On Thursday March 10, Skyline College hosted a campus and community wide Veterans Resource Event. It offered opportunities for veterans, their family members, the greater campus community and the general public to connect with campus and community support resources.
There was a good turnout despite the rain and we were able to connect many veterans and dependents with exceptional resources. Representatives from 42 different veterans support organizations and institutions of higher education participated in a resource fair and provided valuable information to over 150 attendees.
San Mateo County Community College District students, faculty, staff and local community members attended the event. The event provided an avenue for Skyline College campus resources and local veterans’ agencies to come together and support veterans, highlight the support services and resources available both on campus and off campus, and help to develop an ongoing sense of community and network of support.
The energy and excitement on Thursday were amazing and the awareness raised of veterans support agencies in San Mateo and San Francisco Counties is remarkable! This event was made possible due to generous support of the Skyline College President’s Innovation Fund and collaboration between campus and community veterans service partners. We look forward to future opportunities to honor and support our service men and women.
Article by Gina Ciardella | Photo by Claudia Paz