San Diego honors new vet center
The San Diego County Board of Supervisors honored its newest veterans center with a proclamation: throughout the county, Nov. 1 will be recognized as Southwest Veterans Business Resource Center Day. The center is the brainchild of Albert Renteria, a retired Marine Corps veteran and founder and CEO of the new center.
"I have spent over eight years developing this launch, and I have turned over rocks and covered every inch to determine what it will take to make this work," Renteria said. "And how I will empower communities to take control of what they want to see happen, and that is to serve our veterans with class and dignity."
The nonprofit veterans business resource center will offer a variety of services at no cost to eligible participants: veterans, servicemembers and their families. Guidance will be available to increase awareness of veterans benefits, help with job preparation and develop business entrepreneur strategies.
Renteria's vision for the center includes business equipment, office spaces, classes, seminars, and training sessions conducted by retired business owners and other volunteers.
The center's educational cornerstone is a 14-level reintegration study program for veterans, who can qualify for a $2,000 Learn-and-Earn stipend by enrolling. Job placement and counseling services will also be available.
In part, the proclamation reads: " ... the County of San Diego is committed to recognizing and honoring those organizations throughout the region who dedicate themselves to the best ideals of public service, and the Southwest Veterans Business Resource Center is one such organization ...."
The Southwest Veterans Business Resource Center, located at 145 E. Fig St., will host its opening ceremony from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 1. The center can be reached by phone at (760) 468-1315.
A welcoming home for our Troops.
Welcoming home our men and women doesn't end after the crowd disperses, it MUST continue on for the life of the Veteran! They've served us, now we will serve them with programs that work so they reintegrate into society.
We are a national public benefit nonprofit organization that educates American Communities about best practices to serve Veterans. We honor their service by empowering Veterans to apply their training and skills to successfully transition to productive careers and enterprises.
We provide free vocational training 24/7 to all of our members through our website, in addition to local events. We believe the tenet that American Communities are the ultimate beneficiaries when Veterans claim their benefits and invest in productive endeavors.
The SWVBRC enlists the support of members of local Communities like you to increase Veteran awareness of the value of obtaining a VA card and receiving earned benefits.
Sponsorships, donations, volunteers and support from communities like yours enable us to reach out to Veterans and empower them to transition back into successful, productive enterprises that ultimately benefit all Americans and support future generations.
The Internal Revenue Service has determined that Southwest Veterans' Business Resource Center, Inc. is an organization exempt from federal income tax under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. A donation to SWVBRC, Inc. is deductible to the extent permitted under law.
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