Revisiting the Business Case and Strategy for Hiring a Veteran

Article is the second offering of the IVMF and USAA Workforce Readiness Research Series The Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University (IVMF), in collaboration with USAA, today released the second paper in its employment-focused research series that emphasizes how employers can turn veteran talent into a competitive advantage in talent acquisition, talent […]

Onward to Opportunity (O2O) Program Kicks Off at Joint Base San Antonio (JBSA)

Career preparation program connects transitioning servicemembers and their families to the nation’s leading military-friendly employers. Yesterday, Monday, April 4, 2016, twenty-three servicemembers and military family members from Joint Base San Antonio (JBSA) began their Onward to Opportunity (O2O) journeys – a no-cost career skills program (no use of GI Bill Benefits) offering in-demand, industry-validated training […]

SJU Hosts 20 Veterans with Disabilities for Entrepreneurship Bootcamp

Saint Joseph’s will host its first Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities (EBV) as a member of the national consortium of schools offering training to post 9/11 veterans From April 9 to 17, Saint Joseph’s University’s Office of Veterans Services, in partnership with Syracuse University’s Institute for Veterans and Military Families, will welcome 20 post-9/11 […]

thinkThin® Announces Partnership with IVMF’s V-WISE Program

Company’s Largest Partnership to Date Fuels Commitment to Celebrating Women in Business thinkThin®, a leading maker of protein-packed products created for active, busy women who care about what they eat, today announced a partnership with the organization V-WISE, Veteran Women Igniting the Spirit of Entrepreneurship. Founded in 2010, V-WISE is a premier training program in […]

Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University Releases Request for Proposals (RFP) to Manage SC Coordinated Veteran Family Services Network

The Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University (IVMF) has endeavored for the past three years to convene and collaborate with service providers and organizations from the public, private, and nonprofit sectors in various communities around the US to established community-driven solutions that collectively ensure that veterans get the resources they need to […]

First Data, IVMF and Syracuse University Team Up to Launch the Center of Excellence for Veteran Entrepreneurship

First Data and the IVMF announce the creation of a national center for veteran entrepreneurship at the Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans’ Families opening ceremony “Who better to live the American Dream of business ownership … than those who have served to protect it.” — Dr. Mike Haynie Syracuse University Vice Chancellor; Executive Director, IVMF More […]

First Data and IVMF at Syracuse University Team Up to Launch the National Center of Excellence for Veteran Entrepreneurship

First Data and the IVMF will announce the creation of the Center of Excellence for Veteran Entrepreneurship at the Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans’ Families opening ceremony Eighteen military spouses and family members from around the country will converge on Syracuse, New York, and the Syracuse University campus over the next eight days, March 12-19, to […]

JPMorgan Chase and Syracuse University Renew Partnership to Support Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF)

The Institute will receive $13.8 million from JPMorgan Chase to continue its mission of advancing the post-service lives of transitioning service members, veterans and military families. Five years after cofounding the Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF) at Syracuse University, JPMorgan Chase & Co., and the university announced today a renewed $13.8 million commitment […]

Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities (EBV) Kicks Off Today at Louisiana State University (LSU)

Aspiring veteran entrepreneurs will converge on campus for intensive nine-day residency to learn the ‘nuts and bolts’ of business ownership Baton Rouge, LA –  Today, seventeen disabled veterans from around the country will converge on the Louisiana State University (LSU) campus to expand on the traits (resilience, focus and leadership) they developed in the military, […]

IVMF Launches New Measurement & Evaluation Research Series; Releases Case Study on Team RWB

Advancing Evidence-Based Practice and Measurement Among Veteran-Serving Organizations As part of its newly launched “Measurement and Evaluation Research Series” the Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University (IVMF)  today released its inaugural case study, detailing the steps and strategies employed by Team Red, White & Blue (Team RWB) to develop a research program […]

Winners Announced in D’Aniello Family Foundation Business Plan Competition; IVMF Receives $1 Million Gift from D’Aniello Family Foundation

Veteran entrepreneurs receive more than $110,000 in seed funding at national business competition; D’Aniello Family Foundation funds competition and makes transformational gift to IVMF The D’Aniello Family Foundation and the Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University (IVMF) recently announced the winners of the D’Aniello Family Foundation Business Plan Competition.  Eight veterans and military spouses, […]

Local and National Stakeholders to Review and Report on the Impact of the NCServes-Metrolina Network

