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Veterans Resource Center at Foothill College provides support, resources


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A mural across from the Veterans Resource Center, completed earlier this year, resulted from a collaboration between artists and Foothill College veterans aiming to show the transition from military to college life.

 

• Mission: The Veterans Resource Center’s mission is to assist and support veterans transitioning from military to civilian life.

Located on the Foothill College campus, the center provides veterans opportunities to pursue educational and career success. The resources support not only veterans, but also eligible dependents, active-duty service members, selected reserve service members and National Guard members.

• 2017 update: The center currently serves approximately 150 students using their VA benefits.

Veterans specialist Julie Brown called the center a “one-stop shop for all their academic needs.” Students vets have access to academic and benefits counseling; book vouchers; accommodations; and smartpen, tablet and laptop loans, among other resources.

• Why the Town Crier Holiday Fund is needed: Donations fund the center’s book voucher program, currently its most used service, and help veterans pay for additional books they may not be able to afford.

Veterans Resource Center

Location: Foothill College, 12345 S. El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills

Founded: 2010

Annual budget: N/A

Staff: 1 staff member and part-time counselor; the center hires some VA work-study students each term

Information: foothill.edu/veterans

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