Monday, October 15, 2012

The Mission Continues

Iskashitaa Reaches Out to Veterans
The Mission Continues
Iskashitaa Refugee Network is excited about our partnership with the Mission Continues. We are able to host up to three post-9/11 veterans who will work half-time for six months and earn a living stipend of approximately $900/ month. Each Mission Continues Fellow will work with their choice of the following programs: Harvesting, Sewing and Crafts, and Marketing.  At the culmination of their service with Iskashitaa, each Fellow will lead a service project that unites veterans and the community. We are eager to interview veterans who are interested in this opportunity for experience working within the non-profit sector in Tucson.

On October 20, Iskashitaa will participate in Nam Jam, a family friendly music festival at Reid Park hosted by Vietnam-era veterans. Steve Kreamer, an event organizer, told Iskashitaa that he and his colleagues wish to assist post-9/11 veterans as they navigate the transition back to civilian life and the services available to them upon their return. It is Iskashitaa's desire to offer meaningful, life-changing employment to veterans and hope that Nam Jam will be a venue to make connections to veterans looking for work.

If you know a veteran who has served since September 11, 2001 and is looking for work in Tucson, please ask her or him to contact Natalie Brown at

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