Arizona PBS to Host 2nd Arizona Roadmap to Veteran Employment Summit

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WHAT: The second Arizona Roadmap to Veteran Employment Summit will take place at the Arizona PBS studio on June 17, 2016. This event is part of a statewide initiative to connect service members, veterans and their family members to employment opportunities, training and resources. Public and private employment stakeholders and veterans service providers will attend the half-day summit, reviewing progress since last year’s inaugural forum, and charting the course forward for the Roadmap initiative, with a focus on best practices for job seekers, employees, employment service providers and employers.

The public can gain access to this exclusive invitation-only event through Arizona PBS’ livestream, available at The broadcast is part of Arizona PBS’ Veterans Coming Home initiative, a cross-platform public media campaign that bridges America’s military-civilian divide by telling stories, challenging stereotypes and exploring how the values of service and citizenship are powerful connectors for all Americans.

WHO: The Arizona Department of Veterans’ Services and Arizona Coalition for Military Families are the lead organizers of the Arizona Roadmap to Veteran Employment and key organizers of the summit. Attendees will include representatives of military, government and community organizations with a stake in veteran employment.

The Roadmap initiative is funded in part by the Office of the Governor and the Governor’s Office of Youth, Faith and Family. APS, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and the Safeway Foundation are providing additional support for the summit.

WHERE:  Arizona PBS Studios, ASU Downtown Phoenix campus/Cronkite Building, 555 N. Central Ave., 6th floor in Studio A, Phoenix, AZ 85004.

WHEN:  Friday, June 17, from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

PHOTO OPPS:  Presentations by participants in the forum, including local leaders, service members, veterans, employment service providers and employers. Military color guard and pipes & drums during the opening ceremony.

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Arizona PBS is a member-supported community service of Arizona State University and the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication.

About the Arizona Department of Veterans’ Services

The Arizona Department of Veterans’ Services is the state agency that serves Arizona’s veterans and their families through education and advocacy. To learn more visit

About the Arizona Coalition for Military Families

The Arizona Coalition for Military Families is a nationally-recognized public/private partnership focused on building Arizona’s statewide capacity to care for and support all service members, veterans, their families and communities. To learn more visit

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