The Los Angeles Veterans Collaborative (LAVC) Meets Every 2nd Wednesday of the Month – Next Meeting Feb 12, 2020

The Los Angeles Veterans Collaborative (LAVC) is a structured network of public, private, and government agencies from across multiple sectors working together to improve the lives of veterans, service members, and military families in Los Angeles County. Our mission is achieved by strategically coordinating and improving veteran access to services, reducing barriers to care, and influencing policy to improve the lives of veterans and their families. 

Our Women Veterans Working Group consists of community outreach professionals, social workers, and policy advocates from veteran service organizations, public agencies, and community groups across Los Angeles County. This working group strives to develop strategies to ensure that the needs of female veterans are understood and met within the community.

Administered by USC Military and Veterans Programs, the Los Angeles Veterans Collaborative comprises community stakeholders and representatives from more than 300 organizations coordinating services and addressing the needs of veterans and military families in the Los Angeles area.   

LAVC meet every second Wednesday of the month.    

Join the Los Angeles Veterans Collaborative, LAVC, for next meeting, Nov. 13, 2019

Please join us for the next Los Angeles Veterans Collaborative (LAVC) meeting on Wednesday, November 13, 2019.  The collective meeting will begin at 10 am, and it will take place at the Bob Hope Patriotic Hall.  We have partnered with the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health (DMH) and the office of Military Veterans Affairs to host the next upcoming meetings.  Please don’t forget to register for the November meeting.    
If you are interested in attending the Women Veterans or the Access & Engagement working groups, please arrive at 9 am.

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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 

Click here for information flyer with details

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]