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.

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Writing Scholarship for Veterans

The LWC Baker Veteran Scholarship
SCHOLARSHIP details: Applicant must be a veteran of the armed services, and not have a book in publication but should be generating work with the intent of being published in established literary magazines and/or have other awards of merit. The goal of this scholarship is to give an underserved population the opportunity to have close mentoring relationships with professional writers and editors. This scholarship covers full tuition (all events, readings, workshops, etc. are covered for scholar) for the conference and offers steep discount for the superb housing we have at Seaside (scholars pay a lodging fee of $200 total for the full conference). This is our sixth year, and we are proud to have offered financial aid (we have both fellowships (for those with one book or more) and scholarships for five years!

GENRE: Open

DEADLINE: January 10, 2019

CONFERENCE DATES: May 11-19, 2019

TO SUBMIT: https://www.artweeksouthwalton.com/longleaf-writers-conference-registration/

FOR DETAILS:  https://www.artweeksouthwalton.com/2018-longleaf-visiting-writers-faculty-agents-editors-and-guests/

The Longleaf Writers Conference is an annual gathering of creative writers from all over the nation and features award-winning writers in poetry and fiction and creative nonfiction who will offer a full week of intensive writing workshops, one day seminars, lectures, readings, and social events.  The conference offers the opportunity for all writers to celebrate writing, to network with other writers, make new literary friends, and to hone their crafton one of the most beautiful beaches in the US.  web:https://www.longleafwritersconference.com  

Please note: Travel stipends and meals are not included at this time for fellows and scholars but most activities and events have some food and drink available.·Fellows and scholars will benefit from a special reading, direct work with faculty, and other specific duties that allow them access to our faculty and visiting writers.

For more info: contact Seth Tucker at longleafwritersconference@gmail.comor303-868-3873

5 Reasons Veterans Leave Civilian Jobs

As companies recognize the benefits of hiring military veterans, the question often arises: Will they stay? Replacing an employee who is also a veteran is costly (as with any employee) and often emotional (I feel bad for not retaining someone who served our country).

When it comes to military veteran employees, employers can do more to increase the support network, open communications channels, and demonstrate leadership aligned with values to positively impact retention.

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UPS Job Recruitment Event, November 9, 2018

Workshop November 5, at 11:30 am

Initial Interview Nov 9, 2018 at 11:00am

UPS is looking for:

• Package Handler—Part Time $13.25/hr

• Part time job with full time benefits

• 17-25 hrs per week Full healthcare benefits Paid holidays

Bring: your ID and Social Security Card

Must be registered:  on Caljobs at www.caljobs.ca.gov

Location: 1255 S. Central Ave., Glendale, CA 91204 Mon—Fri 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Phone: 818-409-0476 TTY: 818-548-3857 Fax: 818-409-0496

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LA Conservation Corp Career and College Fair, Los Angeles, Nov. 2, 2018

LA Job Corp Job Fair Nov 2, 2018 posterCome learn about opportunities to build upon your education and career goals

The Los Angeles Conservation Corps (LA Corps) is hosting a College & Career Fair on Friday, November 2, 2018 for teens and young adults in Los Angeles.

The event is free, open to the public, and complimentary lunch will be provided to attendees.

Attendees will meet college contacts and prospective employers and will have the chance to win a free Apple iPad!

Fri, November 2, 2018, from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM PDT
Location:  The Goodwill Center of Southern California, 3150 North San Fernando Road, Los Angeles, CA 90065

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Women Vets on Point – Mental Health Support for Women Veterans in Southern California

If you are a woman veteran in Los Angeles and are feeling lost or worried about your mental health, you are not alone. Connect with Women Vets on Point today.

Women Vets on Point is an independent, not-for-profit program designed and informed by women veterans for women veterans in order to address critical needs and barriers to mental health care after military service. The program is funded by a consortium of Southern California foundations and brings together a team of program developers, service providers, and researchers from Education Development Center, Inc. (EDC), and the United States Veterans Initiative (U.S.VETS).

Women Vets on Point Website