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Student veterans face unique challenges transitioning to college

Update: Veterans Forum CCSF Accreditation
Panelist/Journalist Alex Emslie’s article referenced to in Friday’s discussion

Student veterans face unique challenges transitioning to college
by Alex Emslie
November 7, 2012
Golden Gate Express

Striking out into the Afghanistan countryside to find the enemy was “just a job” to City College of San Francisco student and U.S. Army veteran Miles Foltz.

As president of the CCSF Veterans Alliance, Foltz helps other student veterans navigate their GI Bill benefits and shift from military to college life, but the transition is not always an easy one.

“It can be difficult,” Foltz said. “Being in classrooms full of students who are younger than you and don’t have the same experiences. It can be frustrating.”  Continue reading

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David Smith: Veteran Of The Month, July 2012

Veterans Media Center of San Francisco is proud to present Veteran David Smith, previously a Corporal with the United States Marine Corps, as our first “Veteran of the Month.”

Each month the VMCSF highlights a Veteran whose voice makes a contribution to our community.

Veteran of the Month is a project of the Veterans Media Center of San Francisco; Continue reading

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Veterans Telling Their Stories

ILRCSF ADA Anniversary Event:
Veterans Telling Their Stories—
A Celebration of the Americans With Disabilities Act

Art, exhibition, and literary reading.
Thursday, July 26, 2012, 5:30–8:30pm
Veterans Building, Rms 207 & 202, 401 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco, CA
Open to the public.

An evening of art exhibition and literary works celebrating the creative spirit and talent of our military Veterans with disabilities. The evening  celebrates the 22nd birthday of the American with Disabilities Act (ADA), June 26, 1990, and is hosted in the Veterans Building — a space created to memorialize military service and service to the nation. In addition to the exhibition and reading—the Independent Living Resource Center San Francisco (ILRCSF) is announcing the grantees of the 2012 Herb Levine Legacy Fund, named after its former Executive Director who retired in 2011.

Real time captioning and ASL service will be available for attendees and participants from the deaf community.

There are an estimated 3.4 American military veterans living with disabilities related to their service for our country. Continue reading