Return on Investment
Our organization works closely with community colleges on effective use of S.E.E.4VETS funds. We carefully analyze the effectiveness of the initiatives, our funding, and provide oversight and consultation. Together, S.E.E4VETS and the community colleges, establish metrics to measure impact on student veteran academic standing.
S.E.E.4VETS had a banner year in its fifth year of operations. As a percent of total gross income, overhead expense stood 13%, or $17,699 year-end 2018. Gross income on the other hand, increased 31% to $141,263 from $105,082. As for the 2019 forecast, the gross income target is $149,325 with 12% overhead expenses. In short, our strong financial performance enables our organization to optimize the issuing of Grants to Arizona community colleges.
In accordance with IRS guidelines, S.E.E.4VETS filed form 990-EZ in April 2019.
Mohave Community College (MCC), Kingman. Disbursed $8,521 to provide funds for computing equipment and furnishings for the Student Veteran Centers at two campuses – Kingman and Bullhead City. Tutoring services are offered at the centers.The Veterans Centers will all be in the campus libraries and are set aside exclusively for MCC students who are veterans, or family members of veterans.
Pima Community College, Tucson. Disbursed $5000 to support the ongoing math and English tutoring program for student veterans. Approximately 57 student veterans have taken advantage of the program to date, which is offered at the downtown campus in the veteran services center.
Estrella Mountain Community College, Avondale. Disbursed $5000 to support the newly established Veterans Increasing Persistence Program (VIIP). It is for any veteran student who needs immediate financial support. Funds are available to address financial situations that could cause a student veteran to consider dropping out of EMCC for a semester or entirely.
Yavapai Community College, Prescott. Disbursed $3,750 to Veterans Upward Bound Program. TRIO Veterans Upward Bound program participants are often the neediest veterans requiring transitional support to navigate and succeed in an academic setting. These veterans also need financial support to start and stay in higher education through graduation. The S.E.E.4VETS scholarships provide an incentive for participants to complete the VUB program insuring they are better prepared for college. Armed with an incentive to complete the VUB program, veterans will be more motivated to enroll at YC. A $500 scholarship is enough to cover up to six credit hours at YC, which are generally two courses. Approximately 15 veterans have been awarded scholarships to date.
Central Arizona College, Signal Peak Campus, Coolidge. Disbursed $3,960 to honor the $13,960 pledge. Funds would go to repurposing space, and completely furnishing a new veteran services center. A Veteran Services Center offers a “safe zone” and “true learning” environment. This environment is more suited for veterans, especially for combat veterans, than the general student population.
Truckee Meadows Community College, Reno, NV. Disbursed $5,000 to Veterans Upward Bound Program. TRIO Veterans Upward Bound program participants are often the neediest veterans requiring transitional support to navigate and succeed in an academic setting. These veterans also need financial support to start and stay in higher education through graduation. The S.E.E.4VETS scholarships provide an incentive for participants to complete the VUB program insuring they are better prepared for college.