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VA Secretary McDonald Visits with Veterans and Brentwood Students

by Gennifer Yoshimaru, Assistant Head of School for Advancement

The East Campus had the privilege of a special visit from VA Secretary Robert McDonald yesterday. Secretary McDonald is the driving force behind the Department of Veterans Affairs ambitious vision to become the number one customer-service agency in the Federal government. He has also led the effort to create and implement the new master plan that will transform the West Los Angeles VA campus into a true community consisting of housing, healthcare, and education, recreational and vocational resources...

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Honoring Our Veterans

Our Middle and Upper School Veterans Day Assembly is always a moving tribute to the men and women who serve in our country's Armed Forces. For the past 5 years, it has also provided the perfect backdrop for the culmination of the Veterans Portrait Project, in which Upper School artists and Literature of War and Conflict students are paired with a Veteran to capture his or her story through the visual of a portrait and through the words of a narrative. This year, twenty-nine groups participated—the most ever in the years since the project began—and many of the Veterans were in attendance at the Assembly to see their portraits for the first time...

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The Greater Los Angeles VA Stand Down

On October 20, members of the Brentwood School community joined forces with hundreds of other volunteers to manifest the second annual Greater Los Angeles VA Stand Down, Homeless-to-Housed. A Stand Down is a collaborative event coordinated between VA, government and community agencies, and community advocates serving the homeless Veterans...

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A Great Day for Veterans Affairs and Brentwood School

by Dr. Mike Riera, Head of School > I am pleased to share with you the good news that Brentwood School will continue its longstanding relationship with Veterans Affairs (VA) and the West Los Angeles VA Campus (WLA VA) through a revitalized partnership agreement announced on Wednesday. (You may read the full Press Release and the Fact Sheet.) The 22-acre athletic complex, developed and maintained by Brentwood School on VA land, will remain a shared, flexible green space and is integral to the goal of making WLA VA a modern community for Veterans and their families...

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