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 […]

IVMF, SU recognized at ‘Empowering Our Nation’s Warriors’ Summit

The work of the Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF) and Syracuse University was acknowledged today by President George W. Bush during “Empowering Our Nation’s Warriors,” a summit focusing on how we can more effectively support transitioning warriors and their families. The summit was held at the George W. Bush Institute at the Bush […]

Blue Star Families Partners with the Institute of Veterans and Military Families for Fifth Annual Military Family Lifestyle Survey

National survey of military families details stressors, successes after 12 years of war - All current and veteran service members and their families are encouraged to participate and let their voices be heard Blue Star Families, the largest chapter-based military families support organization in the country, joined forces with the Institute for Veterans and Military Families at […]

2013 Military Spouse Study Finds 90% of Responding Female Spouses of Active Duty Service Members are Underemployed

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. A major […]

IVMF Releases 2013 Annual Report

Two years ago, Syracuse University entered into a historic partnership with JPMorgan Chase & Co. to found the Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF). As the first and only academic institute of its kind in the nation, the IVMF was founded based on the idea that the social and intellectual resources of higher education […]

IVMF Publishes January 2014 Veteran Homelessness Report

Understanding and addressing the causes of veteran homelessness is at the core of the Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University (IVMF) mission. Every two months, the IVMF publishes a Veteran Homelessness Report which highlights veteran homelessness issues and solutions and features guest editorials by researchers, policy makers, program directors and veterans with lived homelessness […]

V-WISE Long Beach Conference Empowers Female Veteran and Military Spouse Business Leaders

Made possible through the support of Citi Foundation and the U.S. Small Business Administration The ninth iteration of the Veteran Women Igniting the Spirit of Entrepreneurship (V-WISE) program is set to empower female veteran and military spouse entrepreneurs to realize their business dreams this weekend in Long Beach, CA, January 17-19.  A seasoned group of […]

National Veterans Retention Work Survey Launched; IVMF and VetAdvisor® Partner to Gather Retention Data

The fact that many veterans ultimately leave their initial post-military job is well known, but the reasons behind this attrition and the ways employers can best increase retention have yet to be quantified. In order to gather the necessary data, VetAdvisor® and the Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University (IVMF) today launched a nationwide Veterans Job Retention […]

Institute for Veterans and Military Families and JPMorgan Chase Expand Veterans Career Transition Program to Include Military Spouses

Dec. 15 registration deadline nears for classes beginning in January, including new HR curriculum The Institute for Veterans and Military Families has expanded eligibility to enroll in its Veterans Career Transition Program to spouses of eligible veterans and active duty servicemembers.  This new development allows these spouses access to online courses along four professional tracks […]

Syracuse University Alum Inspires at V-WISE Conference

Another successful Veteran Women Igniting the Spirit of Entrepreneurship (V-WISE) conference was held this past weekend, Nov. 14-16 in Denver, Colo. The conference, hosted by the Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University provides the training and skills necessary for women veterans and female military spouses to launch and grow their own business. As many of the […]

IVMF Executive Director, Mike Haynie, Among List of Keynotes at Disney Veterans Institute

Dr. Mike Haynie, executive director and founder of the Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University, is among a group of exceptional thought leaders at Disney’s Heroes Work Here ‘Veterans Institute’ workshop. Being held today, Nov. 14, in Orlando, Fla. the event is co-sponsored by the Disney Institute and Heroes Work Here program. Program […]

V-WISE Conference Honors Female Military Pioneers

Two pioneering military women will be honored at the eighth Women Veterans Igniting the Spirit of Entrepreneurship (V-WISE) conference in Denver on Nov. 14-16. Together, they serve as role models for other military women and veterans. Sergeant Major Cynthia A. Pritchett, U.S. Army (Retired), was the first senior enlisted female to serve as the Command […]

IVMF Publishes Brief on Female Veteran Homelessness

From 2010- 2013, the Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF) served as the National Veterans Technical Assistance Center (NVTAC), a center funded by the U.S. Department of Labor-Vets (DOL-VETS). The NVTAC provided training and technical assistance for over 150 Homeless Veterans Reintegration Programs (HVRPs) nationwide, including over 20 grantees that were designated as Homeless […]

Google Global Impact Award Supports Advances in Veteran’s Higher Education

While an increased number of veterans and their families are pursuing higher education as made possible by the GI Bill, they may not be using it to their full advantage. Recent data shows a lower than average graduation rate among veterans, suggesting the possibility that the veteran community is being underserved by higher education. In […]

The Walmart Foundation and IVMF Announce Veteran Vocational Acceleration Grant Program Recipients

The Walmart Foundation yesterday announced 11 programs to receive grant funding to support veteran vocational education. The Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF) at Syracuse University received the initial $1 million grant and solicited competitive proposals from community-based organizations and technical colleges throughout California, New York, Texas, and North Carolina. Across the nation, these […]

IVMF’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 […]

Business Plan and Pitch Competition Provide a Boost for Veteran Owned Businesses

The EBV National Training and Alumni Conference held in Dallas, Texas kicked off on Friday, Oct. 25, hosted by the Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University (IVMF), in coordination with the EBV National Consortium of Universities, the EBV Foundation, and academic sponsor, The Jim Moran Institute. The conference provided a weekend of […]

The IVMF Publishes Four Briefs on Veteran Homelessness

As the National Veterans Technical Assistance Center (NVTAC), the Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University (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 […]

New York City is the Next Step in the Effort to Improve Services for Veterans

The New York City-based Robin Hood Foundation and the Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University (IVMF) will work together for the next 12 months to improve New York City’s existing resources and services designed to serve returning veterans and their families. The collaboration will enable those who served their country to gain greater access to high-quality […]

Accion U.S. Network joins partnership to provide veteran small- business owners with another source of support

The Accion U.S. Network has joined Citi and the Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University (IVMF) to provide financing to those participating in the Citi Salutes: Realizing Your Dream business plan competition for veteran entrepreneurs. Accion will provide crucial access to microloan capital and technical assistance for graduates of two the IVMF’s […]

EBV national conference serves as a reunion for veterans and provides advanced training from experts in entrepreneurship

The Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University in coordination with the EBV National Consortium of Universities, the EBV Foundation, and this year’s academic sponsor, The Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship, will host the 3rd annual EBV National Training and Alumni Conference on Oct. 25-27 at the Westin Stonebriar Hotel in the […]

IVMF and Co-Founder, James Schmeling Named as Resources for Veteran’s Issues on Social Media

If you’re looking for another resource for veteran’s issues, social media might be your best bet. The U.S. Military’s independent news source, Stars and Stripes, has helped narrow down the field of who to follow for updates on veterans issues in the world of social media, naming the Institute for Veterans and Military Families at […]

The Institute for Veterans and Military Families’ Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities Receives Grant from Wounded Warrior Project

The Institute for Veterans and Military Families announced today that their Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities (EBV) program has received a grant in the amount of $150,000 from Wounded Warrior Project (WWP), a nonprofit veteran service organization whose mission is to honor and empower Wounded Warriors. The grant will expand the IVMF’s ability to […]

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