Events

August 2019

YOUTH CHALLENGE SUMMER CONFERENCE
On August 26th - August 29th 2019 Danette Hayes attended the Youth Challenge Summer Conference. Youth Challenge Teams, Directors and Teachers attended the Conference. This was a positive outcome for us. We connected with quit a few states that want to pursue Challenge Gateway with us - Michigan, Wisconsin, Indiana and Georgia.

NGAUS 141st GENERAL CONFERENCE & EXHIBITION
On August 26th 2019 - September 3rd 2019 Danielle Trosclair attended the NGAUS 141st General Conference & Exhibition. The Army and Air National guard officers from all 50 states, three territories and the District of Columbia gathered to connect, party and get down to business setting the NGAUS upcoming legislative agenda.

STUDENT VETERAN ORIENTATION
On August 24th 2019 Crystal McFadden attended the Student Veteran Orientation: University of Pittsburgh, Greensburg. There were Veteran supporters at Pitt Greensburg campus, student veterans and community supporters in attendance.

VETERANS LEADERSHIP PROGRAM: WOMEN VETERANS WORKSHOP
On August 23rd 2019 Crystal McFadden attended the Veterans Leadership Program: Women Veterans Workshop in Pittsburgh, PA. CASY ( Crystal) gave training to Women Veterans at VLP. " The work women do to make it work".

AMERICAN LEGION EDUCATION & EMPLOYMENT NATIONAL COMMITTEE MEETING
On August 23rd - August 24th 2019 Don Fried attended the American Legion Education & Employment National Committee Meeting. There were members from the DC office and 48 employment member from across the US that attended the meeting.

PA WOMEN WORK CULTURAL COMPETENCY TRAINING
On August 21st 2019 Crystal McFadden attended the PA Women Work Cultural Competency Training to Staff. CASY, VLP, Vet Center & PA Serves - Conduct Veteran Cultural Competency Training to PA women staff for future mentorship collaborative for our Women Veterans and their professional endeavors.

CASY / O2O PROGRAM MANAGER MEETING
On August 21st 2019 Crystal McFadden attended the CASY/O2O - Program Manager Meeting in Carnegie, PA. This was a meeting between Crystal and new program manager for Pittsburgh onward to opportunity program (IVMF Product), Bart Womack. Goal is to plan partnership and coordinate future involvement for upcoming cohorts and best approach for mutually beneficial moves as well as candidates success.

WOMEN VETERANS RESOURCE FAIR
On August 16th 2019 Crystal McFadden attended the Womens Veterans Resource Fair and Pittsburgh VA Medical Center. Women Veteran Resource Fair for approx 30 tables and advertised to all Women in greater Pittsburgh area.

WHITE OAK VET CENTER FAMILY PICNIC
On August 16th 2019 Crystal McFadden attended the White Oak Vet Center- Family Picnic. Vet Center Staff, Veterans, Families - share a meal and resources, build cohesion.

DUQUESNE UNIVERSITY STUDENT VETERANS ORGANIZATION
On August 15th 2019 Crystal McFadden attended the Duquesne University Student Veterans Orientation in Pittsburgh, PA. Students attended their fall orientation. Mostly freshman learning resources with current veteran student supports.

WOMEN'S VETERAN COLLABORATIVE
On August 14th 2019 Crystal McFadden attended the Women's Veteran Collaborative @ VLP. This meeting was with Women Veterans collaborative to discuss impact for Women Veterans in Pittsburgh.

VETERANS BREAKFAST CLUB
On August 14th 2019 Crystal McFadden attended the Veterans Breakfast Club - Allison Park. This was exposure to serve & speak in front of Veteran community stakeholders, over 100 people.

RE-ENGAGE CONFERENCE PLANNING MEETING
On August 14th 2019 Crystal McFadden attended the Re-engage Conference Planning Meeting. The meeting was with Pittsburgh Veterans Leadership Program Partners and creators of Re-engage Conference for Spring 2020.

CAPITAL AREA MILITARY COMMUNITY RESOURCE NETWORK
On August 14th 2019 Danette Hayes attended the Capital Area Military Community Resource Network in Springfield, IL.

COMBINED ARMS VET CONNECT
On August 10th 2019 Simone Williams attended the Combined Arms Vet Connect.

