Veterans Services

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Supporting veterans at California Community Colleges.

The Foundation supports training to create a welcoming environment for veterans and their families enrolled at a California Community College. In partnership with the Chancellor's Office, the Foundation raises awareness of the needs of student veterans and provides professional development for faculty and administrators through the Welcome Home: Veterans on Campus training program. The Veterans Summit also serves as an annual gathering to share best practices that improve the ways Community Colleges can help smooth veterans' transition into civilian life.

Current Programs

Welcome Home: Veterans on Campus

The Welcome Home training is a program for faculty and staff about the mental health needs of student veterans. The major objectives of the training are to increase awareness about the signs and symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), traumatic brain injury (TBI), and depression so that faculty and staff can better understand how these conditions might impact student success in the classroom and on campus. The Welcome Home training is a four-hour training that has been adapted from "Combat to Community," an 8 hour instructional course for law enforcement.

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Veterans Summit

The Veterans Summit is an annual event that ensures information and effective practices can be shared between faculty, administrators, and staff who work with student veterans on California Community College, California State University, and University of California campuses. For some, the Summit provides an opportunity to learn from those who have significant experience serving student veterans and offers the chance to make important contacts. For others, it provides an opportunity to share and showcase practices that have been effective at their college, hopefully helping to shorten the learning curve for others.

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Contact Us

Jena Weatherspoon
Specialist, Equity Programs
T: 916.325.8572
E: jweatherspoon@foundationccc.org

Foundation for California
Community Colleges

1102 Q Street, Suite 4800
Sacramento, CA 95811

Toll Free: 866.325.3222
Fax: 916.325.0844

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Who we serve

The Foundation serves as the official foundation supporting the Board of Governors, Chancellor’s Office, and the entire California Community College system, including 114 colleges and 72 districts, serving 2.1 million students.

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