Congratulations to Dog Tag Fellow Ximena Rozo who has launched a home decor line that empowers artisan communities in Columbia! The Hilo Sagrado Home Collection by Ximena Rozo Design will debut this month at the Artisan Resource @ NY NOW.
This summer, Blue Star Families is partnering with the National Endowment for the Arts, the Department of Defense and thousands of museums across the country to offer free admission to Blue Star Museums for active duty military personnel and their families. Between Memorial Day and Labor Day, over 2,000 museums are offering this great opportunity for military families to create special memories together. Learn more.
The Summer 2016 Dog Tag, Inc. Fellowship program is underway!
An update from Dog Tag, Inc.:
“Cohort 4 has started their journey to success through mentoring under Dog Tag, Inc. and Dog Tag Bakery staff in experiential learning rotations, curriculum in the Georgetown University classes, and in various weekly learning labs. During the 5-month Fellowship Program, fellows will take a total of 7 different comprehensive courses and earn a Business Administration Certification from Georgetown University’s School of Continuing Education Studies. They will also learn the “intangible skills” vital to the civilian workplace and discover and define their own next steps toward a successful civilian career.”
A donation to the Father Richard J. Curry, S.J. Memorial Fund will help ensure the Dog Tag, Inc. vision continues to flourish and many other veterans, spouses, and caregivers can graduate from this amazing program.
Show your support through a signed pledge, one-time donation, or on-going monthly donation and help us meet our goal of $500,000 by the end of 2016.
Your investment contributes greatly to the Dog Tag, Inc. mission:
- $1,000 investment = one Fellow with books for the Fellowship
- $5,000 investment = two Fellows’ living expenditures (to include transportation and lodging) for the Fellowship
- $10,000 investment = learning lab investment for an entire class of Fellows
- $15,000 investment = full-scholarship (all expenditures to include teaching of the curriculum, books, housing, transportation, and food) for one fellow participating in the program
- $30,000 investment = two full-scholarships (all expenditures to include teaching of the curriculum, books, housing, transportation, and food) for two fellows participating in the program
- $60,000 investment = all costs associated with the curriculum for one class (5 months) to include the teaching costs and course books
This Memorial Day weekend, approximately 500 children of fallen soldiers gathered for Playfield in the Park, an event hosted by Yellow Ribbons United in coordination with TAPS (Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors).
Yellow Ribbons United founders Emma and Derrick Dockery created the Playfield in the Park event after Emma lost her brother in 2012 while serving in the Army in Afghanistan.
The event gives children the opportunity to spend an afternoon with a mentor, as well as other children who have experienced similar losses, to let them know how grateful we are for their sacrifice.
“These kids deserve so much,” said Emma Dockery, with Yellow Ribbons United. “They have given so much for the sacrifice and freedom that we all hold so dear.”
Read more via wjla.com: Some 500 children take part in ‘Playfield in the Park’