA?
Please come to an information session and ask all of the questions! The staff here is full of information, knowledge, and so much experience. There is always a need for child advocates and volunteers for events! 

If you have a group you’d like Jen to speak to, contact her at or call (940) 243-2272.