Military Spouse Professional Networking Event
Stacey Harris, our Outreach Program Manager, attended a Military Spouse Professional Networking event at Green Light Coffee Shop, a Military Spouse Owned Business. This event had local Military Spouses, Representatives from Driscoll Children's Hospital, Unique HR, FFSC, Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History, Del Mar College, and First Command Financial Services. This event offered spouses a chance to network professionally, and encourage one another in their job searches.
Quarterly Gathering of Veterans
On January 12, 2019 Wendy Layton attended the Quarterly Gathering of Veterans at Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena. This event was attended by over 350 people including hundreds of local veterans’ support organizations. It was the largest event to date, and it was amazing to see how many well-organized supporters are in this community. We have over 460 veteran support agencies in the area. Many of them were represented at this event including Wounded Warrior Project, O2O, Project Hero Hub, Semper Fidelis Society, Northeast Florida Women Veterans, Chaplains on Demand, Women in Defense, Aaron Bowman - City Council, Mayor Lenny Curry, Five Star Veterans Center, Florida Fallen Heroes, Gratitude America, Vets on Tap, HOH Military Spouse Professional Network, Marine Corps League - these are just a few of the offerings. It was absolutely amazing. She made contact with several people looking for employment and offered our services to them.
Multi Service Working Group Luncheon
On January 11, 2019 Wendy Layton attended the Multi Service Working Group Luncheon as did Penny Justice (ESGR), Steve Toomey (ESGR), Patty Piazza (O2O), Mark Howell (Financial Coach-AFSC), Joe Snowberger (Mission United), Kat Kaminski (Military Spouse Professional Network), Lynn Brannon (Fl State Coordinator Building Healthy Military Families), Will Gibson (Vets on Tap), Bruce Thompson (Vets4Vets), Bryan Burt (USO Pathfinder Program), Susan Eccher (Am Red Cross Military & International Program Manager), Emily Spencer (Director of Business Development -Pelocity) all attended the meeting.
We are always updated on new things happening in the Jacksonville community among the supporting professionals. We were introduced to the newest Pathfinder Scout and updated on the Florida Defense Alliance and all of the other supporting programs in the greater Jacksonville community.
Assessment Technologies Group (ATG) / Pelocity Meeting
On January 10, 2019 Wendy Layton met with Emily Spencer last week who is the Director of Business Development with Assessment Technologies Group (ATG) / Pelocity. They discussed ways that Pelocity could work for our veterans and military spouses that are seeking employment. This would be an excellent way to assess the skills of the candidates we are working with so that we can help to guide them and assist them to be successful and not just find them a job.
Jacksonville Military Veterans Coalition Meeting
On January 9, 2019 Wendy Layton attended the Jacksonville Military Veterans Coalition Meeting at Keiser University. This is a quarterly event that is about 2.5 hours long and hosted by Mike Fleming (ret) Florida National Guard General and attended by all of the heavy hitters in the veteran support community including senator reps and congressmen reps, Mayors office reps and many others. Usually at least 50 attendees.
The Illinois National Guard Tree Lighting
The Illinois National Guard welcomed some of its Gold Star Families to the first annual Community Tree lighting, Dec. 13, at Camp Lincoln in Springfield, Illinois.
The tree, planted on the grounds of Camp Lincoln, serves as a reminder of the legacy of the men and women of the Illinois National Guard and their connection to the communities in which they live. It also serves as a reminder of Illinois' fallen Soldiers and Airmen and the sacrifices of these service members and the Families that loved them.
Maj. Gen. Michael Zerbonia, Assistant Adjutant General - Army, Illinois National Guard, lit the tree with Gold Star Families to mark a new annual tradition for the Illinois National Guard. (U.S. Army photos by Sgt. 1st Class Bryan Spreitzer and Staff Sgt. Robert Adams, Illinois National Guard Public Affairs)
NC4ME Networking Event
Jenna Weakly was able to network, and sign up new job seekers, after explaining CASY & MSCCN's program on December 11th in Jacksonville, NC.
Women in the Military: A Panel Discussion
On December 6th Crystal McFadden networked with over 75 veterans, sharing CASY's information with the group in Pittsburgh, PA.
IJF Community and Corporate Partner Veteran Showcase
On December 6th Danette Hayes attended this networking event, creating awareness of CASY & MSCCN, along with our goals for 2019 in Chicago, IL.
CASY & REBOOT Join Forces!
