Monday, February 23, 2015

Veterans Resource Fair at EVVEC Feb. 28

Poster for Community Resource Fair and Celebration. Text in header: EVVEC is now Tempe's Official Resource for Veterans. Join us to Celebrate a New Community Partnership.  Other details outlined in text below.

The City of Tempe and the East Valley Veterans Education Center (EVVEC) have joined forces to provide benefits and services to local military veterans and their families at no cost. A community Resource Fair and Celebration will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015 at the EVVEC, 3320 S. Price Rd., Tempe.

Through this new partnership, the City of Tempe is able to host exciting new amenities including an on-site navigator to aid veterans in locating necessary resources, as well as individual and group counseling services for veterans and their family members. As additional programs and services come to fruition through the newly appointed Veterans Commission and the City of Tempe Human Services Division, more opportunities will be made available to military clientele.

The new services provided by the City of Tempe will complement the invaluable opportunities and resources already being provided by the EVVEC. Current services include: academic advisement for the Maricopa Community Colleges and Northern Arizona University degree pathways, assistance with college admittance and financial aid applications, assistance with applying for veterans educational benefits, access to the Rio Salado College Testing Center, access to current employment listings, computer-guided resume writing assistance, referrals for educational, employment, health, community and housing resources, as well as free printing, copying, faxing, scanning, Skype, Wi-Fi and computer resources.

Celebration festivities include remarks by Maricopa Community College District Chancellor Dr. Rufus Glasper, Rio Salado College President Chris Bustamante and Tempe Mayor Mark Mitchell. There will also be ceremonial presentations from ASU ROTC Color Guard and Sun Devil Battalion, as well as a live musical performance by the Gililland Middle School Orchestra.

Visitors to the fair will have access to the following partnering agencies: Arizona Coalition for Military Families, Arizona Department of Economic Security, ASU Pat Tillman Center, ASU Veterans Upward Bound, City of Tempe, Disabled American Veterans, Ethos Group, Honor Walk, Maricopa Community Colleges District, Maricopa Corporate College, Maricopa Workforce Connection, Mesa Community College, Mesa Vet Center, Northern Arizona University, Rio Salado College, Scottsdale Community College, Tempe Veteran's History Project, University of Phoenix, Veterans Administration and Veterans of Foreign Wars.

For more information, please call 480.384.9850 or email 

In the event of rain, the program will be held inside RSC Southern; in the same complex as the East Valley Veterans Education Center. 

The EVVEC is hosted by Rio Salado College in partnership with the Maricopa Community Colleges District, Scottsdale Community College and Mesa Community College. Other partners include the City of Tempe, Arizona Department of Labor, Arizona Department of Veterans’ Services, Disabled American Veterans, Arizona Department of Economic Security, Phoenix VA Healthcare System and Phoenix VA Regional Office.