SEMPER FI ODYSSEY
On August 9th 2019 Crystal McFadden attended the Semper Fi Odyssey - Mock Interviews/Training & Referrals in Boswell, PA.

VETERANS BREAKFAST CLUB
On August 7th 2019 Crystal McFadden attended the Veterans Breakfast Club - Beaver. The Breakfast Club meeting was followed by meeting with Career Links Rep at Beaver, Charlie Metcalf.

THE MISSION CONTINUES
On August 7th 2019 Crystal McFadden attended The Mission Continues - Megan Kruse. This was a meeting with the New Area Director of The Mission Continues to get to know and navigate strategic effective referrals.

PVEC
On August 7th 2019 Crystal McFadden attended the PVEC - In person steering committee meeting. Face to Face meeting, 12 people in attendance.

IBM i2 TRAINING
On August 6th - August 8th 2019 Jamaison Pilgreen attended the IBM i2 Course NY 2019. CASY candidates enrolled into the course IBM representatives; Martin Laird, Jennifer Davis, Ari Fishkind, as well as the BMCC Assistant Director of Computer Sciences and Mohammad Azhar. I gained a better understanding of services are available to students through CASY and MSCCN due to face to face interaction via group and individual settings. There will be continued development of network with IBM, CASY and candidates. The presentation of CASY programs along with IBM program team was extremely successful.

EANGUS CONFERENCE
On August 3 - 6, 2019 Danette Hayes attended the EANGUS Conference. Enlisted members of the National Guard and Senior Enlisted as well as vendors. There were alot of retirees that attended the event. John Harris presented the app that showed were our services were available.


July 2019

DISTRICT SPOUSES ORIENTATION CONFERENCE
On July 29th - 31st 2019 Milinda Rau attended the District Spouses Orientation Conference, 8th MCRD in Fort Worth, TX. There were 40 Marine Corps spouses, 8 Marines from recruiting stations in the southwest region of the U.S. A variety of resources and providers from the installation were in attendance. The organizer provided an agenda of workshops and informational sessions. They included an evening for Key Notes to address and employment workshops was provided by MSCCN Outreach specialist. I was able to introduce spouses to employment resources that could be plugged into from each remote location they may be stationed at. This allows for situations where installation resources are not available. The workshop provides guidance on how to build your won tools and prepare yourself for meeting your own professional and personal goals.

LANG FP STATE WORKSHOP
On July 25th - 28th 2019 Danielle Trosclair attended the LANG FP State Workshop at the Baton Rogue Capital Center. The workshop was an annual family program state workshop briefing on NGEN and PII/ComSec.

SPOUSE AMBASSADOR NETWORK MEETING
On July 24th 2019 Milinda Rau attended the Spouse Ambassador Network Meeting. We discussed Military spouse employment/partners in supporting military spouse resources and programs.

VFW NATIONAL CONVENTION
On July 19th - 24th 2019 Don Fried attended the VFW National Convention in Orlando, FL. The Convention is known for its 1 Million + member base.

COMBINED ARMS VET CONNECT
On July 17th 2019 Simone Williams attended the Combined Arms Vet Connect in Houston, TX.

ADVANCE CAMP
On July 16th 2019 Michael Hein attended the Advance Camp for Cadets. This brief gave cadets to hear about the services we provide. To include resume. interviews, job search and LinkedIn. I was signed up 166 candidates for employment assistance.

IBM QRADAR TRAINING
On July 16th - 18th 2019 Stacey Cummings attended the IBM QRadar Media- Las Vegas.

ADVANCE CAMP
On July 11th 2019 Michael Hein attended the Advance Camp for Cadets. This brief gave cadets to hear about the services we provide. To include resume. interviews, job search and LinkedIn. I was able to sign up 120 candidates.

TRAIN THE DC CHALLENGE GROUP
On July 8th - 9th 2019 Danette Hayes attended the Train the DC Challenge Group on Brassring at the DC Challenge Academy. Training was for Brassring, for counselors and challenge staff in preparation to rolling out the training to the cadets on October and November.

ADVANCE CAMP ROTC CADET BRIEF
On July 6th 2019 Michael Hein attended the Advance Camp ROTC cadet brief. This brief gave cadets to hear about the services we provide. To include resume. interviews, job search and LinkedIn.