San Diego, CA, December 03, 2018, Corporate America Supports You (CASY) and National Veterans Transition Services, Inc (NVTSI) are joining forces through the REBOOT program in San Diego to mitigate long-term unemployment for post-military career veterans. REBOOT is a three-week workshop designed to reintegrate military personnel and veterans into civilian life, while keeping their military core values intact. CASY is one of the most efficient and effective nonprofits in the placement of veterans into meaningful employment. For more information, click here.
NC Works Veteran Career Fair
On November 27th Jenna Weakly, Employment Specialist, spoke with over 20 veterans and military spouses, sharing our program and career resources in Jacksonville, NC.
Veterans Leadership Program - Project Journey Programs: Female Vet Support Group
On November 16th Crystal McFadden attended, and shared CASY's resources with veterans present in Pittsburgh, PA.
November 13, 2018 The LOVE The Guard and Reserve Councils met in Washington DC at the Boeing Headquarters to discuss the strategy for rolling out the LOVE Program across the states and regions.
November i2® Analyst’s Notebook® Software Training
Since September, 2014, IBM, Corporate America Supports You, and Military Spouse Corporate Career Network (CASY & MSCCN) have been successfully conducting i2® Analyst’s Notebook® software training sessions, followed by a certification exam. Additionally, IBM’s Kenexa Software is being used as an assessment tool to confirm the credentials of the trainees. As a result, 90% of the trainees have attained this distinguished certification, and CASY & MSCCN is assisting the candidates with job placement.
This November class had 15 students and all passed their certification exam!
Pets For Vets: Welcoming Home
As a featured guest, Crystal McFadden shared CASY's resources with nearly 60 veterans in attendance, as well as with local community organizations also present on November 9th in Pittsburgh, PA.
Training Program for Cadets
On November 9th Danette Hayes provided training to 4 groups of Cadets, providing guidance on utilizing CASY's Challenge Gateway in Rantoul, IL.
San Diego County Veterans Forum - November 8, 2018
Dean Dauphinais, our San Diego Vets program manager, recently attended the San Diego County Veteran's Forum where veteran leaders and supporters come together to ensure the veteran community is taken care of.
At this event, Dean was awarded the 2018 Salute to Service Recognition from County Board Supervisors Chair, Bill Horn.
Hiring Red White and You
On November 8th Stacey Harris addressed veterans, military spouses and local job seekers, sharing CASY & MSCCN with 50 military affiliated candidates in Corpus Christi, TX.
Hiring Red White and You
On November 8th Renetta Stratton signed up new candidates seeking employment assistance from CASY & MSCCN, and shared our services with over 250 attendees Killeen, TX.
Veterans Community Day at the University of Pittsburgh
On November 6th Crystal McFadden provided outreach to student veterans during Veterans Community Day in Pittsburgh, PA.
Business Professionals Meeting: Gibsonia, PA
On October 30th over 30 professionals from local businesses were able to learn about CASY & MSCCN.
Veterans Breakfast Club: Butler, PA
On October 29th some 110 veterans attended, and were able to learn about CASY from a presentation by Crystal McFadden.
SD Military & Family Collaborative
On October 26th Dean Dauphinis represented CASY, reaching some 200 attendees and local community organizations in San Diego, CA.
Ft. Hood Military Spouse Hiring Fair
On October 25th Renetta Stratton was on site at Ft. Hood in Texas to present our programs to: active duty, veterans, Gold Star spouses and local employers and service organizations.
O2O-VCTP Cohort 11A Brief
On October 24th Wendy Layton presented CASY & MSCCN's programs to both veterans and military spouses at the O2O-VCTP Cohort in Jacksonville, FL.
Veterans Breakfast Club: Bethel Park, PA
On October 23rd Crystal McFadden shared CASY's program features to nearly 100 veterans and the local community.
Yellow Ribbon with Florida National Guard
On October 22nd Wendy Layton provided outreach services to attendees, and explained the resources offered by CASY & MSCCN in Jacksonville, FL.
Veterans Breakfast Club: Sewickley, PA
On October 17th Crystal McFadden was able to present CASY's resources to nearly 100 veterans present from within the local community.
Veterans Breakfast Club: Penn Hills, PA
On October 12th Crystal McFadden presented CASY's services to over 100 veterans in attendance.
Veterans Breakfast Club: Beaver, PA
On October 3rd Crystal McFadden joined over 100 veteran and military affiliated attendees to present relevant, veteran friendly resources.