IN SERVICE TO THOSE WHO HAVE SERVED
As the first institute of its kind in the nation, the IVMF leverages the intellectual, programmatic and human capital resources of higher education in support of the post-service life course of the nation’s veterans and military families. The IVMF focuses on developing impactful programming, cultivating actionable research, conducting policy analysis and providing technical assistance positioned to address the social, economic and public policy challenges facing the veterans’ community. The IVMF team approaches this mission as a collaboration, forging enduring partnerships with government, private industry, institutions of higher education, philanthropic organizations and stakeholders committed to supporting transitioning service members, veterans and their families.
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IVMF Issues February 2014 Employment Situation of Veterans in America
Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University and Bob Woodruff Foundation Launch High-Impact Collaboration Video Series on Employing Veterans with Disabilities
National leaders investigate underlying barriers to employment among post-9/11 veterans and share leading practices
Veteran ImpactIVMF and Bob Woodruff Foundation Launch High-Impact Collaboration Video Series on Employing Veterans with Disabilities
The Bob Woodruff Foundation (BWF), in partnership with the Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University (IVMF), convened a group of national leaders to investigate underlying barriers to employment among post-9/11 veterans and share leading practices. The meeting came on the heels of the recent Bureau of Labor Statistics report, which placed unemployment for post-9/11 veterans at 9.2 percent, but revealed a rate more than three times that figure, 35 percent, among post-9/11 vets ages 20-24.
Study Finds 90% of Responding Female Spouses of Active Duty Service Members are Underemployed
National ImpactIVMF and MOAA Release Results of 2013 Military Spouse Employment Survey
Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) and the Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University (IVMF) announce the results of a national study focused on military spouse employment. The presentation will be made at MOAA's Military Spouse Symposium in San Antonio, Feb. 12, hosted in partnership with JPMorgan Chase & Co.
National survey of military families details stressors, successes after 12 years of war
National ImpactBlue Star Families and IVMF Launch Military Family Lifestyle Survey
The 2014 Military Family Lifestyle Survey, now in its fifth year, examines key trends within the military family community. The purpose of this survey and overall research project is to help identify and explore the issues that face those who serve in the military and their families. This year, the survey and overall research project is being conducted by Blue Star Families and the Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF) at Syracuse University.
Report highlights the growth and national impact the IVMF in 2013
Annual ImpactIVMF Releases 2013 Annual Report
The IVMF’s #annualreport2013 is out! While there is still a lot of work to be done to improve the post-service life course of our nation’s veterans, the annual report allows us to look back at the accomplishments we’ve already made, thanks to all of our generous supporters – that means you! Download the IVMF 2013 Annual Report.
Google Global Impact Award Supports Advances in Veteran's Higher Education
Education ImpactIVMF is a recipient of the Google Global Impact Award
The IVMF, along with three other veteran-supporting organizations, have been selected as a recipient of the Google Global Impact Award. The grant will be used to fund research on the whole of the veteran experience in higher education with the end goal of determining a set of best practices that will support veteran higher education from recruiting and enrollment to graduation.
IVMF Executive Director, Mike Haynie, Among List of Keynotes at Disney Veterans Institute
Education ImpactIVMF executive director among thought-leaders at Disney Veterans Institute
Mike Haynie, IVMF Executive Director and Founder, was in the company of such names as Michelle Obama and Bob Woodruff at Disney’s Heroes Work Here Veterans Institute workshop. With the goal of educating employers on how to hire and train vets, Haynie spoke about the best practices that employers should adopt when adding veterans to their workforce.
The IVMF takes a closer look at a National issue: Veteran Homelessness
Veteran ImpactIVMF Publishes Brief on Female Veteran Homelessness
As the National Veterans Technical Assistance Center (NVTAC), the IVMF provided direct training and technical assistance to over 150 Homeless Veterans Reintegration Programs (HVRP). These services were provided as a result of a U.S. Department of Labor Veterans' Employment and Training Service (DOL-VETS) cooperative agreement from 2010-2013. To report their findings and experiences gained while working with HVRPs, the IVMF and its NVTAC partner, Advocates for Human Potential Inc., of Delmar, N.Y., produced four briefs on veteran homelessness and employment.
Forbes.com recognizes VetNet as a top career resource
Veteran ImpactIVMF’s VetNet is recognized as top career resource
Forbes.com recently released its list of the ‘Top 100 Websites for Your Career,’ an overview of the best online services available for job seekers. Included on the list is VetNet, a service sponsored by the IVMF, Hiring Our Heroes and Hire Heroes USA, that is aimed at veterans transitioning to civilian life after service. The site includes videos, resume and career advice and links to programs for veteran entrepreneurs.
IVMF Releases Summary of National Summit on Women Veteran Homelessness
National ImpactNational Summit brings research, policy and practice experts together to end women veteran homelessness
The National Summit on Women Veteran Homelessness was held in Chicago on May 2-3, 2013 to find solutions to the problems faced by women veterans post- service. The Summit brought together area experts in research, policy and practice as well as women veterans who have lived the experience of being homeless, to push action and seek new information that will put an end to the issue. For a full recap of the Summit, click here.
IVMF helps to secure $24 million in funding to aid New York State veterans
Local ImpactIVMF technical assistance efforts are cited as the key in tripling the amount of funds from the Department of Veterans Affairs for New York State.
Through a strategic partnership and grant from the New York State Health Foundation, the IVMF worked with organizations across the state to triple the amount of VA funding earmarked to serve New York State veterans families in the coming federal fiscal year. Beginning in October, communities from Long Island to Buffalo will have resources exclusively organized to serve New York State veterans and their families, ensuring that New York State will have near complete county coverage for services and supports to prevent homelessness among veterans and their families.
IVMF launches career opportunities website
Employment impactWant to work at the IVMF?
As a fast-paced and growing organization, we are always looking for new opportunities and are regularly in search of employees with a similar mindset. Open positions at the institute can be found on our new Careers page. If you are interested in hearing about future employment opportunities at the IVMF, submit your resume and contact information here.
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