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Veteran Leader Corps

Veteran Leader Corps

CCMW is proud to participate in Veteran Leader Corps (VLC), an AmeriCorps program of Points of Light, that supports Veterans' community engagement and career readiness.  CCMW's VLC Members serve as Veteran Student Success Coordinators on higher education campuses in Colorado. In exchange for 1,700 hours of national service, VLC Members receive a $12,100 stipend and Education Award of $5,645. Members serving 900 hour terms earn a living stipend of $6,050 and an Education Award of $2,823.

Veteran Student Success Coordinators work closely with Veteran-serving offices at institutions of higher education to map and connect Veteran students to available resources to support their persistence in and graduation from college as well as their successful transition to the civilian workforce. Specifically, Veteran Student Support Coordinators  develop and oversee peer and professional mentoring programs; connect Veteran students with career counseling and job readiness training; and create high quality volunteer service events in conjunction with national days of service for Veteran students, their families, and the community at large.

For more information on VLC, please contact Katie Kleinhesselink at katie@ccmountainwest.org.

2014-2015 Veteran Leader Corps AmeriCorps Members:

Johnson & Wales University: Floyd Brown

Metropolitan State University of Denver: Alisha Andrews & Tabo Okozube

Pikes Peak Community College: Sally Roberts

Red Rocks Community College: Jeremy Goodman

University of Colorado Boulder: Craig Coppock

University of Colorado Colorado Springs: Jacob Schaelling & Thomas Scott

2013-2014 Veteran Leader Corps AmeriCorps Members:

Colorado State University-Pueblo: Dominic Pillitteri

Johnson & Wales University: Marcus Emilyon

Metropolitan State University of Denver: Elvis Leon

University of Colorado Boulder: Ben Purser

University of Colorado Denver: Amber Longoria 

 

 

 

 

SPOTLIGHT ON ENGAGEMENT

This isn’t a story about war, about the wounds—both visible and invisible—that soldiers are left to carry after war, or the trauma that goes hand in hand with being a soldier.  You won’t find details of battle or unsettling imagery in this tale.  This story is about strength and determination beyond the experience of war; this story embodies the power of self-identity as a veteran.  It’s a story of integrating the person that you once were with the person you are now...