About us

logo “We Support Those Who Defended Us”

Because of significant improvements to the federal GI Bill, the State of Arizona expects to see large numbers of Iraq (OIF) and Afghanistan (OEF) Veterans enrolling in colleges and universities. Many veterans continuing with their education are at risk to fail in the advancement of their educational goals.

Effective early intervention and on-going assistance with veterans’ problems will increase the veterans’ likelihood of success in higher education, healthier family relationships, as well as improved reintegration to the community.

The MACV Foundation plans to collaborate with public and private sector partners to support a pilot project for a veteran supportive campus at a community college in 2010 and roll this out statewide and nationwide in following years.

Our initial strategic plan calls for us to begin in 2010 with projects to strengthen veterans’ reintegration through:

  • Advocacy on behalf of veteran and family reintegration – within the private and public sectors.
  • Community Education by hosting:
    • Community meetings with focus-group discussions for community providers on issues related to reintegration and readjustment for veterans and their families on campuses.
    • Sensitivity training and curriculum suggestions related to veteran and military-friendly schools.
    • Recognition and reintegration events on holidays such as Memorial Day and Veterans Day.
  • Support through initiating or strengthening veteran and military-friendly college campuses to benefit veterans, their families, and the families of members of the US Armed Services currently deployed.

Incorporated in Arizona and listed with the IRS as a 501c3 educational and charitable nonprofit organization, the MACV Foundation launched with 14 Board members, a CEO, and an advisory council in December 2009.

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