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Title: ACE, WalMart Foundation Recipients of $100,000

  • ACE, Wal-Mart Foundation Recipients of 100,000
  • Veterans Award Grants

  • The ACE/Wal-Mart Success for Veterans Award
  • Grants are part of ACE's Serving Those Who
  • Serve initiative, a multi-year effort designed to
  • effect major changes in how veterans learn about
  • their education benefits and postsecondary
  • options, and how institutional leaders can build
  • capacity to serve veterans on their campuses.
  • The initiative also includes a college planning
  • web site, an outreach campaign to inform
  • veterans about accessing and utilizing their
  • education benefits, and several research-based
  • publications.

  • Nearly 250 applications for Success for Veterans
  • Award Grants submitted - 20 Grants awarded.
  • The grants given to each of these institutions
    will support efforts to
  • Create online veterans-specific orientation
  • programs
  • Expand on-campus veterans service centers
  • Enhance prospective student outreach efforts
  • Increase capacity for counseling and
    psychological services.

Muskogee Region California State Polytechnic
University, Pomona California State University,
Sacramento Clackamas Community College (OR)
Fresno City College (CA) Lane Community College
(OR) Los Angeles City College Southwestern
College (CA) University of California, Santa
Cruz Central Region (St Louis) Colorado
State University Madison Area Technical College
(WI) Park University (MO) Eastern
Region (Buffalo) Empire State College, SUNY
Fairleigh Dickinson University (NJ) George
Mason University (VA) Hunter College School of
Social Work, CUNY Onondaga Community College
(NY) Ramapo College (NJ) University of Maine,
Augusta University of Maryland, University
College Atlanta Region Trident Technical
College (SC)
Expand Veterans Education Teams Support
(VETS) and Services for Transfer and Re-entry
Students (STARS) to provide expanded peer
mentorship, as well as transition services, and
increased outreach to local community college.
  • California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
  • Campus Facts
  • One of six polytechnic universities in the
    United States learn-by-doing philosophy
  • Pomonas sister campus in San Luis Obispo
    shared history
  • Eight colleges
  • Agriculture
  • Business
  • College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences
  • Collins College of Hospitality Management
  • Education and Integragative Studies
  • Engineering
  • Environmental Design
  • Science
  • 1,438 acres second largest campus in the CSU

  • California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
  • A brief recent history on Veteran Services at
  • Then
  • Enrollment Management Advisory Committee (8
  • Sub-committee on Veteran Outreach and Services
  • White paper to guide the establishment of the
    Veteran Services Initiative at CPP

  • California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
  • A brief recent history on Veteran Services at
  • Now
  • Veteran e-Orientation Task Force, ACE/Wal-mart
    Success for Veterans Grant Project
  • Collaborative project developed by CPP Student
    Affairs and the Division of Instructional
    Information Technology (IIT), with input from
    VSI and student-veterans.
  • Tailored message to prospective and newly
    admitted veterans
  • Concise instructions on how to access
    educational benefits
  • Emphasis on services veterans might be more
    likely to access (CAPS, Student Health, DRC)
  • Focus on the academic/career needs of a more
    adult population
  • Veteran Services Initiative (VSI) established at
    the charge of President J. Michael Ortiz (35
  • One Executive Group co-chaired by the Provost
    and Vice President for Student Affairs
  • Five Working Groups staffed by faculty, staff
    and student-veterans
  • Admissions and Pre-Enrollment
  • Enrollment Services

California State Polytechnic University,
Pomona Veteran e-Orientation
  • Six tabbed modules with defined learning
  • outcomes and post-orientation assessment and
  • input from student-veterans

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Expand outreach to veterans and
develop standards for awarding credit for
military training and experience
Part 1 Locate Veterans host events, attend
events, market our services so 5,000 veterans and
guard members have been directly encountered each
of the years of the grant
  • Part 2
  • Create Curriculum credited coursework exactly
    aligned with MOUs
  • To embed that curriculum as required courses
    in specific degrees

Part 3 Disseminate materials developed in our
second goal to institutions of higher learning
throughout Oregon and provide technical support
so these Resources become active tools of these
Fresno City College Expand partnership with WIA
and PGE to train veterans for employment,
including preparation for pre-employment testing
and access to counseling.
  • PowerPathway combines basic skills instruction,
  • technical education, and physical training along
  • counseling and supportive services, work
  • résumé building and team building. The
  • is especially designed to help students pass the
  • employment test battery which is required by PGE
  • to consider applicants for employment.

  • Veterans are offered special assistance designed
    to support them in their journey from military
    service to productive civilian life. The Fresno
    WIA enrolls eligible veterans in WIA-funded
    supportive services. A counselor attends classes
    twice each week to offer one-on-one counseling,
    facilitate group discussion, and lead group
    team-building efforts.
  • The proven success of the PowerPathway model can
    be replicated as a business/non-profit/higher
    education partnership, potentially benefitting
    veterans nationwide.

Community College Eugene Oregon Expand
Lane Integration of Vets in Education (LIVE)
program to deliver first-year experience,
including learning communities, advising,
supplemental instruction and early intervention
  • Improve student veteran
  • Engagement
  • Learning
  • Satisfaction
  • By
  • gt Increasing the number of student veterans
    enrolling in
  • and successfully completing, a comprehensive
  • first year experience
  • gtDeveloping a holistic approach to student
    learning through
  • strengthening then integrating co-curricular
    activities Orientation Advising Tutoring -
    Peer Mentors Supplemental Instruction
  • gtSystematically assessing the First Year
    Experience and use
  • assessment results to improve services to
    student veterans.

  • The first year Lane will develop core courses,
    workshops and off-campus partners. An oversight
    committee will be formed and the first student
    veterans will be recruited. Student satisfaction
    will be monitored and modifications made.
  • The LIVE experience will continue during the
    second year and the LCC Counseling Dept and
    Disability Resource Office will assist in
  • the appropriate help for the student
  • Veterans

Los Angeles City College Create formal
mentoring program, publish veterans handbook,
train faculty and staff to increase awareness of
the challenges to the student veteran
Goal 1 To reduce obstacles as Veterans pursue
Post-Secondary education programs by creating
a One-Stop-Success Shop they can go to
gather information on veteran benefits, training,
education, social career services.
  • Goal 2
  • Improve access to college information
  • for student veterans/families. The
  • LACC Veteran Success Institute
  • Counselor will recruit at least 35 new veterans
    and/or their family members
  • into the program each year.

  • Goals 3 4
  • Improve college retention and persistence rates
  • of veteran students until graduation from or
  • transfer to a four-year institution.
  • At least 50 of veterans and/or family members
  • will either graduate from LACC within five
  • years or transfer to a four-year institution.

  • Goal 5
  • Disseminate program outcomes findings to all
  • sectors of the CCC System and local community.

Southwestern College - California Establish a
Veterans Welcome Center to provide more
comprehensive counseling, support services, job
placement and faculty development.
Walmart appreciates the service and
sacrifice of our nations military men and women,
their families and our veterans. They continue to
strive to support their heroism in a variety of
ways, and have traditionally worked to understand
and address some of the specific and special
unmet needs facing the military community.
Currently there are no plans to offer the grants
next year however ALWAYS be aware there are
MANY opportunities to find other resources.

Saving people money so they can live better

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