The HeroPreneur NVBS cannot take place without the help of these organizations.
HeroZona Foundation, whose mission is to celebrate and empower our veteran community. The HeroZona Foundation is a non-profit organization that empowers our veterans and their families through entrepreneurship, employment, and education. We also work with veterans in the community to provide under-served students opportunities and diverse educational programs that make an impact to our future leaders of tomorrow. HeroZona Foundation is a 501(c)(3).
U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Hiring Our Heroes
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Hiring Our Heroes initiative launched in March 2011 as a nationwide effort to connect veterans, transitioning service members, and military spouses with meaningful employment opportunities.
Working with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s vast network of state and local chambers and strategic partners from the public, private, and non-profit sectors, our goal is to create a movement across America in hundreds of communities where veterans and military families return every day.
Early on, our team adopted two strategies: (1) grassroots engagement and (2) public-private partnerships. Through our commitment-based engagement of the business community, more than 1,025 job fairs held across the country and on military installations overseas, and a suite of free online career tools, we’ve worked with our partners to help hundreds of thousands of veterans and military spouses find jobs.
Arizona Department of Veterans’ Services
The Arizona Department of Veterans’ Services (ADVS) provides direct services to Veterans through the administration of 19 Veterans Benefits Offices throughout the state – helping Veterans connect with their VA benefits, two skilled-nursing Veterans’ Home facilities in Phoenix and Tucson provide short and long-term care, the original Arizona Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery in Sierra Vista, and two new cemeteries opened in 2016 in Northern Arizona at Camp Navajo and in Southern Arizona in Marana – north of Tucson.
In addition, the Arizona Department of Veterans’ Services provides critical, state-wide coordination and technical assistance to services and organizations serving Veterans. This includes activities such as coordinating services across private and public sectors in serving targeted populations such as Veterans experiencing homelessness, and special needs for the growing population of Women Veterans – many of whom are at-risk, as well as building community capacity to address Veteran employment and higher education.
Services provided by the Arizona Department of Veterans’ Services were instrumental in connecting Arizona’s over 600,000 Veterans with over $399 million in Compensation, Pension, Educational and Medical benefits, and grants from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs in FY 2017.
Arizona Corporate Council on Veteran Careers
The Arizona Roadmap to Veteran Employment, developed in partnership by the Arizona Department of Veterans Services, Arizona Coalition for Military Families, and many public and private sector partners and shareholders, is a comprehensive statewide effort that focuses on connecting service members, veterans, and their family members to employment opportunities, training, and resources.
Community outreach is integral to the Phoenix Suns overall mission. As an organization, the Suns strive to provide the finest in sports, entertainment and community leadership.