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    Project for Return and Opportunity in Veterans' Education


The PROVE Model

Launched in 2007, PROVE (Project for Return and Opportunity in Veterans' Education) strives to create an environment in which student veterans can more easily access the resources they need to sucessfully transition from military life to student life.
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  • Monthly Showcase: Kylene Ann Kasch Associate Project Director, USMC Veteran

Our Campuses

Bronx Community College

2155 University Ave, Bronx, NY 10453

(718) 289-5447


Contact: Betsey Montanez (Veteran Services Coordinator)

Borough of Manhattan Community College

199 Chambers Street, New York, NY 10007

(212) 220-8000 ext. 5363


Contact: Wilred Cotto (Veteran Services Specialist)

Hostos Community College

500 Grand Concourse, Bronx, NY 10451 (Main Building)

(718) 319-7955


Contact: Charles Uwa (Veteran Services Officer)

LaGuardia Community College

30-10 Thomson Ave, Long Island city, NY 11101

(718) 482-5386 (Veteran Resource Center)



Contact: Steven Clark (VRC) Contact: Vicky Bello (Upward Bound)

John Jay College of Criminal Justice

524 W 59th St, New York, NY 10019

(212) 484-1329


Contact: Richard Pusateri (Military and Veteran Services Manager)

Meet Our Interns

Our interns are a part of the campus veteran support system and provide direct services to student veterans at their campus. They are knowledgeable on veteran educational benefits, health benefits, their school's academic programs, and campus life.
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    Mariam Ballout

    Social Work Intern at Hunter College.

    Email: mariam.ballout49@myhunter.cuny.edu

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    Julia Bartz

    Social Work Intern at BMCC

    Email: julia.bartz35@myhunter.cuny.edu

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    George Kerrigan

    Social work intern at BMCC

    Email: george.kerrigan04@myhunter.cuny.edu

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    Eric Linkser

    Social work intern at Hostos.

    Email: hostosveterans@gmail.com

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    Maya Rubin

    Social work intern at Hunter College.

    Email: maya.rubin39@myhunter.cuny.edu

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    Lauren Szpilzinger

    Social work intern at John Jay.


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    Adrienne Weekly

    Social work intern at John Jay.

    Email: hostosveterans@gmail.com

Our Interns