Fonda Green has been appointed executive director of the Children's After School Achievement (CASA) Program at Hope College.
Green succeeds Connie Brummel, who retired this
summer after serving as CASA's director since 1994. She
manages CASA with Bob Boersma, who is program director and
has been with CASA since 1995.
CASA runs year-round, providing substance abuse
prevention, cultural awareness, academic and career
experiences to at-risk kindergarten through fifth grade
students. The program is intended to improve the students'
academic performance and help them develop healthy,
productive lifestyles. CASA's students meet after school
twice per week for two hours per session throughout the
school year, and in the mornings during the six-week summer
The program's 1998-99 school year begins on
Monday, Sept. 21. Approximately 90 students from the
Holland area will be participating.
Established by Marge Rivera in 1987, CASA was
originally administered by Latin Americans United for
Progress (LAUP) and housed at First United Methodist Church.
The program moved to the college in 1989, and is housed on
the ground level of Graves Hall.
Green was previously coordinator of special
programs in the Student Development Division at Hope, a
position that she had held since 1984. Her responsibilities
included creating and implementing programs for students and
the general campus community in the areas of women, non-
traditional students, alcohol education, and sexual assault
prevention and education.
During the 1983-84 school year, she was head
resident of Kollen Hall at Hope. She was a hall director in
the Division of Housing at the University of Florida at
Gainesville from 1980 to 1983.
Green's community involvements include Bread for
the World and Habitat for Humanity. She is also a Project
Charlie drug abuse prevention volunteer, and a classroom
volunteer at Van Raalte Elementary School.
She is active in her church, Fourth Reformed
Church in Holland, including as a member of the Neighborhood
Outreach Committee and as CROP Walk recruitment coordinator.
She is a member of the Executive Committee of the Classis of
Holland of the Reformed Church in America, and also chairs
the classis's Discipleship and Nurture Committee.
Green holds an education specialist and master of
education degree, with special emphasis in student personnel
services, from the University of Florida at Gainesville.
She holds a bachelor of science degree from Trevecca
Nazarene College in Nashville, Tenn.