Join Our Military Women Social Meetup Group at the Pasadena Astronomy Festival, Oct. 22

Join us as our Military Women Social Meetup Group attends the Pasadena Astronomy Festival.

2-8 p.m., Saturday October 22, 2016 at the Pasadena Convention Center , 300 East Green St, Pasadena, CA (map)

Free family fun astronomy activities including an inflatable, digital planetarium, special telescopes for both daytime and nighttime viewing and the opportunity to finally ask an astronomer your questions about how the Universe was formed, what are black holes, and whatever happened to little E.T.?

Meetup Link

 

Veteran Services from 211

Here is a link to the services that phone number 211 provides in LA County for Veterans,  https://www.211la.org/lacommunityveteransportal/veterans-military-services/female-veterans/

Services Include:

Women Veterans Call Center, Jobs for Female Veterans, Financial Health, Shelters for Women, Child Care, Transportation Assistance

 

VJC Women Veterans Advisory Board Joins the Veterans Coalition of Glendale

Next Meeting October 15, then every third Thursday.

In order to make our Advisory Committee more efficient, productive and connected, we are joining the Veterans Coalition of Glendale. Our meetings will take place in conjunction with the Coalition every third Thursday of the month at Glendale City Hall.

On October 15th during our next coalition meeting, we will have Nathan Graeser, Community Liaison for USC’s Center for Innovation and Research for Veterans and Military families and who runs the monthly L.A. Veterans Collaborative, to share his work and vision regarding community. He will also share his desire to learn more about our coalition to incorporate into USC CIR’s research.

We will also have updates on Veterans Village and about planned events for November 11, 2015 – Veterans Day.

Veterans Career Summit – July 14, 2015

Empowering our service members, veterans and military families with opportunities to lead, and thrive in our communities – July 14, 2015 8:00am to 5:00pm; location is the Bob Hope Patriotic Hall 1816 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90015. Sponsored by Los Angeles Mayor Garcetti.

A Veterans Career Summit will be held on July 14, 2015 to celebrate the one year anniversary of the launch of “10,000 Strong.” The summit will aim to connect 1,000 veterans with career and business resources. This one day event will help job seekers and veteran entrepreneurs network with career and business experts, connect job seekers with on-site hiring managers, and provide valuable tools for veteran entrepreneurs to access capital, develop business proposals, and compete for government contracts. Here is a link to Summit WEB site

Women Veterans Resource Panel & Workshop

JVSVeteransFirst
Monday, June 1 at 11:00am-1:00pm
location: 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 or call Alicia at 310-776-6245

Military Women Leadership Conference, Glendale CA

Saturday, June 13, 2015 from 9:00 AM to 6:30 PM (PDT).
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 with a direct learning experience that can be used and further developed. The day is long yet rewarding because we have guests from multiple backgrounds providing a breadth of information. Organizations presenting will include: The Verdugo Job Center, Employment Development Dept (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 gain. A representative from Verdugo Jobs Center will present a workshop about available free, short-term training programs for high demand jobs in entertainment, medical, administrative and IT / Computers – available for women veterans. She will also provide resume and interview tips, and information about special career resources available for women veterans at the VJC. 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 your 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.

New Meetups Scheduled

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 Collaborative. In just over six months since the Los Angeles Veterans Study, our community has set clear action items, leveraged new relationships and begun new processes for coordination that will better support Veterans and their family in Los Angeles County. Go To our Social Meetup Page for more information

Our Women Veterans Social Meetups for May 2015 – Los Angeles Area

Let’s grab some food and beverages – Military Women Social Meetup , Friday, May 1, 2015, 6:30 PM. Commonwealth Restaurant, 222 S. Glenoaks Blvd. Burbank, CA Hosted by Megan R. (Female Veteran Advisory Commitee Member)

 

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.

 

Women Veterans & Our Verdugo Community

Our goal is to unite community organizations such as the Verdugo Job Center, the local colleges and their veterans’ programs, veterans’ service organizations and community organizations like the YWCA to support the specific needs of women veterans returning to civilian work and life. Our success depends on women veterans themselves getting together and getting involved to determine what resources are needed and available for their job searches. This will be about communicating, sharing and working together to help insure that every female veteran finds the help she needs to 1. land a job that meets her needs 2. find assistance in balancing work and life 3. receive job training that is available to make her job-ready.