June 2019

VETFEST RESOURCE EVENT
On June 29th 2019 Crystal McFadden attended the VetFest Resource Event in Pittsburgh,PA.

CARNEGIE LEARNING ZONE CONFERENCE
On June 28th 2019 Crystal McFadden attended the Carnegie Learning Zoom Conference, VLP Lunch and Learn Women's Small Business Assoc. Meeting.

PA SERVES ADVISORY BOARD MEETING
On June 27th 2019 Crystal McFadden attended the PA serves Advisory Board Meeting.

WESTERN PA VETERANS ACADEMIC ALLIANCE MEETING
On June 25th 2019 Crystal McFadden attended the Western PA Veterans Academic Alliance Meeting.

IBM QRADAR SPEAKER PRESENTATION
On June 25th - 27th 2019 Stacey Cummings attended the IBM QRadar Speaker Presentation. IBM SSE Dave Cole, GA W4W Priscilla Burns, IBM Atlanta HR Tristan Luckett, IBM Cyber Security Mickey Dickerson, IBM Instructor Frank Johnson and IBM QRadar students attended the event. Students were able to hear from IBM, CASY and Work For Warriors about job opportunities, what is available to them and ask questions.

LIVE LOVE TALK
On June 24th - 25th Danette Hayes attended the Live LOVE Talk, MSCCN and Swift at the New Mexico Joint Headquarters.

FORT LEONARD WOOD CASY / SWIFT BRIEF
On June 24th 2019 Debby Adkins attended the Fort Leonard Wood CASY/Swift Brief. National Guard and Reserve 88M graduates attended the briefing for CASY services. There were 150 leads of interest and the base commander accepted future briefings. I was also able to speak to future leads from spouses.

COMBINED ARMS TECHNOLOGY TRAINING
On June 21st 2019 Simone Williams attended the Combined Arms Technology Training. During this training I learned the use of their technology and website.

HAWAII VETERANS SUMMIT
On June 20th - 22nd 2019 Milinda Rau attended the Hawaii Veterans Summit. Veterans, transitioning service members, non-profit organizations, informational companies that support veterans and support agencies attended the conference. Intended goal was reached, which was to connect veterans with information and resources, For CASY, it was to get the word out about our services. I met several organizations that would like to maintain connection with CASY and MSCCN.

COMBINED ARMS
On June 19th 2019 Simone Williams attended the Combined Arms Vet Connect in Houston, TX.

ANCHORS AWEIGH PROGRAM
On June 19th - 20th Stacey J. Harris attended the Anchors Aweigh Program . Military spouses from NAS Corpus Christi and NAS Kingsville, TX attended the meeting. This was a great opportunity to provide great resources to local spouse.

SFL MEGA CAREER FAIR
On June 18th 2019 Renetta Stratton attended the SFL Mega Career Fair Summer 2019. This was a job fair with Local, State, National & International Employers. Event was successful. I had CASY/MSCCN 19 Sign up & SAP 34 Sign up.

i2 NOTEBOOK TRAINING
On June 12th Amy Newton attended the i2 Notebook Training. CASY candidates, IBM, National Guard Personal and Boeing. During this call IBM and previous military spoke about how they can utilize the program and were able to gain successful employment.

"LIVE" LOVE & MSCCN PRESENTATION
On June 12th 2019 Danette Hayes attended the "LIVE" LOVE and MSCCN Presentation in Denver, CO. Dianna Loh, SFPD Charleen Shields and the program staff attended the meeting. Presentation was successful and positive, we will be rolling out the NGEN platform to the staff.

MEET THE PRESS & KHOU TOUR
On June 11th 2019 Simone Williams attended the Meet the Press & KHOU Tour in Houston ,TX. I met the press editors and learned how to pitch a story about my impact and clients to KHOU.

CODE PLATOON, IJF, USO, MENASHA, ROLL CALL
On June 10th - 11th 2019 Danette Hayes attended the Code Platoon, IJF, USO, Menasha, Roll Call in Chicagoland, IL. During this time I had various meetings with Deb Kloeppel.

YELLOW RIBBON EVENT
On June 8th 2019 Linda Lucas attended the Yellow Ribbon Event. During the event I made 25 potential contacts looking for employment.

FORT CAMPBELL BRIEF
On June 7th 2019 Michael Hein attended the Ft. Campbell brief. I was able to make contact with 150 potential candidates.

