Veterans Association of America, Inc.
Wednesday, February 24, 2021
Serving those who've served this Country

Calendar of Events

Nov. 13, 2012: Free Per Scholas Technology Training Course (15 weeks)

Hello, I am reaching out to you to inquire if your program participants may be interested in FREE Information Technology Workforce Training. We offer AT OUR BRONX CAMPUS AS WELL AS NEW BROOKLYN LOCATIONS a 15-week training course in troubleshooting and fixing computer operating systems, industry certification (CompTIA A+ and Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist), job placement in career-track IT jobs, and 24-month case management and follow-up.
Basic qualifications include: age 18 or older, high school or GED (equivalent international diplomas accepted), legal NYC resident, genuine interest in working in the IT field, and able to attend classes 9am-4pm Monday-Friday for 15 weeks.
This training is provided FREE through generous donations of foundations and corporations, as well as grants from NYC and NY State. We especially invite OIF/OEF/OND VETERANS, THEIR SPOUSES, AND FAMILY MEMBERS, AND WOMEN TO APPLY. For more information go to

John Lewis
Recruitment & Admissions 
Director, Veterans Outreach & Recruitment

The Per Scholas Institute for Technology
804 East 138 Street, 2nd Floor
Bronx NY 10454

If any member that is already registered with the Veterans Association of America, Inc. (VAA) wants to participate in this training, please ensure to tell the representative of whom you speak with that you are from the aforementioned organization. We want to keep accountability of all our enrollees. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact the numbers listed above or the VAA's toll free number @ (800) 590-2173 for additional information. Thank you.
October 22, 2014:         ASA College Enrollment Opportunities:
                                            (Continuous Open Enrollment)   
All veterans seeking enrollment in ASA College through the Veterans Association of America, Inc. should contact Mr. Anthony Brathwaite, Director of Community Outreach at (212) 672-6488. Inform them that you are being referred by the aforementioned veteran organization.
February 6, 2015:  Veterans Association of America, Inc. Job Opportunities:
                                                     (Continuous Employment Openings)            
The Veterans Association of America, Inc. is looking for quality web designers/developers and troubleshooters that will impact the the viewing of service provided. We are focused on military veterans of all branches that have the technical skills set to take on these viable roles within our organization. 
We are seeking individuals from all backgrounds who are former and active duty members of the military that have certified experience, and have worked in the aforementioned positions to help our organization along with sustaining current programs available to our coveted servicemembers. If anyone is interested please give us a call @ (800) 590-2173 to inquire about this tremendous opportunity. 
Oct 1, 2016: Carnicella & Associates, LLC. Veterans Opportunity for Free Dental Check Up:
                                                        (Continuous each Year for Veterans Day)
Dr. Nicole Carnicella of Carnicella & Associates, LLC. is offering free dental triage and check up opportunities across the greater Pennsylvania area to medically assess veterans for one day on Veterans Day this year for those in the immediate area. You can reach her and associates to engage in the "Salute Your Smile" program dedicated to all military veterans that are within her local province. This year (2018) it will be on 9 Nov.

This program has been acknowledged by Dr. Works, Chairman, CEO & Founder as a great opportunity to encourage several veterans in taking advantage of free dental check ups and oral hygiene. Please review the links provided above as points of contact and further information.
July 14, 2017:                              Veterans Benefits Administration:
Dear VA Beneficiary,

Did you know that you may be eligible for an annual clothing allowance if you use a prosthetic or orthopedic appliance and/or medication for a service connected skin condition that causes permanent damage to your outer garments? 

If you’re eligible, and you haven’t yet applied for this year, you need to act fast! If you have already submitted your application, then  no further action is required on your part. 

Your application should be submitted on or before October 1, 2019. To apply, submit (in person, by mail, or fax) VA Form 10-8678Application for Annual Clothing Allowance, to the Prosthetic and Sensory Aids Service at your local VA medical centerAdditional information on this benefit is available at

Thank you for your service!


Veterans Benefits Administration

Jan 12, 2019          VAA Security, Inc.  Employment Opportunities:
                      (Continuous Employment Openings)
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The Veterans Association of America, Inc. has security positions available for military veterans (Active, Retired, National Guard & Reserves, etc.) of all branches. You MUST have your security license and your 8 hour & 16 hour certificates prior to being sent to any employment location. It is a mandate that you have these items to solidify yourself from scrutiny and questioning from location management and ownership.
If you have met the above requirements, please contact Dr. Works at or call toll free (800) 590-2173 for further information. All guards MUST have black attire only when assigned to any location. It is imperative that each veteran seeking employment register with the organization by going to to membership enrollment and fill out the online application along with their $10.00 member enrollment fee to be considered for the aforementioned positions. All veterans must have a DD214 or VA member card to substantiate their service connection. 
Jan 16, 2019:                  Donate through Amazon Smile:
Dear Charity Administrator,

We're excited to announce another bonus donation opportunity for Veterans Association Of America. Through January 31, 2019, AmazonSmile will donate 15% the purchase price of new print magazine subscriptions. Click here for details

Use the message and image below in email, social media, and on your website to spread the word to your donors, staff, and volunteers.