In-Progress Review of NCServes, the Nation’s First Fully Deployed Coordinated Network of Community Services for Veterans’ Reintegration Local leaders and national stakeholders will today convene at an In-Progress Review gathering in Charlotte, N.C. to hear a one-year progress report on NCServes, the first fully deployed coordinated network of community services for veterans’ reintegration in the […]

Veteran and Military Family Entrepreneurs Converge on City of Charlotte to Hone Their Business Skills, Grow Their Ventures

Alumni from the Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities (EBV) and Veterans’ Families (EBV-F) programs  persevere in their efforts to live the American dream of business ownership CHARLOTTE, NC (02/03/16) — Hundreds of veteran and military family entrepreneurs will converge on the City of Charlotte during Super Bowl weekend to engage in business education, training and […]

IVMF and USAA Launch Workforce Readiness Research Series for Transitioning Service Members

SYRACUSE,  N.Y. (February  2, 2016) – The Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University (IVMF), in collaboration with USAA, today launched an employment-focused research series on the topic of workforce readiness as it relates to transitioning service members and veterans in the civilian labor force. The opening paper, aptly titled “Work After Service: […]

IVMF at Syracuse University Releases Request for Proposals (RFP) to Manage NC Coordinated Veteran Family Services Network

The Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University (IVMF) is excited to announce a Request for Proposals (RFP) for Coordination Center to lead and manage a coordinated network of North Carolina’s Raleigh/Durham area veteran and military family service providers. Since fall of 2014, the Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University […]

V-WISE Graduates to Appear on Feb. 5 Episode of ABC’s “Shark Tank”

Episode salutes the military and will feature veteran and military spouse entrepreneurs   SYRACUSE, NY (01/28/16) — Two graduates of the Veteran Women Igniting the Spirit of Entrepreneurship (V-WISE) program, Angela Cody-Rouget (V-WISE Denver, 2013) and Kristina Guerrero (V-WISE San Diego, 2012), will appear on the FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2016 (9:00–10:01 p.m. EST) episode of “Shark […]

Retired General Janet Wolfenbarger and Dr. Connie Mariano Will be Honored as “FIRSTS” at V-WISE Conference in Charlotte

Women veterans and military spouses to gather in Charlotte, NC, Jan. 29-31, to develop their entrepreneurial skills as they seek to launch/grow their business ventures. CHARLOTTE, NC (01/26/16)  — As part of its opening ceremonies on Friday evening, January 29, Veteran Women Igniting the Spirit of Entrepreneurship (V-WISE) will recognize Retired General Janet Wolfenbarger and Dr. […]

Veteran Owned Businesses to Compete in National Business Plan Competition in Charlotte, NC

2016 EBV National Training & Alumni Conference to feature the D’Aniello Family Foundation Business Plan Competition SYRACUSE, NY (January 22, 2016) – The Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University (IVMF) announced today the ten semifinalists who will participate in the 2016 D’Aniello Family Foundation Business Plan Competition that will take place at the […]

Women Veterans & Military Spouses are Coming to Charlotte; Four Star General and First Military Woman to Serve as the White House Physician to the President to be Honored at Opening Ceremony

CHARLOTTE, NC (01/21/16) —Veteran Women Igniting the Spirit of Entrepreneurship (V-WISE), the nation’s leading entrepreneurship training program for women veterans, active duty service women, and female partners and spouses of service members, is hosting a national entrepreneurship training conference in Charlotte, January 29-31, 2016. More than 200 innovative women veterans and military spouses will converge on […]

Syracuse University Launches Design Competition for National Veterans Resource Complex, Announces Members of Selection Committee

Today, Syracuse University announced the launch of an international design competition aimed at identifying a world-class partner to conceptualize, design, and construct the new National Veterans Resource Complex (NVRC). The NVRC is a first-of-its kind facility in the United States and will leverage a public-private sector partnership model to advance academic research, programming, and community-connected […]

The Impact of Onward to Opportunity … From the Eyes of our Inaugural O2O Graduates

December 2015 marked the next phase in transition from active military to civilian employment for 30 service members and military spouses on Joint Base Lewis-McChord and Camp Pendleton.  While their separation dates differ over the next six months, they all share something in common as the first-ever graduates of the Onward to Opportunity (O2O) program – a […]

First of its Kind Public-Private Partnership, Onward to Opportunity (O2O), to Celebrate Inaugural Class of Graduates

Schultz Family Foundation, IVMF, and U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) to recognize service members and military spouses at JBLM and Camp Pendleton O2O graduation ceremonies Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA, Camp Pendleton, CA (12/7/15) – On Tuesday, December 8 at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, and Wednesday, December 9 at Camp Pendleton, the Schultz Family Foundation (SFF) and the […]

