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 Research Brief - Suicides in the Military: The Post-Modern Combat Veteran and the Hemingway Effect
Blue Star Families Fifth Annual Military Family Lifestyle Survey Shows Effects of 13 Years of War
Dr. Mike Haynie's TEDx talk sheds light on our moral obligation to know our veterans.
NATIONAL IMPACTIVMF Executive Director and Founder presents at TEDx University of Nevada
IVMF Executive Director and Founder, Mike Haynie presents at TEDx: 'The Moral Obligation to Know Our Veterans.' In this talk Dr. Haynie discusses how, as a result of the all-volunteer approach to military service, most people in the United States do not understand the challenges facing our veterans. To watch his speech, click here.
Bi-monthly Veteran Homelessness Report Published
VETERAN IMPACTIVMF PUBLISHES FOURTH EDITION OF THE VETERAN HOMELESSNESS REPORT
The March 2014 edition features two SSVF success stories - Hudson River Housing, Inc. and Westchester Community Opportunity Program, Inc. (WestCOP); a look at HELP USA - a third-year VA SSVF grantee; and an announcement from the IVMF and JPMorgan Chase for veteran serving community based organizations. To read the full report, click here.
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.
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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EDUCATORS AND ACADEMICS
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