As an up and coming nonprofit organization, we hit the ground running and learned new things along the way.  As we end 2018, here’s a look back at what we have done over the past year. 

  • Launched our core service and presented our mission and vision to the United Veterans Council of Santa Clara County.
  • Visited and hosted events at colleges to share our services and educate students about their benefits and options, as Veterans.
Pizza and chat at San Jose State University
Resource fairs at West Valley College and Evergreen Valley College
  • New partnerships with companies who are Veteran-centered; offering services in education, employment search, and entrepreneurship.
    • Work for Warriors (WFW) is a State and Federally funded FREE Job Placement Program in California. The intent of the employment initiative branded “Work for Warriors” is aimed at assisting Post 9/11 Veterans, Active National Guard, Active Reserve members, Spouses, and Gold Star Families in finding civilian employment in their region of California.
    • NPower is creating pathways to economic prosperity by launching digital careers for military veterans and young adults from underserved communities.
    • ZipRecruiter created a Veterans resource page to help find veteran-friendly jobs and career help such as career advice or interview tips.
  • Connected and partnered with organizations to raise awareness on the difficulties Veterans face while transitioning to their civilian lives..

Milpitas Rotary hosted an auction dinner to raise funds to support our mission.
Kiwanis of San Jose and Know A Vet put a picnic together for San Jose Vet Center clients and their families.
Vet-Net Summer Summit in Santa Cruz, Second Harvest Social Safety Net Group, Silicon Valley Veterans Summit, Spoke at Saratoga Rotary Club, San Jose Vet Center Christmas lunch for Veterans and their families.
  • Our core team attended training events to help propel us forward.
    • Volunteer Recruitment and Retention
    • Nonprofit Marketing with Social Media
    • Customer Relations Management (CRM)
  • Outreach events to the community

Military Appreciation at the ScoutORama, Memorial Day at Oak Hill Cemetery, Spirit of ‘45, Viva Calle, Day on the Bay, Family Fall Festival at Lake Cunningham, Senior Research and Wellness Fair, Veterans’ Day Parade, Honor on the Row
  • Launched our Facebook page
    • Real-time information on topics about Veteran resources, benefits, employment, education, events, and more.
    • Share our photos of activities we do and participate in.
    • Share information from our community partners.
  • Know A Vet News
    • Our weekly newsletter engages with those who are not on social media.
    • Share resources and benefits news curated from community partners and online sources.
  • Thanks to a fantastic set of donors and volunteers, we were able to provide a hot lunch to the 297th ASMC team who were mobilized to assist the Butte County/Paradise fire citizens.  You can view the album here.

We are looking forward to what 2019 will bring.

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