IVMF Releases Missing Perspectives Report, Revealing Servicemembers’ Views on Post-Service Transition and Aspirations Related to Education and Employment

More than 8,500 veterans, servicemembers, and their dependents surveyed—in one of the largest data collection efforts to date— to inform policymakers, employers, and leaders in higher education as to the in-service, transition, and post-service experiences and aspirations of post-9/11 veterans and their families. SYRACUSE, NY (November 18, 2015) – Today the Institute for Veterans and […]

Bonnie Chapman hired as Institute’s first Evaluation Director

Former Director of Quality at the SUNY Upstate Cancer Center to serve as Director of Evaluation and Innovation at Syracuse University’s Institute for Veterans and Military Families. The Senior Director of Research and Policy at the Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University (IVMF), Dr. Nick Armstrong, announced the appointment of Bonnie Chapman […]

Honoring Veterans with Green

Empowering organizations including the Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF) at Syracuse University;  Team Red, White and Blue;  Team Rubicon; Hire Heroes USA; and Blue Star Families joined Walmart to launch Greenlight A Vet. This is a campaign to help create visible and actionable national support for America’s veterans and their families. You interact […]

Dr. Mike Haynie, Syracuse University Vice Chancellor and Founder of the IVMF, Named Onondaga County Veteran of the Year

Dr. Haynie, Air Force Veteran, is honored at annual Onondaga County Veteran’s Day Ceremony Syracuse, N.Y. (November 11, 2015) —At today’s Annual Onondaga County Veteran’s Day Ceremony, Onondaga County officials and the Onondaga County Veterans Council presented the 2015 Distinguished Veteran of the Year Award to Dr. J. Michael Haynie, Syracuse University Vice Chancellor of […]

Celebrating Veterans Day Today…Getting to Know our Veterans Year-Round

Veterans Day represents an opportunity for all Americans to recognize and honor the service and sacrifice of the many generations of military veterans who have worn the cloth of our great nation. Specifically, at countless parades, ceremonies, and sporting events, Americans from all walks of life will be asked to acknowledge and reflect on the […]

USAA and Hiring Our Heroes Announce Best Places for Veterans Seeking Higher Education

List identifies Syracuse, N.Y., as the seventh best place in the nation for veterans pursuing higher education opportunities Syracuse, N.Y., is the seventh best place in the nation for veterans pursuing higher education opportunities, according to a new study commissioned by USAA and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Hiring Our Heroes. The 2015 “Best […]

IVMF Executive Director, Employees, Veterans & Partners to Ring Closing Bell at New York Stock Exchange

Presence at New York Stock Exchange signifies commitment to veteran and military community Representatives and guests of Syracuse University and the Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF) will ring the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) Closing Bell® this afternoon at 3:55 p.m., to highlight the university’s continuing commitment to the veteran and military community. […]

Women Veterans & Military Spouses are Coming to Kansas City; Kauffman Foundation Supports V-WISE Business Conference

V-WISE, a leading national entrepreneurship training program for women veterans and active duty military spouses, touches down in KC, during National Veterans Small Business Week   Veteran Women Igniting the Spirit of Entrepreneurship (V-WISE), the nation’s leading entrepreneurship training program for women veterans, active duty service women, and female partners and spouses of service members, is […]

IVMF Announces the Launch of Boots to Business: Reboot

Boots to Business: Reboot is an entrepreneurial education program offered to veterans of all eras, service members and their spouses by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Today at the headquarters of Constant Contact, Inc., the Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF) at Syracuse University, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), The Marcus Foundation […]

Veteran Entrepreneurs Gather at Purdue University’s Krannert School of Management for Business Bootcamp

Post 9-11 vets to converge on Purdue University campus, Oct. 30 – Nov. 8, for intensive nine-day residency to learn the ‘nuts and bolts’ of business ownership WEST LAFAYETTE, IN [Oct. 30, 2015] – On Saturday, October 31, twenty-three (23) disabled veterans will converge on the Purdue University campus to expand on the traits (resilience, […]

Sixth Annual Military Family Lifestyle Survey Reveals Increasing Uncertainty for All-Volunteer Force

National survey, designed by Blue Star Families in collaboration with IVMF identifies key aspects of military life to better support the sustainability of military families and service members Military families are much like their civilian neighbors. Many need dual incomes to meet their financial goals; are concerned about pay and benefits; worry about childcare and […]

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