Newsletter 05-2018

 INVESTING IN REAL HEROES 

Brought to you by
The Maricopa Community Colleges Foundation
Issue 6, May 2018

Partnering On Behalf Of Veterans With Local Communities
The stories we bring you this month focus on partnerships that have been formed with our local communities...all in support of Maricopa Community College veteran students. As graduation season begins, it's so wonderful to see these partnerships form as our students begin the next phase of their lives.

Avondale Launches Hometown Hero Program To Benefit Veteran Success Center
The Avondale Municipal Art Committee is sponsoring a Hometown Hero streetlight banner program to showcase the faces of the city’s military veterans. The banners will be displayed on streetlight poles in major corridors around national holidays such as Memorial Day and Veterans Day.  A $50 application fee will benefit the Veteran Success Center serving veterans in the West Valley.  Applications due May 31, 2018.

To be eligible, an individual must be serving in the U.S. Armed Forces (Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard); or veterans who were honorably discharged or given their life in service in the U.S. Armed Forces. The individual must also be, or have been, a permanent resident of Avondale during some point, or have a close family member (spouse, parent, legal guardian, grandparent, child or sibling) currently living in Avondale. 

For more information, and to access the application, click here or call 623-333-1600.

Save the Date
Annual Mayors' Big Dog Run Raises Funds for Glendale Community College Veterans
Hundreds of motorcyclists showed up for the 3rd Mayors' Big Dog Run on April 7th and raised thousands of dollars for the Glendale Community College Veterans Scholarship Fund. Glendale Mayor Jerry Weiers led participants through the University of Phoenix Stadium, down the runway at Luke Air Force Base and around the racetrack at ISM Raceway.
 
Watch this video to see what the ride means to Veterans and to the people who showed up to support them.  To learn more, click here.
 
Luis Batisa C-MAP Student

Live Chat Now Available for Mesa Veteran Students
Mesa Community College is offering a new way to speak to Veteran Services! With Cranium Cafe students can chat live and screen-share with an advisor instead of coming on campus. To learn more and to see which advisors are available online now, click here.

Andrea Banks
2018 Maricopa Community Colleges Veterans Convocation

Join the Maricopa Community Colleges District in honoring and celebrating our graduating veterans at 5pm on Wednesday, May 2nd at Phoenix College.

Click here for registration and ticket information.

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.

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.

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.

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. 

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