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Nov 25, 2019:                     Donate Through Amazon Smile:
This Black Friday, Nov 29, 2019 you can use the below copy and banners to remind your supporters that when they shop at they generate AmazonSmile donations for Veterans Association of America, Inc..

When you shop Black Friday deals at, AmazonSmile donates to Veterans Association of America, Inc.!
February 26, 2020: NYC FAIR FARES Through HRA (Human Resources Admin.)
The City of New York and the Human Resources Administration (HRA) have created a new MetroCard for those New Yorkers who are living in economically disadvantaged or deprived conditions as well as below the indicated Federal Income Poverty Line (FPL), will be able to apply for the NYC FAIR FARES Metrocard. In order to be considered you MUST apply online to: and fill out the online application along with downloading the Fair Fares app to your phone and submitting the documents requested from the various categories provided.
This is not just for veterans, it's for ALL New Yorkers who have been unable to sustain themselves getting to and from important appointments, interviews, job opportunities, etc. Please take advantage of the 50% discounted MetroCard, once approved, to help assist those less fortunate.
If you have additional questions, please don't hesitate to contact NYC Fair Fares HRA department at: (212) 331-4282 for further assistance. This is also to all our military veterans that are struggling to make ends meet, take full advantage of this opportunity to have some stability in your lives by filling out the online application. There's a full staff of representatives waiting to assist you.
Fair Fares NYC List of Suggested Documentation:
Applying for Fair Fares is so easy, you may not need to submit any documents! If you do, the list below will help you choose those documents. When you complete your application, the online application will tell you what you need to submit. 
To verify your IDENTITY and AGE, use any ONE of the following:
• Government Issued Photo I.D. (e.g. NYS ID, IDNYC)
• Driver’s License from any state 
• Passport from any country 
• Expired government issued photo ID - up to 3 years prior
 US Military ID
• Tribal ID
USCIS Registration Card/Permanent Resident Card/Green Card Naturalization Certificate
• Adoption Papers
• Birth Certificate Note: Other documents may also be used.
• Your documentation must show your name and date of birth.
• To verify your RESIDENCY, use a bill, statement or government issued letter from the last 90 days:
• Cable, phone or utility bill
• Any lease in your name for a residence in New York City
• United States Postal Service (USPS) change of address confirmation
• Rent bill
• Bank statement
• Insurance bill (health, homeowner’s, renter’s, life or automobile insurance)
• Credit card bill or statement Note: Other documents proving residency within the last 90 days may also be used.
To verify your TAXABLE HOUSEHOLD INCOME use the following:
• All pages of Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Form 1040 from prior year Or for you and each household member use all that apply:
• NYS Disability Benefits: Award letter or check stub
• Pension/Retirement Benefits: Statement or check stub
• SSI/SSA Benefits: Current award certificate/letter or current benefit check or correspondence from SSA
• Unemployment Insurance Benefits:
• Current award certificate or official correspondence with New York State Department of Labor
• Proof of payment from renter (copy of check/money order) or written statement of received rental income
• All paystubs for last 30 days
• Letter from employer - signed and dated with gross income for last 30 days; include the employer's name, address, and phone number
• Bank statement if your pay is deposited in your account
• Self-employment: business records or tax records
• If none of the above are available, provide a letter from you - signed and dated with gross income for last 30 days; include description of income Note:
Child support income should not be included in your calculation or with your application or documentation.
Please call 311 if you have any questions about this notice. You can also visit for more information about the Fair Fares NYC program.
March 2, 2020:            NANOE Credentialing

"Show the world you're an expert in nonprofit management. NANOE Credentialing ensures you achieve your vocational goals." ~ Kathleen Robinson, Ph.D.

Certified Nonprofit Executive (CNE)
200 Multiple Choice Questions

Certified Development Executive (CDE)
150 Multiple Choice Questions

Certified Nonprofit Consultant (CNC)

100 Multiple Choice Questions

Dear Colleague in Service,

NANOE is the only nationwide membership organization in the U.S. for Executives seeking credentials in the art of nonprofit capacity-building. Practitioners who hold a prestigious NANOE credential are “best practice” experts who grow charitable enterprise and discover new ways to advance the common good. NANOE’s three capacity-building training certifications are based on industry insider knowledge, university research, and a love for serving humanity. Each credential compliments the other ensuring CEOs, CFOs, COOs & CDOs organization-wide are equipped with progressive capacity building practices that drive new growth.