CAREER FAIR
On June 5th 2019 Megan Noe attended the Career Fair at William the Penn Omni Hotel. This Career Fair was to assist Veterans and Spouses looking for employment.

NC WORKS CAREER FAIR
On June 4th 2019 Jenna Weakley attended the NC Works Career Fair. During the job fair I spoke to veterans who were seeking assistance for employment.

2019 NACVSO ANNUAL CONFERENCE
On June 3rd - June 7th 2019 Don Fried attended the 2019 NACVSO Annual Conference in Cleveland, OH. This event was for The National Association of County Veterans Service Officer annual conference.

171st AIR NATIONAL GUARD EDUCATION EVENT
On June 1st 2019 Crystal McFaden attended the 171st Air National Guard - Education Events in Coraopolis, PA. PA Serves and CASY presenting 45 min morning and 45 min afternoon breakout season for airmen on drill weekend.


May 2019

FORT CAMPBELL BRIEF
On May 31st Michael Hein attended the Ft. Campbell Brief for transitioning soldiers, I was able to make contact with 150 Service members.

VETERANS BREAKFAST CLUB
On May 31st 2019 Crystal McFadden attended the Veterans Breakfast Club - Penn Hills. This Event was storytelling with Veterans, organizations and community members. Over 100 Veterans were in attendance.

PETS FOR VETS ROUNDTABLE
On May 30th 2019 Crystal McFadden attended the Pets for Vets Roundtable with Senator Lindsey Williams. This was an opportunity to discuss Veteran & minority topics at a roundtable with Senator Williams.

VETERANS BREAKFAST CLUB
On May 28th 2019 Crystal McFadden attended the Veterans Breakfast Club - Penn Hills. This Event was storytelling with Veterans, organizations and community members. Over 100 Veterans were in attendance.

PA SERVES ADVISORY BOARD
On May 28th 2019 Crystal McFadden attended the PA Serves Advisory Board. I met with various community members and VSO's who support the mission of PA serves.

VETERANS BREAKFAST CLUB
On May 24th 2019 Crystal McFadden attended the Veterans Breakfast Club - Penn Hills. This Event was storytelling with Veterans, organizations and community members. Over 100 Veterans were in attendance.

PVEC - MEDIA RELEASE AND STEERING COMMITTEE WORKING GROUP
On May 22nd 209 Crystal McFadden attended the PVEC - Media Release and Steering Committee Working Group.

i2 NOTEBOOK ANALYST TRAINING
On May 21st 2019 Crystal McFadden attended the IBM - i2 Notebook Analyst. I attended as CASY representative to IBM training in Wayne, PA.

ARMY NATIONAL GUARD CAREER AND EDUCATION EXPO
On May 20th 2019 Amy Newton attended the Army National Guard Career and Education Expo.

THINK BIG WORKSHOP
On May 17th 2019 Crystal McFadden attended the Think Big Workshop. Pittsburgh's Professional Women (PPW) hosting community workshop, featuring Akemi Harrison from WPXI News. This was an opportunity to meet and network with female influencers around the area. CEO of PPW extended discount to me to attend as a courtesy for her invite to the Big Table last month.

VETERANS BREAKFAST
On May 15th 2019 Crystal McFadden attended the Veterans Breakfast. This event was for storytelling with Veterans, organizations and community members. Over 100 Veterans were in attendance.

HOH MSPN SOCIAL NETWORKING EVENT
On May 15th 2019 Jenna Weakley attended the HOH MSPN Social Networking Event. This was an opportunity to meet with military spouses looking for employment assistance.

PITTSBURGH BUSINESS SHOW: SPEED NETWORKING
On May 14th 2019 Crystal McFadden attended the Pittsburgh Business Show: Speed Networking. This was an opportunity to participate in speed networking and gain exposure with large crowd of businesses in/around greater Pittsburgh in a short period of time on order to promote awareness of CASY services as well as add new group to CASY connector email distro.

2019 ANNUAL MEETING & CONFERENCE (DEAM 19)
On May 14th - 16th 2019 Stacy Bayton attended the 2019 Annual Meeting & Conference (DEAM 19) will feature tracks focusing on recruitment and OFCCP compliance. Throughout the conference, attendees had the opportunity to participate in interactive panels, learn from recognized industry thought- leaders and networked with peers. During thi time HRCI and SHRM credits were available for sessions in each of the tracks.

