Events

Stand Guard Against Veteran Suicide.
Monday June 22, 2015
Veterans will walk Colorado Bridge to guard against Veteran suicide. Colorado Blvd Bridge, Pasadena, Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA (MAP) Details on our Meetup Page. And national site is here.

Military Women Leadership Conference.
Saturday, June 13, 2015 from 9:00am to 6:30pm
location: YWCA of Glendale, 735 East Lexington Drive, Glendale, CA 91206

Women Veterans should be setting the cadence for other women to follow. The Military Women Leadership Conference is designed to benefit the women veterans who attend. There will be a direct learning experience that can be used and further developed. The day is long yet rewarding because we have credible guests from different backgrounds. Organizations presenting will include: The Verdugo Job Center, EDD, Wellness Works, Calvet, Vet Hunters, World Financial Group, Millennium Momentum Foundation, EBV Consultants and Encouragement Center, and Volunteers of America. This day is designed to build confident leaders who will have the knowledge and hunger to share the information they attain. Professional Portfolios will be provided to each attendee. There will be raffles and a gas card of $50.00 will be awarded to the veteran with the most guests! (must be vets). A Leadership Certificate of Recognition will be awarded to each participant who attends the full day ! The Certificate can be shown at future job interviews. Come make connections, grow in self and professional development, and share your professional experiences with other female military women. Together, we can set the cadence for future leaders.

JVSVeteransFirst
Monday, June 1 at 11:00am-1:00pm
West Hollywood Library – Wells Fargo Community Meeting Room, 625 Norht San Cicente Blvd., 1st floor, West Hollywood, CA 90069

Information Session will include the following topics:
Housing, Nathaniel Boehme from New Directions for Veterans; Finance, Lyrice Marsh from First Financial Security; EBenefits, Denise Self from Veterans Administration; Stress Management, Gail Soffer from Mindful Warriour Project; Educational Benefits, Community College Veterans Officer.
Get your questions answered. Refreshments served.
click here to RSVP for limited seating

LA Veteran Business Network Networking & Dinner Event – Military Women Social Meetup ,
Thursday, May 14, 2015, 6:30 PM.
Irvine Marriott, 18000 Von Karman Avenue, Irvine, CA 92612. The Veteran Business Network (VBN) is proud to present the first of what will be quarterly events. Join us as we bring together some of the area’s most successful veteran business leaders to enjoy some libations, eat great food, and build lasting friendships that enrich the veteran business community and the veteran community as a whole.

LA Women Veterans Collaborative- Military Women Social Meetup,
Wednesday, May 13, 2015, 10:00 AM.
AT&T Building (USC School of Social Work), 1150 S. Olive Street, 11th Floor Sunset Theater, Los Angeles, CA. Please join us for the next meeting of the CollaborativeIn just over six months since the Los Angeles Veterans Study, our community has set clear action items, leveraged new relationships and begun ne wprocesses for coordination that will better support Veterans and their family in Los Angeles County. To date, Veterans continue to face a number of challenges receiving and accessing care. We must continue to work together to solve these challenges. Please click below to RSVP to ensure we have you on the security list. As a reminder, the Engagement and Access Working group meets from 9:00-10:00am, composed of outreach and battle buddy organizations, this group is working on access issues and is open to all navigators and peer supports throughout Los Angeles County. We will also be hosting a special session with HUD/VASH subcontractors to support more outreach.

GORUCK Light – Military Women Social Meetup ,
Saturday, May 2, 2015, 2:00 PM.
Hosted by Megan R. (Female Veteran Advisory Commitee Member) And theGORUCK page link is here for more information.

 

 


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

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

Click here to visit site for details and to rsvp

Domestic Violence Community Forum & Candlelight Vigil, October 11, 2018

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On Behalf of the Glendale Commission on the Status of Women: Join us for a Domestic Violence Community Forum & Candlelight Vigil

When: October 11, at 6pm

Location: Glendale Central Library

6:00 Reception

6:30 Program

Presentation of Domestic Violence Community Survey

Panel Discussion, moderated by Assemblymember Laura Friedman – including experts from YWCA Glendale, Glendale Police Department, Glendale Unified School District and Armenian Council of America

Questions and Answers

Candlelight Vigil

Click here to see flyer

Voices in Action Community Forums

Join the discussion on important employment issues that affect your community

The Verdugo Workforce Development Board wants to put your voice into action! We invite you to our Stakeholder and Community Forums where we want to hear from you about important employment issues that affect you today. Your valuable feedback is critical in the development of a plan that is reflective of our community’s workforce needs.

Forums run October 18 to Nov 15. Click here to download flyer with details.

Diversability Work Event, October 24,2018 in Glendale, CA

Please join us at the Verdugo Job Center located in Glendale, CA. All ready to work candidates are welcome.  Light refreshments will be provided.

Time: 10 am — 12 pm

Date: October 24, 2018

Motivational Speaker: Dana LeMon

Sponsoring Employer: Pride Industries

Location: 1255 South Central Avenue Glendale, CA 91204

Limited space RSVP by Oct. 15: Fernando 818.409.0498 or Alex 818.937.8063

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act is an Equal Opportunity Program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. –  TTY (818) 548-3857.

Disability Resource Fair – October 26, 2017

The Work Incentives Planning and Assistance program will be hosting a Disability Resource Fair at the Verdugo Jobs Center in Glendale on October 26 to honor the National Disability Awareness Month. This resource fair at the Verdugo Jobs Center that will be focusing on providing numerous resources for the disabled population in our community and other surrounding cities. The Disability Employment Accelerator (DEA) program will also be assisting at the event.

Below is the list of all community partners who have confirmed their participation at the event:

1. Independent Living Center of Southern California
2. Employment Development Department
3. Glendale Housing Department
4. Pasadena City College
5. Employment Network MCS
6. Department of Rehabilitation
7. State Council on Development Disability
8. Protection, Advocacy (PABSS) – Disability Rights California
9. Individual Development Account – West Angeles Community Development
10. Employment Network —Goodwill Southern California
11. Social Security Administration
12. Center for Health Care Rights
13. Housing Rights Center – Los Angeles
14. Pacific Clinics Behavioral
15. Ascencia Housing Services
16. Blind Field Services
17. IRS Taxpayer Advocate Services

Click here for flyer with detailed information

New Meetup Group: Los Angeles Spouses of Veterans with PTSD

In here, you can feel free to share your own feelings and stories of living with a husband/ wife who has PTSD. Sharing and express our own feeling is really important, from here we could understand each other, we could have compathy, this could help us have less stress because now you know that someone else is experiencing the same feelings as yours, so you won’t feel lonely and scary.

I also want to make some new friends with people who has PTSD, it is a good opportunity to open yourself and share the feeling to others, that could help you feel you are not alone, instead, you could feel people still care and love you. Also, we could understand each other better through this communication that we could learn each other more.

Click here to join this meetup.