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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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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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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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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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Veterans Home of California
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