Pepsico Renews Commitment to Veterans Through Recycling Initiative

PepsiCo named first 3-star partner of Institute for Veteran and Military Families at Syracuse University for $2 million commitment to the Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities program There are many ways to say thank you for the sacrifice and service of veterans and their families on Veterans Day. PepsiCo adds an unlikely way to […]

Citi and IVMF Launch Second Round of “Realizing Your Dream” Business Plan Competition for Veterans

Initiative Announced at First Annual Veteran Women Igniting the Spirit of Entrepreneurship National Conference Citi and the Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University (IVMF) announced today the second round of the Citi Salutes: Realizing Your Dream Business Competition, a call for veterans who are established or aspiring entrepreneurs to submit formal small business plans in […]

Institute for Veterans and Military Families Hosts First-Ever Woman Veteran, Military Spouse National Conference for V-WISE Program Alumni

Veteran Women Igniting the Spirit of Entrepreneurship National Graduate Training Conference is made possible through the generous support of Sam’s Club SYRACUSE, NY — The Veteran Women Igniting the Spirit of Entrepreneurship (V-WISE) program will host its first-ever National Conference in San Antonio, Texas, from November 1 – 3, 2014. More than 300 V-WISE alumni, where they will […]

Former Professional Hockey Players Join Veterans to go to Business Bootcamp

The National Hockey League Alumni Association BreakAway Program announces a new partnership with Syracuse University’s Institute for Veterans and Military Families to benefit veterans Syracuse, NY – Grit. Perseverance. Dedication. Focus. These are just some of the traits found in great entrepreneurs. It’s why military veterans, with their battle-tested mettle, excel in entrepreneurship and why […]

Veterans with Disabilities and Caregivers of Wounded Warriors to Grow Their Businesses at Bootcamp in Atlanta

Fourth Annual Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities and Families National Conference, sponsored by First Data, will take veterans’ businesses to next level Nearly 1,000 Post-9/11 military veterans with disabilities and their family members have graduated from the Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities (EBV) since 2007. From October 24-26, 185 wounded warriors and their […]

New Pittsburgh Initiative Aims to Improve Access to Services and Resources for Veterans and their Families

Pittsburgh’s leading nonprofit organizations, government agencies, educational institutions, and corporations will convene at Google’s local Bakery Square headquarters tomorrow (Oct. 21, 2014) to launch an initiative led by the Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University (IVMF) and The Heinz Endowments to create a coordinated network of service providers that are committed to creating stronger, […]

Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans Graduates at the University of Connecticut Tonight

Hartford, CT – Tonight, twenty-six Post-9/11 military veterans will graduate from one of the top entrepreneurship programs in the country on the campus of the University of Connecticut. The Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities (EBV), which began October 3rd, will culminate with a dinner tonight featuring a keynote speech from noted West Point graduate, […]

IVMF Announces New Community-Based Initiatives in Support of Record Department of Veterans Affairs Funding

The Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University (IVMF) expands its successful community-based initiatives beyond technical assistance to build networks of resources In recognition of the VA’s announcement of an additional $207 million for community-based organizations supporting homeless and at-risk veterans and their families, the Institute of Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse […]

IVMF and VetAdvisor Announce Veterans Job Retention Survey Results

Data Demonstrates High Veteran Attrition Rate, Need for Retention Programs In conjunction with Syracuse University’s Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF), VetAdvisor, LLC today announced the findings and results of the Veterans Job Retention Survey. The purpose of the survey was to gather data to determine both the rate of veteran employee attrition and […]

3rd Annual Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans Kicks Off at Cornell University

A group of Post-9/11 military veterans have ascended on the campus of Cornell University with a new mission – business ownership.  The 3rd annual Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities (EBV) began September 26th and will run through October 5th. The program is hosted at the Cornell School of Hospitality and is the EBV’s fist […]

Blue Star Families Fifth Annual Military Family Lifestyle Survey Shows Effects of 13 Years of War

National survey of military families details stressors, successes Effects of deployment on children, military lifestyle uncertainty, and changes to pay and benefits top issues for today’s military families Blue Star Families, the largest chapter-based military families support organization in the country, today announced the results of its fifth annual Military Family Lifestyle Survey. The key […]