Here's a brief overview of the three credentials you can receive that will supercharge your career:

CERTIFIED NONPROFIT EXECUTIVE (CNE): Striking the balance between managing volunteer board members, administrators, front-line staff, programs, finance and fundraising presents nonprofit managers with the complex and perfect storm of corporate oversight.  Practitioners who hold CNE learn new ways to prioritize capacity-building that ensures they weather the tumultuous seasons of nonprofit administration. Certified Nonprofit Executives become the capacity-building expert CEOs, CFOs, COOs & CDOs a charitable enterprise needs to expand its mission!

CERTIFIED DEVELOPMENT EXECUTIVE (CDE): Many fundraisers come to the nonprofit sector with great intentions to advance a charity’s mission without having correctly answered the question, “who is our customer?” Executives mistakenly think that the rain forest, the student, the homeless or a family-in-need are their customers and therein lies the difficulty. Individuals you serve are not your customers because they have no money. Certified Development Executives are expert at understanding who their true customer is and are equipped with new best practices that ensure they create life-long partnerships with new friends who financially invest in your mission.

CERTIFIED NONPROFIT CONSULTANT (CNC): During our careers, at one point or another, many of us wonder if we could be trusted to share our expertise with others in a way that produces personal income. The truth is, successful consulting is more than sharing your experience…it’s a coveted lifestyle with multiple dimensions. First, you need to be an expert in particular area of nonprofit management. Second, you must learn how to disseminate your knowledge using the consulting arts. Third, you must build a sustainable business enterprise that consistently generates opportunities to serve. Practitioners who hold the CNC credential are nationally qualified experts who labor alongside nonprofits providing the organizations they serve “big wins!”

You'll also be pleased to know that we provide LIVE CREDENTIALING SUPPORT. NANOE's Member Relations Director Lisa Van Zyll is available Mondays through Fridays 9am to 5pm (EST) to answer any of your questions and to support you as you take your exam! Feel free  to give her a ring at (202) 309-4125.

Here's how credentialing works:
1. Complete your personal experience profile (memorialize your vocational minimums required)

2. Complete your training profile (memorialize your instructional minimums required)

3. Complete and pass your credentialing exam (open book, exam resources, automated & online)

a. Certified Nonprofit Executive 200 Multiple Choice Questions

 Certified Development Executive - 150 Multiple Choice Questions
c. Certified Nonprofit Consultant - 100 Multiple Choice Questions

d. 70% to pass. 30 days to complete exam (includes SAVE AS YOU GO function)

e. Pass/Fail status is revealed immediately upon test completion

4. NANOE’s Credentialing Board will confirm your completed process within 2-3 weeks

ONCE YOU’RE CERTIFIED YOU’RE ALWAYS CERTIFIED. No re-certification required as long as you maintain your annual membership with NANOE.

Executives Who Hold a NANOE Credential:

Are recognized by employers in the nonprofit sector as having met a series of standards set by NANOE demonstrating a superior commitment to growing capacity within nonprofits.

Have their personal certification officially recorded at the offices of National Association of Nonprofit Organizations & Executives.

Receive an official Credentialing Certificate demonstrating their achievement.

Receive the credential CNE, CDE, CNC and are authorized to use this designation in their public title.

Are provided the CNE, CDE and/or CNC badge for use on business cards, letterhead, websites, etc.

Are members in good standing of National Association of Nonprofit Organizations and Executive (NANOE).

Pay a one-time fee of $98 for one credential or $148 for two credentials or $198 for three credentials.

Avoid cumbersome and expensive re-certification processes for CNE, CDE or CNC. Credentials are maintained as long the holder maintains membership in NANOE.

9. Experience the satisfaction and challenge of a meaningful adult continuing educational process that ensures their effectiveness now and in the future.

Please feel free to contact me with your questions by replying to this email.

