The Latest

Spring 2017

District Leaders look to Continue Focus on Welcoming
April is Month of the Military Child
Coming Soon! New Guidebooks


Spring 2016

White House Conference on Educating the Educators Scheduled in April
April is Month of the Military Child
Workshop Scheduled on Supporting Students During Times of Crisis and Loss

Winter 2016

New Education Law Includes Military Student Identifier
WelConnect App Now Available for Download
Welcoming Practices Year 2 Reports Now Available


Fall 2015

WelConnect App Nearing Completion
New Guidebook in Development

May 2015

Consortium Schools Celebrate Month of the Military Child
Oceanside District’s Alternative Learning Center Combines Academic with Social-Emotional Learning

January 2015

Student-to-Student Teams Receive A Mid-Year Boost
Schools Honor Veterans and MilitaryMembers During November

March 2015

Educators and Parents Gather To Learn Ways To Smooth School Transitions for Students
Districts Increase Efforts To Connect with Parents, Share Resources


January 2014

Special Journal Issue Focuses on Military Children Attending Public Schools
Intern Leaves Lasting Impact on School
Spotlight On: Bernice Varela

February 2014

Student- and Parent-Led Programs Aiming To Improve School Transitions for Military Youth and Families
Building Capacity Intern Receives Scholarship, Finds Passion in Helping Military Children and Families

March 2014

Development Under Way for Welcoming Practices App and Website
Dr. Ron Astor on CBS Sunday Morning

April 2014

Celebrating Month of the Military Child
Middle School Students Ready to Create Welcoming Schools as Part Of New Junior Student 2 Student Effort

May 2014

Consortium Districts Set to Welcome Newcomers With K-12 Student 2 Student’ Programs
Teaching 100 Percent Acceptance

June 2014

Consortium Leaders Gather for Spring Meeting; Recognize Retiring Superintendents
As Building Capacity Comes to a Close, We Say Thanks to Our Many, Many Partners and Supporters


Development of Welcoming Practices Site and App Moves Forward
Temecula District Opens New Welcome Center To Serve Incoming Families


January 2013

Districts Across State Prepare for California Healthy Kids Survey Administration
Spotlight On: Superintendent Edward Nelson

February 2013

Families in Consortium Schools Receive Guidance on Financial Aid
Chula Vista Neighborhood to Benefit From Promise Neighborhood Grant
Spotlight On: Superintendent Jennifer Walters

March 2013

Daily Announcements Can Raise Awareness of Military Students in School
SDSU To Highlight Work of Students In Military Connected Schools
Spotlight On: Barbara Gauthier and Sharon von Maier

April 2013

Implementation of Interstate Compact in California Moves Forward
Building Capacity Team Member Volunteers With Music Therapy Organization
Spotlight On: Cheri Sanders

May 2013

Building Capacity Co-PI Helps to Shape Nation’s Efforts to Prevent Tragedy
SDSU Students Showcase Work Benefitting Military Children


Building Capacity Consortium Honored at Petco Park

August 2013

Building Capacity Begins 4th Year
Spotlight On: Adam Dawson

September 2013

Welcoming Transitions for Military Students Experiencing Multiple Moves: With a New Partnership Consortium Grant, There Will Be an App for That
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan Visits Chula Vista School
Spotlight On: Nancy Kerwin

October 2013

Support Available to Help Districts Deal with Teen Substance Use and Suicide
Suicide Prevention Council Offers Training
Spotlight On: Jodi McClay and Diana Damon White

November 2013

Building Capacity Joins Efforts to Honor Veterans and Their Families
Annual Reports Released
Spotlight On: Kelly Frisch

December 2013

MSW Students’ Projects Teach Students the Importance of Honoring Veterans
Temecula Navy Jr. ROTC Students Give to Others During the Holidays



USC and Building Capacity host Second Lady Dr. Jill Biden at Roundtable on Military-Connected Schools
Building Capacity Guidebook Preview: Building Blocks of Resilience
Spotlight On: Kimberly Israel

February 2012

PAL Program Brings Extra Academic Support to Military-Connected Students
Spotlight On: Leigh Dick

March 2012

Gardens Helping Students Form Connections to Their School
Online Training Available from Department of Defense Education Activity
Spotlight On: Mara Madrigal-Weiss

April 2012

Duty Patrol” Team Members Welcome Newcomers to Stuart Mesa Elementary
Military Student Question Added to California Healthy Kids Survey
Spotlight On: Dr. Francisco Escobedo

May 2012

FOCUS Project Equips Interns with New Skills to Support Military Students
Celebrating the Month of the Military Child
Spotlight On: San Diego Military Family Collaborative

August 2012

Building Capacity Project Heads into Exciting Third Year
California Public Engagement Coming to USC
Spotlight On: Shevette Maultsby

September 2012

Peer-Tutoring Program Supports Military Students in Fallbrook
Resource Displays Point Parents Toward Community and Military Organizations
Spotlight On: Bonnie Campbell

October 2012

Building Capacity Guidebooks Now on the Market; Use in the Field Will be Monitored
Lincoln Middle School Students Celebrate Navy’s Birthday
Spotlight On: Monica Esqueda

SPECIAL ISSUE: California Public Engagement

Leaders and VIPs from Seven Sectors Across Society Create Blueprint for Supporting Military Children in California

November 2012

CARE Youth Project in Escondido Showing Promising Results
Building Capacity Annual Reports Released
Spotlight On: Dr. Dale Mitchell

December 2012

Temecula students learn that ‘Being Nice’ matters
Spotlight On: Superintendent Candace Singh


February 2011

Healthy Kids Survey Delivered to Schools
Dr. Ron Astor Attends White House Meeting

March 2011

Parent Survey Features Military Module
MSW Interns Lead Sessions at Parent Workshop

April 2011

Building Capacity Team Hosts Open House
Building Capacity Researchers Make Presentations at AERA

May 2011

Project Featured at National Conference in Chicago
Family Readiness Express’ Brings Support to Military Families in San Diego

August 2011

Readiness Express to Visit San Diego Schools
USC Intern Forms Military Student ‘Pride Club’

September 2011

Building Capacity Team Prepares for Busy Second Year
Spotlight On: Kelli May and Shannon Milder


Oceanside Students Tour the ‘Readiness Express’

October 2011

Schools and Students Receive Safety Training
Spotlight On: Kris De Pedro

November 2011

Project Interns Receive Training on FOCUS Program
Building Capacity Guidebook Preview: Welcome Packet
Spotlight On: Bill Billingsley

December 2011

Temecula School Shows Appreciation for Military Members
Building Capacity Guidebook Preview: Teaching During a Deployment
Spotlight On: Amanda Datnow