Stories tagged with: Cassandra McDonald

April 20, 2016 - 4:04pm
5 weeks 5 days ago

In celebration of Autism Awareness Month one local organization is hosting a 5k Walk/Run to build awareness.

The C.A.S.S-MIND academy is hosting its 2nd Annual 'Autism Walk' at the Buckingham House on Moxahala Ave. Sunday, April 24th. Registration is at 12:30 p.m and the walk begins at 2 p.m. CEO, Cassandra McDonald said this is not only a fundraiser but, it's a fun event to bring together the community all for a good cause.

"This is our community if we don't build it who...

March 31, 2016 - 4:21pm
8 weeks 5 days ago

A Zanesville native comes back to her roots to find inspiration for her book.

Amy Pickworth grew up right here in Zanesville, but currently lives in Rhode Island. Pickworth an author, poet, and editor, stopped by the C.A.S.S. M.I.N.D Academy Autism Learning Center to speak to students and also find material for her new book.

"I've been thinking a lot about history. And how we are all apart of where we came from and how that plays into my own life. I think there's a...

July 23, 2015 - 5:27pm
44 weeks 4 days ago

The CASS MIND Autism Learning Center took over the Tree House July 23, to spotlight those living with autism by showing off their musical talents.

The Arts and Autism Initiative is based in Columbus and CEO of the CASS MIND Autism Learning Center Cassandra McDonald brought the initiative to the local community.

"Every embellishment helps a community to grow and that's what we're all about," said McDonald. "We love Zanesville. We live here and we want to see it grow...

July 21, 2015 - 6:20pm
45 weeks 1 hour ago

 The CASS Mind Academy is bringing a new initiative to Zanesville.

The Arts & Autism in Ohio Initiative is in Columbus, and Cassandra McDonald wants to bring it to Muskingum County. It's a program that gives autistic kids the opportunity for hands on learning in different mediums in the arts.

"We're doing something especially different, introducing to the community," McDonald said. "I belong to an art initiative called Art & Autism in Columbus, Ohio,...

June 7, 2015 - 8:06pm
51 weeks 1 day ago

CASS Camp is back for their 12th year of performing arts, business, and leadership training.

The camp will run through Friday for campers grades K-12. Those in the performing arts will learn about music of all genres the industry. Those interested in business and leadership will learn about etiquette, debate, and speech. CEO and Director of CASS camp Cassandra McDonald said the camp is all about showing youth they can do anything they set their mind to.

"It's a chance...

May 14, 2015 - 5:49pm
1 year 2 weeks ago

An international tenor is coming to Zanesville to give two separate performances.

Jesús Hernández began his career as an opera singer in the year 2008. Hernández will be performing at the Buckingham House on Saturday at 7PM. All of the proceeds will go toward the CASS-MIND Academy. Hernández told us what it means for him to be able to take part.

"It's kind of leaving a little piece of me into something this big. It's kind of like putting a little stone into something that is...

April 26, 2015 - 8:47pm
1 year 5 weeks ago

One local group gave the community the opportunity to enjoy the sun today!

The C.A.S.S. M.I.N.D. Academy had an Autism Walk at the Buckingham House on Moxahala Avenue. Those who attended enjoyed food, live music, the chance to meet an intervention specialist and an educational opportunity to learn more about what autism is. CEO Cassandra McDonald says all of the money raised goes back to the academy's cause.

"It goes toward the tuition and the things that we need to help out...

April 23, 2015 - 8:08pm
1 year 5 weeks ago

Tamara Brown of the Black Theater Workshop of Montreal made a visit to Zanesville.

The purpose of her visit was to familiarize herself with the Zanesville area and promote the CASS-Mind Academy, the Pure Arts Center and the new Putnam Project for her summer workshop. Brown will be directing these summer programs.

"What we'll be doing is we'll be doing some acting and movement and theater workshops with youth ages 16 to 18, 5 days a week and it's really an incredible...

June 8, 2014 - 7:45pm
1 year 51 weeks ago

An award winning Zanesville camp is gearing up for this year's session which begins Monday.

CASS Camp runs through Friday at Hallowed Hills. While it is celebrating its 11th anniversary, camp CEO Cassandra McDonald said this year's camp is new and improved.

"CASS Camp stands for Creating Artists, Stimulating Success," she said.  "For several years we were just a performing camp, but now we are slash business. So we're business, art, and music. We have a...

April 27, 2014 - 8:38pm
2 years 4 weeks ago

Balloons, puzzles and people scattered the lawn at the CASS Mind Academy's Autistic Learning Center Sunday afternoon.

Nearly 200 people came out to the first ever Autism Walk hosted by the school. The event was a way for the community to become familiar with all of the programming that the newly established center has to offer. It also allowed local children and their parents to let loose and have fun.

"This is our conclusion of our Autism Awareness month. We had an affair...

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