Newsletter 09-2018

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Brought to you by
The Maricopa Community Colleges Foundation
Issue 10, September 2018

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Events Cover Broad Range Of Veteran Topics

Mark your calendars! This month we bring you information on a variety of upcoming events that are targeted to the veteran community, covering everything from education to healthcare. Click on any of the articles below to register or for more information.

There’s also been a lot happening at the West Valley Veterans Center at Luke Air Force Base.  Click here for the latest newsletter.

Gateway Event Mental Health

Phoenix VA Community Mental Health Summit at Gateway Community College

The Phoenix VA Health Care system will host the annual Community Mental Health Summit, in partnership with the Arizona Coalition for Military Families and other key stakeholders, on September 21, 2018 from 8:00am-1:45pm at Gateway Community College. There is no cost for participants and breakfast and lunch will be served. 

To register click here.  Questions? Please email or call 602-753-8802. Click here to view the agenda.

Gateway Event

Understanding College and Financing Higher Education Workshop Held September 25th

Sign up today for a free lunch and learn workshop for active service members, veterans and college bound dependents for a FREE consultation by Medi8solutions.   

• FREE lunch for registered participants
• Learn about college systems and degree tracks for future
career goals and academic success
• Gain new insights to high paying vocational trade training
• Develop a personalized IVECP Individual Veteran Education
Career Plan with expert consultant
• Find out how to finance college for active military, veterans
and college bound dependents
• Learn about FAFSA paying for your lower division college
courses saving you thousands of dollars in GI benefits

The event will be held at 11:30 am at Luke Air Force Base and is hosted by MIlitary and Veterans Success Center USAF and Rio Salado Collge.  For more information and to register call 480-384-9874 or email

Gateway Event

Two Events Offer VA Training

The Military and Veteran Success Center at Luke Air Force Base will be hosting events on the afternoons of September 4th and October 2nd targeted to transitioning and senior veterans. Participants will learn how to create VA accounts, learn secure messaging, gain familiarity with the VA website, benefits and records process and gain critical knowledge on claims and appeals. To RSVP and learn more about these events facilitated by Medi8solutions Consulting Services, call 480-384-9874.

Green Zone

Employee Educational Opportunity To Be Held October 24th

On Wednesday, October 24th, the Maricopa Veteran Education Taskforce (MVET) in collaboration with the Center for Employee and Organizational Development (CEOD) will hold Green Zone Basic Training at Scottsdale Community College.

This program is designed to:
• Provide an overview of key elements of the Military-to-Student, Military-to-Employee, or Employee-to-Military experience
• Enhance the participant’s understanding of the military culture, common challenges Veteran students/employees face,
and existing resources to support Veteran success
• Help participants understand and appreciate the importance of fostering an environment of trust, safety, and inclusivity
• Identify how Green Zone “Basic Training” aligns with and supports Maricopa diversity and inclusion efforts

How to register:
1. Log in at the Employee Learn Center
2. Select “Search for Training” and enter the keywords Green Zone.
3. Click on the Green Zone ‘Basic Training’ – 10/24/2018 hyperlink to view the full details.
4. Under “Enrollments” click on Green Zone ‘Basic Training’ – 10/24/2018, then, click the Enroll icon to complete
the registration.
After clicking on the ENROLL button, you will receive an email confirmation. Please confirm YES to place on your calendar.

Did You Know? Since the Fall of 2015, The Maricopa Community Colleges Foundation has awarded scholarships to over 300 dependents of an active member and/or veteran of US military, totaling more than $269,500.

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.

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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.

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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.