Sincerely Yours,

Kathleen Robinson

NANOE Credentialing Director
All military services members that are hungry and in need of food to please call 311 and request delivery to your home of record and you should receive items twice a week. If you need more information, please contact the above number to the City of New York Human Resources Administration.
August 21, 2020:      Hunter Fan Company Discounts for Military Veterans:
The Hunter Fan Company is offering a 15% discount on all purchases of ceiling fans and other accessories. Please click onto the link: This is an entity that has an assortment of home and office decor that you'd find very interesting. If you have any questions pertaining to these discounts or anything else, please contact Miss. Erica LeBlanc, Sr. Manager, E-Commerce @ (615) 517-1029.
Sept 18, 2020:       VA's Free Apple iPad Program for Telehealth Veterans:
The Department of Veterans Affairs recently announced a new collaboration with Apple to increase veterans' access to virtual care benefits by providing free iPads to some vets.
The VA program gives qualifying veterans cellular-enabled iPads to access telehealth services; it currently helps more than 50,000 vets across the country virtually connect to VA health care services. It has recently been expanded as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
If you are a veteran enrolled in VA health care, don't have internet access or a video device, and are interested in the program, you should consult your VA health care team to see whether you're eligible for the program.
The iPads let veterans participate in video appointments with their care team, and enable secure communication between the veteran and VA medical staff. Besides offering secure video communication, the iPads let veterans securely view and download their personal medical data using the Health Records on iPhone feature from Apple; view their health record; refill prescriptions; track their health and more. Veterans can safely meet with their care team without having to visit a VA medical center, use public transportation or possibly be exposed to health hazards.
"VA will continue working diligently to provide veterans with the tools and resources necessary to access quality health care when and where they need it," said VA Secretary Robert Wilkie. "VA's partnership with Apple is an integral step in helping to bridge the digital divide for veterans everywhere. This is particularly critical during the COVID-19 public health emergency, when telehealth is being leveraged to protect the safety and well-being of both our veterans and clinicians."
The program has been in existence since 2016, and a recent VA study found that veterans who received the free iPads reported high levels of satisfaction with care, were less likely to miss appointments, and found it easier and more convenient to access VA care.
Contact your local or regional VA healthcare team or primary care physician to inquire about how to sign up or call (800) 827-1000 for further information
Oct. 2, 2020:     Economic Impact Payments for Veterans:
There are Economic Impact Payments due to several military veterans across the country who haven't filed and those who are also homeless through the IRS mandate. For those who haven't filed are considered "Non Filers" can fill out the Non Filers application online through the IRS web portal by submitting their basic information including bank account, will receive $1,200.00 from the federal government. It won't last forever as you have until October 15, 2020 deadline to submit your free non filers application. It's very simple and the application takes 5 minutes to complete.
Remember, this is for everyone as we want all military veterans to get their fair share of monies equally as everyone else. You are NOT required to fill out a federal income tax return just this application will suffice. As a non filer, your income must be less than $12,000 and/or have no income. If you've filed a tax return for either 2018 or 2019 then this non filers application is NOT for you. Don't waste anymore time!! Get out there and apply NOW!!! This is part of the Coronavirus Aid Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act to reduce the financial burden of COVID-19 on individuals and their families. Please ensure to go to the IRS web portal for further information and instructions. Good luck everyone!!
January 30, 2021:         VETS GROUP, INC.

The VETS GROUP, INC. training academy is pleased to be a part of this Virtual Job Fair hosted by AMAZON in partnership with the National Association of Minority Veterans of America (NAMVETS).
The event scheduled for February 3, 2021 during Black History Month is targeted to BLACK VETERANS, WOMEN VETERANS, and VETERANS of COLOR. All types of positions are open nationwide. This is a great opportunity to start your career with AMAZON.
LOCATION: Virtual Live Event from 5pm-6pm (EST)
DATE & TIME: February 3, 2021 from 5pm to 6pm (EST)
How To Join The Webinar:
Wed, Feb 3, 2021 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM EST
1. Click the link to join the webinar at the specified time and date:
Join Webinar
Note: This link should not be shared with others; it is unique to you.
Before joining, be sure to check system requirements to avoid any connection issues.
2. Choose one of the following audio options:

When the webinar begins, you will be connected to audio using your computer's microphone and speakers (VoIP). A headset is recommended.
Webinar ID: 965-382-747
To Cancel this Registration:
If you can't attend this webinar, you may Cancel your registration at any time
February 18, 2021:     Amazon Military SkillBridge Program 
                                                                    (Continuous Openings)
Amazon is an official U.S. Department of Defense Skillbridge program provider, which allows U.S. transitioning service members to train at the company for career opportunities; Amazon has titled this partnership the Amazon Military Skillbridge (AMSB) program. The goal of AMSB is to provide candidates who are selected into the program, training and development opportunities to bridge any skill gaps for the advertised roles and upon successful completion of the program, candidates will be extended full time job offers.
Amazon believes having a career lined up in time for the transition out of the military is key to making the transition that much smoother and less stressful. If you are interested in learning more about AMSB or formally applying, check out the website here:
Current opportunities include:
o   Operations Manager roles in 9 different U.S. locations in CA, PA, OH, MD, TN, TX, and IN. Interviews week of March 22nd!
o   Amazon Web Service Technical Apprenticeship program, various roles, locations, and timelines. (this opportunity is also open to veterans and military spouses)
o   Amazon Individual Fellowships, various roles, locations, and timelines.
Feel free to reach out to us for any additional questions: or attend a weekly webinar to learn more about this program and its specific opportunities:

Thank you,
Amazon Military SkillBridge Team | Global Military Affairs