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: Evaluation of a Family-Centered Prevention Intervention for Military Children and Families Facing Wartime Deployment
The IVMF Seeks Your Input: Perceptions of Service, Security, and the Military
Dr. Sanjay Gupta sat down with Dr. Mike Haynie and EBV program participants on CBS's 60 Minutes
Veteran Impact60 Minutes featured the EBV Program on May 12 episode
CBS' 60 Minutes featured a segment on IVMF's Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities (EBV) program on May 12, 2013. The segment highlighted the stories of several EBV-SU 2012 graduates and their journey to start their own businesses. 60 Minutes followed EBV participants through the 9-day entrepreneurship immersion experience at Syracuse University’s Whitman School of Management. The segment included an exclusive interview of IVMF executive director and founder, Dr. Mike Haynie, by 60 Minutes contributor, Dr. Sanjay Gupta. Click here to watch the segment.
Citi and IVMF Launch "Realizing Your Dream" Business Plan Competition for Veterans
Small Business ImpactInitiative announced at V-WISE Chicago during IVMF Women Veterans Week
Citi and the IVMF have announced the launch of Citi Salutes: Realizing Your Dream Business Competition, a call for veterans who are established or aspiring entrepreneurs to submit formal small business plans in hopes of receiving a share of $130,000 in available funding. As part of the competition, graduates of the IVMF’s V-WISE and Boots to Business entrepreneurship training programs who have at least 51 percent ownership in a small business will submit plans to be adjudicated by an outside panel of independent judges involved in entrepreneurship. For complete information, click here.
In Review: IVMF shines national spotlight on post-service issues during Women Veterans Week Chicago
National ImpactNational Summit on Women Veteran Homelessness, “Lioness” film screening and women in combat discussion panel, V-WISE Chicago place issues on national platform
A week of events anchored around V-WISE Chicago cultivated national dialogue on post-service opportunities, challenges and concerns facing female veterans and military spouses. Working with local, state and federal partners and the private sector, the IVMF brought together leading voices and experts in the space to address post-service concerns including PTSD, community reintegration, homelessness and self-employment as a vocation. For V-WISE Chicago photos, click here. For the National Summit on Women Veterans Homelessness, click here.
Report cites decrease in unemployment rates for all vets and post 9/11 generation for 2012
Employment ImpactIVMF Releases 2012 Annual Employment Situation of Veterans
The Annual Employment Situation of Veterans cites decrease in unemployment rates for all vets and post 9/11 generation for 2012. This report details and deconstructs the employment situation of veterans based on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) annual employment report for the year 2012.The annual report also presents trend analysis based on the national employment situation of both veterans and non-veterans for the period 2000 through 2012. Click here to read the full report .
Report from Syracuse University's IVMF and Institute for National Security and Counterterrorism argues for a National Veterans Strategy
National Veterans StrategyA National Veterans Strategy: The Economic, Social and Security Imperative
The NVS is a result of a collaborative effort of the Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF) and the Institute for National Security and Counterterrorism (INSCT) at Syracuse University. The purpose of the report is to spark dialogue and long-term public and whole-of-government investment in veterans’ services and to suggest a path to create a national planning process for veterans’ policy. To view or download the report or to follow the story in the news, click here.
The IVMF partners with industry to recognize, recruit and retain veteran talent, and to build and share tools to engage that talent in business and industry.
Employment ImpactVeteran Employment Leading Practices toolkit presents one-stop shop for employers committed to hiring vets
GE is an IVMF flagship partner and lead corporate sponsor of the new vet employment toolkit, the first deliverable of the Get Skills to Work initiative. The online shared resource provides practical tools to empower employers to hire veterans and will be continually updated.
The IVMF partners with leading organizations Hiring Our Heroes and Hire Heroes USA to launch career resource VetNet.
Google-powered ImpactOnline portal VetNet is one-stop shop for vets and mil families transitioning to civilian workforce
No matter where vets and military families are in their search, VetNet offers resources, tools and instruction to find the best path. Each partner organization brings its own expertise through a unique channel that leverages Google technology. The VetNet Entrepreneur Track, powered by IVMF, helps turn ideas of self-employment into reality.
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.
Starting or growing a business, seeking employment, navigating benefits, going to school, veterans’ issues
Starting or growing a business, military family issues engagement
Partnerships, resource guides, research, best practices, business cases
EDUCATORS AND ACADEMICS
Fellows, actionable research, EBV consortium, veteran-friendly campuses
Partnerships, bipartisan engagement, advocacy, collaboration
FUNDERS AND GRANT MAKERS
Partnerships, engagement, funding, support