Eclipse Magazine - Produced by NABVETS 2015 First Edition - Page 13
Vets Place Central, located in Milwaukee, WI along with the national headquarters of both NABVETS and the Center for Veterans Issues, is a central hub
for many of the services that NABVETS and CVI provide Veterans, including VUB.
zero in on just exactly where or what mathematical concept they are
struggling with…I can actually individualize my approach to meet the
Veterans Assistance Program- Southern Center (SC)
Partnering up with the Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs
(WDVA), UW-Milwaukee Veterans Upward Bound was able to establish
classrooms and computer labs at VA Southern Center’s 30-bed
transitional living facility for homeless Veterans in Union Grove, WI.
Through VUB programs, Veterans are able to make use of in-house
educational classes, employment searching, resume building and job
training skills right in the comfort of their living facilities.
Milwaukee VA Medical Center (VAMC)
The VAMC has domiciliary facilities that collectively provide 356 beds
and offer programming in Substance Abuse Rehabilitation, Psychiatric
Rehabilitation and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder care.
“This has been just an awesome relationship,” says Dr. Allen. “We
provide the instruction in an environment that the Veteran is familiar
with, surrounded by a group of support staff and other Veterans that
are willing to step in and offer assistance whenever and wherever they
can. The classrooms and computer labs are equipped to accommodate
up to 18 Veterans collectively. VUB and CVI are looking into providing
‘house calls’ to all of our transitional facilities. And if you believe in the
statement that ‘you are never too old to learn,’ then you will understand
why I say Veterans retirement homes here in Wisconsin are on my radar
and I will be aggressively pursuing having conversations with Secretary
John Scocos of WDVA in the near future.”
About the Veterans Upward Bound Program
The Veterans Upward Bound Program (VUB) serves Veterans in
Milwaukee and Racine Counties in Wisconsin. All services are free
of charge to eligible veterans. Veterans Upward Bound is a federal
Trio program that is funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of
VUB provides several online classes in addition to individualized tutoring
with classroom instructors. Veterans are able to work on a number of
basic skills, at their own pace, while enjoying the camaraderie of their
peers and instructors eagerly awaiting to engage them in a number of
mathematical and other basic skills conversations.
For more information about
UW-Milwaukee Veterans Upward Bound
or information about other Pre-College and Trio
Programs at UW-Milwaukee contact Dr. Allen.
In addition to these “off-campus” locations, Veterans also have the
option of attending classes on the UWM campus, where VUB has a
combination classroom and computer lab. The UW-Milwaukee VUB
program strives to meet Veterans’ needs in the way that works best for
them as individuals and provides, in addition to educational service,
multicultural enrichment events as well.
Article Courtesy of:
Charles E. Allen, MD (USAF, Maj. Ret)