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USC Social Work participates in LA mayor’s event recognizing military children

by Linda Jacobson

Military-connected children gathered in downtown Los Angeles last month to be honored and thanked for the sacrifices they make as part of military families.

“Because they don’t wear uniforms, military children often don’t get recognized,” said Nathan Graeser, community liaison/analyst with the Center for Innovation and Research on Veterans & Military Families (CIR) at the USC School of Social Work and coordinator of the Los Angeles Veterans Collaborative (LAVC), said as he welcomed the families.

USC’s Building Capacity and Welcoming Practices in Military-Connected Schools also participated in the Month of the Military Child event, which was organized by multiple partners […]

By |May 14th, 2014|News|0 Comments

USC Social Work leaders advise mayor on Los Angeles veterans issues

by Claudia Bustamante

The University of Southern California has a long history of supporting the United States military—from its days as a training school during World War I to the formation of programs and centers aimed at helping veterans transition home.

Now that tradition continues in the university’s own backyard. Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti recently announced the formation of a new council that will advise his administration on issues affecting the city’s military community.

A majority of the seven-member Military Veteran Advisory Council has ties to the USC School of Social Work, which was the first research university to offer a military […]

By |February 24th, 2014|News|0 Comments