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1 But Where Do We Start?: Working with the National Guard

2 Housekeeping

3 Poll Directions This poll has three questions which will appear on your screen one at a time. When a question comes up, click on your response and then click on Submit my answer.

4 Why are we here? To give you the information you need to connect with local National Guard and Joining Community Forces networks so that you can explore opportunities for collaboration or volunteer placement.

5 Agenda I.Welcome II.Big Picture: Why this Work Matters III.What You Need to Know about the National Guard and Joining Community Forces IV.Getting Started V.Summary VI.Where to Go for More Information

6 Presenters CH (MAJ) Quentin D. Collins National Coordinator Joining Community Forces National Guard Bureau Moderator Margie Legowski, CNCS, Strategy Office Theresa Long Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) State Director, Oklahoma CNCS VMF Field Liaison Lead National VAVS Deputy Representative

7 Why this Work Matters National Issue Serve America Act CNCS Strategic Plan Senior Corps Priority

8 Veterans and Military Families (VMF) - Performance Measures ObjectiveOutputService Activities Outcomes Veterans & Military Families Served V1. Number of veterans that received CNCS-supported assistance. Assisting a DOL VETS Program; Assisting a Dept. of Veterans Affairs Program; Healthy Futures Activity; Economic Opportunity Activity, Food DeliveryVA HBPC; CompanionshipVA HBPC; Work with VA VAVS or VAMC; Other None. Veterans & Military Families Served V8. Number of veterans family members that received CNCS- supported assistance. Healthy Futures Activity; Economic Opportunity Activity; Assisting a Dept. of Veterans Affairs Program; Other None. Veterans & Military Families Served V7. Number of family members of active-duty military that received CNCS-supported assistance. Healthy Futures Activity; Economic Opportunity Activity; National Guard Volunteer Services; Assisting a Dept. of Veterans Affairs Program; Other None. Veterans & Military Families Served V9. Number of military service members that received CNCS- supported assistance. Healthy Futures Activity; Economic Opportunity Activity; National Guard Volunteer Services; Other None. Veterans & Military Families Served V3. Number of veterans assisted in pursuing educational opportunities. Coaching/Counseling; Referring to servicesNone.

9 National Guard 101 The video will show up momentarily as a pop up on your computer screen. It may appear in a new window or as a new tab in your browser, depending on your settings. Once the video has finished playing please close the YouTube window. If the video does not pop up you can type the above link into a separate window to view on your own.

10 What you need to know What is the National Guard? Who is in the Guard? Where and whom do they serve? How is the Guard similar to or different from other armed forces?

11 What you need to know What knowledge and skills do Guard members bring to the community? How are their needs similar to and different from those in other armed services? How can Senior Corps volunteers help?

12 Opportunities to Help

13 Transportation to medical appointments Respite for spouses whose partners are deployed Connections to opportunities to serve Health and Wellness

14 Mentors or tutors for Guard children and youth Links between returning Guard members and colleges Education

15 Financial literacy or computer training Housing builds Job skills coaching Economic Opportunity

16 Questions? Type them in the Q & A feature.

17 How do we connect with the Guard, their families and others doing this work?

18 Joining Community Forces Collaboratives The webpage with the video will show up momentarily as a pop up on your computer screen. It may appear in a new window or as a new tab in your browser, depending on your settings. Please scroll down and click the play button to view the video. Once the video has finished playing please close the Joining Community Forces window. If the video does not pop up you can type the above link into a separate window to view on your own.

19 Joining Community Forces in Your Community What are JCFs? Whom do they serve? What do they do? Who is on a JCF at the state level? Locally?

20 Getting Started How do you we find them? With whom should we speak? What should we not do? What else do we need to know?

21 Questions? Type them in the Q & A feature.

22 Quick Summary

23 For More Information National Guard Joining Community Forces Project Ideas, Tools and Peer Exchanges

24 This webinar will be available on-demand shortly after this session. These slides are available for download in the Content section in the lower-left side of your screen. Remember to fill out the post-conference assessment. Thank you for joining us today


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