Alliance to Feature Collaboration on Education Fairs, Support Services and Other Programs and Activities that Positively Impact Military and Veteran Student Populations
Adelphi, Md. (May 9, 2021)—University of Maryland Global Campus (UMGC) and Easterseals DC MD VA have teamed up to support military-affiliated students with a host of programs that will help them with employment, housing, healthcare and other needs as they transition to civilian careers.
“Easterseals is a world-class organization, providing compassionate and quality care and support to active duty servicemembers, veterans, and their families,” said Nicole DeRamus-Suazo, Ph.D., assistant vice president for Veterans Programs at UMGC. “We are pleased and honored to join in this alliance and bring that level of service and support to our military-affiliated students and alumni and their families where they need it most.”
The alliance collectively integrates the efforts of the UMGC’s Veterans Programs, Career Services, and Corporate Learning Solutions teams and culminates in a mutually beneficial agreement that benefits transitioning veterans and their families.
As part of the alliance, Easterseals DC MD VA will connect UMGC students with internships and other employment opportunities at the organization, while UMGC will invite Easterseals to participate in the university’s military and veteran appreciation fair, military open houses, informational webinars, and career fairs. Additionally, Easterseals employees and their spouses and dependents may be eligible for tuition discounts at UMGC.
Easterseals provides a variety of services to ensure military families are fully embraced in a hopeful, inclusive community, including the Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at Easterseals for mental health; the Veterans Staffing Network (including the Homeless Veteran Reintegration Program) for employment coaching and placement; Military Family Respite that provides support for military families whose children have severe disabilities and children of wounded warriors; Child Development Services for military families (including the Little Warriors scholarship program for children of wounded warriors); and Adult Day Services that help keep veterans with disabilities out of nursing homes and in the community.
“We are excited to partner with UMGC to serve members of the military community more comprehensively. At Easterseals, we are committed to respecting each individual and ensuring he or she meets personal goals – this is critical for veterans transitioning to civilian employment who want a meaningful career,” said Jon Horowitch, President and CEO of Easterseals DC MD VA.