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20 06, 2014

A Tribute to Steve Robinson

By |June 20th, 2014|Giving, News|0 Comments

by Anthony Hassan

The veteran community has lost a stalwart supporter and advocate this month, and I lost a friend and colleague.

Steve Robinson, who died earlier this month, was a former Army Ranger, a retired soldier and a lifelong veterans’ advocate, who lived by the code of “duty, honor and country.” Steve worked tirelessly on behalf of veterans and military family members, most recently as vice president of external veterans affairs for Prudential.

It was in this capacity that I first met Steve.

We quickly began collaborating on how we could partner to help veterans coming home. We were more than just […]

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12 06, 2014
  • Attendees of Deloitte Impact Day get to interact with a sample of data from Los Angeles Veterans Survey, June 6, 2014. Photo by Kevin Thompson
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    Data to drive Los Angeles leaders’ plans for veteran needs

Data to drive Los Angeles leaders’ plans for veteran needs

By |June 12th, 2014|Events, Giving, News, Research|0 Comments

by Claudia Bustamante

About 120 Los Angeles leaders received an initial look on June 6 at findings from the county’s first and most comprehensive study of the military population, which will be used to inform veteran policy and programs moving forward.

The Center for Innovation and Research on Veterans & Military Families at the USC School of Social Work conducted more than 1,850 surveys of veterans to help identify the areas of greatest need in Los Angeles County, home to the largest population in the country.

Speaking on the 70th anniversary of D-Day, Anthony Hassan, the center’s director, said Los Angeles must […]

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2 06, 2014
  • USC Veterans Career Event
    Permalink Armed forces veterans attend the Veteran's Job Fair at USC, Thursday, May 29, 2014. (USC Photo by Gus Ruelas)Gallery

    Gallery: USC Serving Those Who Have Served Veterans Career Event

Gallery: USC Serving Those Who Have Served Veterans Career Event

By |June 2nd, 2014|Events, News|1 Comment

On Thursday, May 29, more than 200 veterans met with representatives from 45 companies during USC’s 2nd annual “Serving Those Who Have Served” veterans career event. Unlike typical job fairs, this day hoped to increase likelihood of job prospects by connecting veterans with navigators and educating employers about veteran hires. Read more here.

 

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2 06, 2014

USC career event employs new strategy

By |June 2nd, 2014|Events, News|1 Comment

by Claudia Bustamante

More than 200 veterans attended a University of Southern California career event May 29, where 45 Los Angeles companies were looking to hire former service members.

The second annual “Serving Those Who Have Served” Veterans Career Event included representatives from Amazon, Coca-Cola, JP Morgan Chase, Kaiser Permanente, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, Starbucks, Sysco and Teledyne, among others.

As the largest private employer in Los Angeles, USC also highlighted some of its job openings, including within Keck Medicine of USC, Information Technology Services, the Institute for Creative Technologies, USC Marshall School of Business, USC Price School of Public Policy and […]

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19 05, 2014
  • Anthony Hassan at IAVA's 6th Annual Heroes Celebration, May 6, 2014 (Courtesy of IAVA)
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    Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America honors USC professor for work with veterans, community

Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America honors USC professor for work with veterans, community

By |May 19th, 2014|News|0 Comments

by Claudia Bustamante

Five years ago, Anthony Hassan left a military career to become the founding director of a social work center at the University of Southern California.

Today, both he and the Center for Innovation and Research on Veterans & Military Families at the USC School of Social Work are known for their mission to help veterans transition smoothly into their civilian communities.

In recognition of Hassan’s work over the years—especially in informing the military social work curriculum that aims to graduate students who can understand the unique challenges facing the military community—the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) presented […]

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