Glendale, CA 2019 Tech Week, Coming in September

Innovation peaks in the silicon mountains.

SEPTEMBER 14-21, 2019 

Glendale, California boasts a thriving tech ecosystem that is home to over 1000 high tech firms that generate over $5 billion dollars in sales each year and employ over 41,000 people. Get in on the action during Glendale Tech Week 2019. Employer demos, Job Fair, Start-up Pitches, Speakers and More!

Verdugo CNC Machinist Academy, Next Cohort Starts Sept. 3, 2019

The Verdugo CNC Machinist Academy at Glendale Community College provides hands-on training for adults (18 and over) in the high demand job of Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Machinist.  The Academy is designed to train adults with disabilities who want to enter the manufacturing industry. Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders are encouraged to apply! 

Interested in more information? Contact Tina Hartyon at the Verdugo Jobs Center (818) 937-8080 ▪ thartyon@glendaleca.gov 

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Army’s 244th birthday

The Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) and Joint Force Headquarters DOD-Information Network (JFHQ-DODIN) workforce and their guests celebrated the Army’s 244th birthday at their joint headquarters on Fort George G. Meade June 14.

The theme of this year’s Army birthday is, “America’s Army: Honoring the call to service from D-Day to today.” 

JFHQ-DODIN Executive Director Jeffery R. Jones, a 30-year Army veteran and the event’s guest speaker, explained the D-Day invasion of Normandy, France, and the Army’s establishment 244 years ago, reflect the Army’s deep connection with personal values and commitments.

Read more at [https://www.disa.mil/NewsandEvents/2019/244th-Army-birthday-celebration]

Memorial Day Event in Burbank, CA May 27, 2091

The City of Burbank Parks & Recreation Department and the Burbank Veterans Committee Proudly Presents a Memorial Day Ceremony. A time of song, word, remembrance, and celebration. At the McCambridge Park War Memorial, Corner of San Fernando Road & Amherst Drive.

Time: 11:00 am

Location: McCambridge Park War Memorial San Fernando Road & Amherst Drive Burbank,

For more information please call 818-238-537

Memorial Day Event in Glendale, CA – May 27, 2019

Forest Lawn—Glendale’s Memorial Day Commemoration will be a historic event celebrating the heroism of the United States Military and honoring the memories of American veterans. Beginning at 1:00 PM on Monday, May 27, 2019, the featured remembrance will delight audiences of all ages with a symphony of patriotic events made possible thanks to partnerships with 1887 Fund, Leadership Pasadena, and Wellness Works. The events include a recitation of the “Gettysburg Address” and “Pledge of Allegiance”; an invocation and benediction by Lieutenant Jennifer Shiflett of The Salvation Army Glendale & Community Center; and performances of patriotic music, including “The Star-Spangled Banner”and “Battle Hymn of the Republic,”as well as “Taps” performed by the Band of the California Battalion and a memorial march featuring Scottish bagpipes and drums.

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Introducing: Community Veteran Justice Project

Our mission is to provide free assistance to veterans who are navigating pending criminal cases

The Community Veteran Justice Project (CVJP) is dedicated to ensuring current and former military service members receive the information, support, and services they need to use California’s Veteran Statutes to improve their lives.​

CVJP provides specific services, policy advocacy, and community education to assist justice-involved service members/veterans with obtaining alternative sentencing for some felonies, and diversion for misdemeanor cases. This can result in treatment rather than incarceration, some cases being dismissed, and records being sealed.

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Glendale Tech on Tap Free Film Screening & Gathering – May 22, 2019

 Glendale Tech on Tap in partnership with DishDivvy, will sponsor a screening of the excellent film Soufra at the Glendale Laemmle. Guests will enjoy a Soufra-inspired boxed meal to enjoy during the film, prepared by local DishDivvy HomeCooks.

Soufra follows the unlikely and inspirational story of Mariam Shaar – a generational refugee who has spent her entire life in the Burj El Barajneh refugee camp in Lebanon. Mariam sets out against all odds to change her fate by launching a successful catering company, “Soufra,” eventually expanding it into a food truck business with a diverse team of fellow refugee women.

Click here to learn more and purchase tickets.