VETERAN'S LEADERSHIP PROGRAM - WOMEN PROGRAM WORKING GROUP
On May 14th - 15th 2019 Crystal McFadden attended the Veteran's Leadership Program- Women Program Working Group. This working group was to contribute and connect with other female veterans to promote female veteran programming in/around greater Pittsburgh area to include continued colaboration with CASY employment services and workshops.

WORKSHOP / NETWORKING: INNOVATIVE, SUCCEED AND PROSPER IN A CROWDED MARKETPLACE
On May 13th 2019 Crystal McFadden attended the Workshop/Networking: Innovative, Succeed and Prosper in a Crowded Marketplace. This was networking opportunity with local businesses who are looking to grow and recruit talent to make their teams the most cutting edge teaching/workshop and networking opportunity.

TREASURE HOUSE SOLUTIONS MEETING
On May 13th 2019 Crystal McFadden met with Sally Power, Owner of Treasure House Solutions. I met with the owner to potentially partner with them as they give gift cards and professional fashion consults. They could be partners for our female veterans needing/wanting new work attire and interview wares.

ROBERT MORRIS UNIVERSITY
On May 13th 2019 Crystal McFadden attended the Robert Morris University. She met with Marcel Minutolo. Marcel has been introduced as a military committee member around the city. This was a network opportunity to get word about CASY to another sub-group in our veteran community.

WORKING MOMMAS WORKSHIP
On May 9th 2019 Crystal McFadden attended the Working Mommas Workshop - VLP/CASY. VSO leaders, female veterans and VLP members attended the workshop. We collaborated between CASY/VLP to attract more female Veterans into our sphere and serve with our respective services.

VETERANS BREAKFAST CLUB
On May 8th 2019 Crystal McFadden attended the Veterans Breakfast Club - Sewickley. This was a Veteran storytelling event - CASY agenda: Connected with new Veterans, built reputable presence in Vet-sphere. I connected with various stakeholders who have proposed follow up meetings.

KOPPERS INC
On May 8th 2019 Crystal McFadden met with the KOPPERS Inc, HR team meeting. I met with the HR recruiter (Veteran USMC). We met to build rapport and discuss CASY/KOPPERS collaboration options. He is interested in our job board and hiring more veterans.

SHELL PETROCHEMICALS VETERANS MARKET / HIRING EVENT
On May 7th 2019 Crystal McFadden attended the Shell Petrochemicals Veterans Market/Hiring Event.

MILITARY ZOO DAY
On May 4th 2019 Crystal McFadden attended the Military Zoo Day. The Pittsburgh Zoo had a Military day with specialized activities and access for Veteran, Reserve, Guard families the entire afternoon. I was able to secure a free vendor spot for CASY and had folks sign up to win raffle and were entered for career services.

YELLOW RIBBON EVENT
On May 4th 2019 Linda Lucas attended the Yellow Ribbon Event. This event was to reach out to service members, families and veterans to help with job searching assistance.

FOX'S PIZZA DEN MEETING
On May 3rd 2019 Crystal McFadden attended the Fox's Pizza Den where I met with the owner of Murrysville Living Magazine & founder of Fox's Pizza Den - Jim Fox. We discussed employment opportunities for Veterans the the Pizza Den. I obtained positive franchise info for veterans. Jim's investment in veteran business ownership, family history shared that his dad was a veteran. I am the writer of his feature in Murrysville Living.

D.I.V.E. MEETING
On May 1st 2019 Crystal McFadden attended the Duquesne D.I.V.E Meeting. Duquesne University rep, Pittsburgh Hires Vets Reps and Myself attended the meeting. We discussed to continue to plan student veteran engagement and service activities on campus.

CAREER FAIR GOETTEGE FIELD HOUSE - CAMP LEJEUNE, NC
On May 1st 2019 Jenna Weakley attended the Career Fair Goettege Field House Camp Lejeune, NC. There we 17 transitioning veterans who signed up to receive employment assistance services. I spoke with Chewy, North Carolina Ports, Lilly, Metris Global and Newport News Shipbuilding to go on website and partner with to provide more employment opportunities and explaining services and training to military service members.