2014 EBV-F Program Kicks off at Florida State University

Time and again, Post-9/11 military family members have proven their resilience, dedication and grit in providing for the family during multiple deployments. Those serving in a caregiver role to their Post-9/11 service member seek a new challenge – entrepreneurship. The 3th annual Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans’ Families (EBV-F) will be held at Florida State University (FSU) beginning […]

VetsinTech Launches First-Ever Hackathon for Female Veterans

VetsinTech, in partnership with the Institute for Veterans and Military Families’ (IVMF) V-WISE program, and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) will host the nation’s first hackathon exclusively for female veterans on August 25, 2014 at Facebook’s Menlo Park headquarters. The event is aimed at supporting STEM-focused female veteran entrepreneurs looking to launch businesses in […]

Syracuse University to Host 29 Veterans for 2014 EBV Summer Season

July will be a busy month for the Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities (EBV) as three of the participating universities host their programs; UCLA and Texas A&M from Jul. 12 – 20, and Syracuse University from Jul. 19 – 26. Syracuse University and the Institute for Veterans and Military Families will host a new […]

Boot Camp Comes to the White House as 100 Veterans Learn Entrepreneurship Basics in Two Days

Syracuse University’s Institute for Veterans and Military Families and the U.S. Small Business Administration lead classes on self-employment for veterans and their spouses There won’t be any drill sergeants, but 100 veterans will start a two-day boot camp at the White House on Friday. Boots to Business: Reboot is an expansion of the training program […]

WOMEN VETERAN AND MILITARY SPOUSE BUSINESS LEADERS EMPOWERED BY FIRST OF ITS KIND NEW YORK CITY CONFERENCE

Syracuse University organizes conference made possible through the support of JPMorgan Chase and the U.S. Small Business Administration The tenth iteration of the Veteran Women Igniting the Spirit of Entrepreneurship (V-WISE) program will be the program’s largest to date and first in New York City. From June 13-15, a seasoned group of business leaders, educators, military leaders, […]

2014 EBV Program Kicks off at Florida State University

The 7th annual Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities (EBV) will be held at Florida State University (FSU) beginning June 3rd and running through June 11th. The EBV program provides the cutting-edge training in entrepreneurship and small-business management needed to make the dream of owning a business a reality. EBV continues to be largely privately […]

IVMF Publishes May 2014 Veteran Homelessness Report

The May 2014 IVMF Veteran Homelessness Report features articles and a veteran success story from the US Territory of Puerto Rico. Many thousands of Puerto Ricans served their nation honorably in present and past conflicts and in peacetime. However, the challenges and successes of veterans living in the US Territories to escape homelessness and obtain […]

The Institute for Veterans and Military Families Receives $450,000 Grant from Sam’s Club Giving Program to Support Women Veteran Entrepreneurs

Veterans and military spouse business owners join forces at the inaugural V-WISE Graduate Conference in San Antonio, November 2014 The Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF) today announces it received a $450,000 grant from Sam’s Club to support women veteran entrepreneurs through its business management training program V-WISE, Veteran Women Igniting the Spirit of […]

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

New York City Veteran & Military Families Coordinated Network (NYC4RVETS) Seeks Administrative Services Organization (ASO) The Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University (IVMF) is excited to announce a Request for Proposals (RFP) for an Administrative Services Organization (ASO) to lead and manage a coordinated network of New York City veteran and military […]

J. Michael Haynie, Executive Director of the Institute for Veterans and Military Families, Named Vice Chancellor for Veterans and Military Affairs

Syracuse University Chancellor and President Kent Syverud this week announced the formation of a new leadership position to oversee the development and expansion of programming for veterans and the military. J. Michael Haynie, the Founder and Executive Director of the Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF) and the Barnes Professor of Entrepreneurship at the Whitman School […]

The Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF) Announces Personnel Changes and Promotions, to Position the Institute for Continued Growth and Impact

Today, the Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University (IVMF) announced a series of organizational changes and promotions, designed to best position the Institute for continued growth and impact in the years ahead. “In just three short years, the IVMF team has grown to over 30 professional staff members, all committed to our mission of […]

Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University Awarded Federal Contract To Deliver Transition Training & Assistance to Military Service Members

Contract from U.S. Small Business Administration Extends Operation Boots to Business, Expands Program Overseas The Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University (IVMF) has been awarded a $3 million cooperative agreement from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), to extend and expand Operation Boots to Business, a self-employment training program available to U.S. […]

IVMF Executive Director Mike Haynie Named Chairman of Dept. of Labor Advisory Committee

Dr. Mike Haynie, the executive director of the Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University (IVMF), has been named by US Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez to serve as the Chairman of the Department’s Advisory Committee on Veterans’ Employment, Training, and Employer Outreach (ACVETEO). This is Haynie’s second term as a member of the […]

IVMF’s Schmeling Briefs Military Spouses and Congressional Staff Members at the MOAA Military Spouse Symposium

On March 26 & 27, 2014, IVMF managing director James Schmeling briefed military spouses and congressional staff members on the MOAA/IVMF Military Spouse Employment Report in Arlington, VA and Washington, DC, in collaboration with the Military Officers Association of America Military Spouse Programs. Schmeling appeared as part of a Spouse & Policy Panel featured at […]

IVMF congratulates business and industry partners on veteran-related recognition by Profiles in Diversity Journal

In the March/April 2014 issue of the Profiles in Diversity Journal, 25 companies were recognized for their commitment to veterans and their careers. Each company profiled had practices or programs which were highlighted for their impact on veterans. Working in the Institute for Veterans and Military Families, we’re proud to partner with many of these […]

BLS Releases the Employment Situation of Veterans 2013, IVMF Report Forthcoming

On March 20, 2014, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released the Employment Situation of Veterans for 2013, which highlights the 2013 annual employment averages for veterans and includes the August 2013 supplement data, available for the first time in this report. These data provide labor force statistics about veterans with a service-connected disability, current […]

USAA Joins Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF) as Corporate Partner

The Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University (IVMF) is pleased to announce that USAA will join as a corporate two star partner in support of the institute’s programs for veterans and military families as, and after, they make the transition to post-service life. “We are thrilled to welcome USAA as an IVMF Corporate Partner,” says Mike […]

2014 EBV and EBV-Families programs kick off at Louisiana State University and Syracuse University

The third annual Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities (EBV) will be held at Louisiana State University (LSU) and the fourth Annual Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans’ Families (EBV-F) will be held at Syracuse University (SU) from March 7 through March 15. The EBV program is designed to train military veterans in all aspects of business ownership:http://vets.syr.edu/education/ebv/. The EBV-F program […]

IVMF’s Shaheen Asked to Assist in Developing New CARF Accreditation Standards

Gary Shaheen, MPA, IVMF’s Director of Community-Based Technical Support Initiatives was one of the invited national policy and program experts asked to assist the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) to develop new CARF accreditation standards for rapid rehousing on February 20 and 21 in New Orleans. These standards, once reviewed by the field […]

Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University and Bob Woodruff Foundation Launch High-Impact Collaboration Video Series on Employing Veterans with Disabilities

The Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University (IVMF) and the Bob Woodruff Foundation (BWF) are pleased to announce that the second component in their commitment to the Clinton Global Initiative launches today. Last year, the Bob Woodruff Foundation, in partnership with the Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University, convened […]

IVMF Executive Director Named to CLASSY Awards Leadership Council

Institute for Veterans and Military Families Executive Director Dr. Mike Haynie, was announced today as a member of the CLASSY Awards Leadership Council. The CLASSY Awards recognizes the greatest champions of social progress through a year-long initiative to identify social impact using a comprehensive application and evaluation process.  This effort culminates in a weekend celebration […]

HuffPo Features Guest Blog by IVMF’s Toenniessen on Enabling The Educational Success of Student Veterans

The Huffington Post Blog features a guest post on enabling the educational success of student veterans by Ray Toenniessen, IVMF Director of External Relations. “In 2012, more than $8 billion in government support for eligible veterans was paid out to colleges and universities around the country. You might assume by this staggering number that veterans education is […]

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