Newsletter 02-2019


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Brought to you by
The Maricopa Community Colleges Foundation
Issue 15, February 2019


February Brings Events

This month we are happy to share with you some of the many networking opportunities taking place in support of our veteran community.  See below to learn more about training seminars, job placement opportunities and more!

Veterans StandDown

Maricopa County Arizona StandDown Event A Success

The Maricopa Community Colleges participated in the annual Maricopa County StandDown last month.  Over 2,000 veterans and their families were connected to critical support services to help them gain and maintain housing stability.

Our employees and students volunteered to conduct intake interviews and serve as guest guides. Both groups worked one-on-one with veterans, while guest guides led them to the services such as the Department of Veterans Affairs and Department of Economic Security Benefit Assistance, courts, driver licenses, Social Security Administration, medical, vision and behavioral health, substance abuse assistance, housing, employment, education, dental, haircuts and hygiene, emergency shelter, and clothing.

The Maricopa County StandDown, coordinated by the Arizona Housing Coalition‘s Arizona Veterans StandDown Alliance, serves military veterans and their families experiencing or at risk of homelessness in our state’s capital. It has grown to one of the largest events of its kind in the country. The goal is to raise awareness of the issue of homelessness among veterans, while teaching agencies how to collaborate throughout the year and end homelessness among veterans.

This year, the Maricopa Community Colleges District Military and Veterans Success Centers managed the registration for all of the participants, and will provide follow up support to those who need additional resources. In addition, our nursing students prepared patients for ultra-sounds by taking vitals, blood pressure, and performing Accuchecks.

Shown in the photo are the Maricopa staff and GateWay Community College Nursing students, along with Chancellor Maria Harper-Marinick, who volunteered for this three-day event (Pictured from left to right: Gary Marabella, Manuel Dallago, Joe Martinez, Karla DeVoll, Andrea Banks, Chancellor Maria Harper-Marinick, Kaylea Williamsen, Miriam Nelson, Mariah Ohle, and Patricia O’Brien). 


Luke AFB Event

Free Employment Event Open To All Branches Of Service Active Duty, Reservists, Veterans, Family Member and DoD Employees

Hire G.I. is hosting Luke AFB. We love helping our veterans to find employment opportunities after transitioning from the military, as well as their spouses. 


Event Highlights
Opportunity to meet face-to-face with local and national employers
Onsite Interviews
Network with key community resource providers
Learn about military family benefits and more!

Click here to learn more and to register today.

Your Support Matters
You can make a difference in the lives of our veterans by making a gift to the Veterans Success Project today through the Maricopa Community Colleges Foundation.  Not only will your gift provide veterans with the essentials they need, it will go towards long-lasting assistance towards Veterans Centers and other proposed items within the Project, dependent on raising funds to support them.

Let’s Hear From You
Do you have an interesting veteran’s story you’d like featured? Click here and tell us all about it.

Do you have questions about the Veterans Success Project? Click here.

Maricopa Community Colleges Logo

It’s an honor that U.S. veterans, active reservists, and family members of veterans are among our student body. Both active-duty military personnel and veterans often seek educational support and job training to transition from military service to civilian life, and many will start with a community college.

At Maricopa Community Colleges, services for military personnel and veterans are designed to offer the highest quality assistance. We have a long history of providing education and training, allowing you to enhance existing skills, gain new skills, and translate military training and experience into a rewarding career.

We have an established tradition of providing access to higher education – in other words, we are dedicated to serving those who serve.

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All of our colleges have received the Veteran Supportive Campus designation by the Arizona Department of Veterans’ Services. Additionally, MCCCD is a partner organization of the Military/Veteran Resource Network.

Maricopa Community Colleges Foundation Logo

The Maricopa Community Colleges Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization designated by the Maricopa County Community College District to receive and manage gifts on behalf of its ten colleges, two skill centers and multiple satellite centers. The Foundation actively seeks contributions from a variety of public and private sources including individuals, corporations and other foundations. It acts as a trustee for donations to assure that gifts are distributed in the manner specified by the donor.