Colonel Jack Jacobs and Chris Moore Meet with Mayor Daniella Levine Cava of Miami-Dade County

November 2, 2022

This week, New York Film Academy’s (NYFA) Chair of the Veterans Advancement Program, and Medal of Honor recipient, Colonel Jack Jacobs, and NYFA’s Director of the Division of Veterans Services (DVS), Command Sergeant Major (Retired) Chris Moore, had the pleasure of visiting with Mayor Daniella Levine Cava of Miami-Dade County. In attendance was also Gustavo Cruz, Director of Military and VA, Mia DeVane, Governmental and Community Liaison, and NYFA’s Dean of South Beach campus, Maylen Dominguez.

NYFA Veterans Heads Meet with Mayor of Miami-Dade County
From left to right: Gustavo Cruz (Director of Military and VA), Maylen Dominguez (Dean of NYFA South Beach), Mayor Daniella Levine Cava (Mayor of Miami-Dade County), Colonel Jack Jacobs (Chair, NYFA Veteran Advancement Program), Command Sergeant Major (Ret.) Chistopher Moore (Director, NYFA Division of Veteran Services), Mia DeVane (Governmental and Community Liaison).

Colonel Jacobs and Chris Moore were able to discuss with Mayor Levine Cava and her team about ways that the Mayor’s Office and NYFA could potentially increase veteran opportunities within the Film and Media industries – to include education, career, and internships – in the Miami-Dade County area. The group was eager to hear one another’s ideas as each plays a special role in ensuring veteran success. They have already begun devising a plan of action in order to assist and reach more veterans that may be seeking careers and education in the industries. Chris Moore stated, “today was a small but important step in ensuring veterans are given a chance to seek a path in Film and Media.”

NYFA Veterans Heads Meet with Mayor of Miami-Dade County
Chris Moore (left) and Colonel Jack Jacobs (right) of NYFA met with the Mayor Daniella Levine Cava of the Miami-Dade County

NYFA has been privileged to have enrolled more than 2,500 veterans and dependents of veterans in the past 10 years. With an abundance of programs in the performing and visual Arts, NYFA proudly accepts the Post 9/11 GI Bill and is a part of the VA’s Yellow Ribbon Program. 

Read about the South Beach campus’ film screening of the documentary Colonel Jack (2022).