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Making Memorial Day Meaningful: Supporting Military-Connected Students

Memorial Day was established after the Civil War to honor those who had died while in military service. It is observed each year on the last Monday of May. While non-military families often see Memorial Day as the first celebration of summer, those connected to the military are likely to see it differently.

Military-connected students almost certainly attend your schools. There are nearly 2 million children of active-service members — that is, with parents in active duty military, National Guard or Reserves. They live in communities across the nation. More than 80 percent attend public schools.
Things to Know
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By |May 23rd, 2017|Community, News|0 Comments

Bay Area veterans in bad shape: Many are jobless, homeless, depressed or suicidal

USC survey finds the region is unprepared to meet service members’ needs; the situation is worse than in other parts of California
by Claudia Bustamante

Most service members leaving the military and returning to the San Francisco Bay Area aren’t prepared for the transition home and have a range of needs that can’t be addressed by a single organization, according to a new study from the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work.

“The State of the American Veteran: The San Francisco Veterans Study” is the fourth comprehensive research study of a local military population — and third in California — conducted by […]

By |May 17th, 2017|News, Research|0 Comments