4 Paws for Ability is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to place quality service dogs with children with disabilities and veterans who have lost use of limbs or hearing and educate the public regarding use of service dogs in public places.
The Defense and veteran Brain Injury Center, the leading authority on TBI within military populations, launched A Head for the Future in 2015 to improve the lives of our nation’s heroes by providing them with the tools they need to stay healthy and mission-ready when on home soil. A Head for the Future’s mission is focused on: Raising awareness of the signs, symptoms and treatment of TBIs diagnosed in noncombat settings; Educating service members, veteran, their families, caregivers, providers and line leaders about the importance of preventing brain injuries.
Our mission is to serve the Children of ALL fallen military personnel, who have lost their lives on active duty, and post service related deaths that were due to a service related injury or illness.
The Accenture Veteran Technology Training Program is a two-month online training program that will equip veterans with the technical skills they need to position themselves for employment as an Entry Level Software Engineering Associate with Accenture.
ADAPT strives to support military families after reintegration by providing parenting resources.
AFSA has partnered together with Columbia Southern University (CSU) to provide a sponsored One-Course Scholarship for all Military Veterans/Retirees and AFSA Family Members; plus all Active Duty, Guard & Reserve Spouses and College-Age Dependents. The One-Course Scholarship is worth over $700, as CSU has also waived the application fee, and will provide free loaner book(s).
The All Secure Foundation is an ever-growing resource for addressing challenges that veterans face post-service. Whether it be a fractured marriage, PTSD/TBI, depression, physical challenges, or lack of purpose, the All Secure Foundation offers you the resources to reconstruct a life of purpose, empowerment, and giving back.
Allies in Service prepares job-seeking veterans and spouses for success by coaching, connecting and advocating. Allies in Service prepares job-seeking veterans and spouses in the DFW area for success by coaching them on vital employment search techniques, mentoring on military to civilian cultural differences, advocating on their behalf and connecting them with employers.
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Job opportunities for military spouses. Part-time, full-time, and virtual options available. With or without a degree, Amazon has options for you. Technical apprenticeships with Amazon Web Services (AWS) and non-tech fellowships with World Wide Operations are also available.
Supports educational institutions within the area of the local chapter’s charter. APICS supports educational activities at the local university and college level through participation of establishing on-campus student APICS chapters, participation in classroom presentations, offer professional mentorship opportunities, and help guide students to be effective young professionals for the industry.
Who We Are:
We are dedicated to helping our military members and their spouses in the transition so they can find a successful landing after their service; whether that is higher education, a dream job, or the ability to start their own business.
How We Help:
American Dream U offers two main services for transitioning veterans: Online programs and educational workshop events.
American Dream U’s online programs are catered to helping veterans become successful professionals in the world of business, with breadth in courses; everything from entrepreneurship to the intricacies of setting up a LinkedIn profile.
American Dream U’s workshop events are fueled by the same purpose; offering unique, differentiating benefits when paired with the online courses such as networking and connecting with other veterans, as well as hearing personal success stories of post-service careers.
Who We Help:
Military, Veteran and spouses are our mission and the stats below reflect the need. Here at American Dream U, we believe that a smoother transition will go a long way in improving these stats in the future.
– 2 out of 3 new veterans will find it difficult to transition
– About 400,000 veterans remained unemployed at the end of 2017
– 22 – 28 veterans will commit suicide each day.
– Approximately 245,000 Service men and women will transition out of the military in 2018.
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
We unite Veterans, organizations, academic institutions, healthcare systems, and leaders across the United States. Our diverse and accomplished team assists with Career Preparation, Veteran Advocacy, Education Programs, and Peer Support.
Angels of America’s Fallen’s mission is to encourage and fund healthy positive activities for the children of fallen firefighters, military and law enforcement. Between grief counseling and scholarships others provide, Angels stands beside the children all year, every year until adulthood.
The Armed Services YMCA enhances the lives of military members and their families in spirit, mind and body through programs relevant to the unique challenges of military life.
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This site is dedicated to enriching and enhancing the lives of Army Soldiers and their family members. It includes comprehensive links to information on family programs and services, health care, housing, children’s services, education, careers, recreation, and community support. A new feature is a virtual resiliency campus – an effective tool for geographically dispersed soldiers to keep in touch with family members and friends, and the programs within their army community.
A digital platform where milspouse entrepreneurs connect, collaborate, and cultivate online through high touch peer to peer mentorship, support and opportunities.
AUSA is a non-profit educational and professional development association serving America’s Army and supporters of a strong national defense. AUSA provides a voice for the Army, supports the Soldier, and honors those who have served in order to advance the security of the nation.
Founded in 2009 by military spouses with you in mind, Blue Star Families empower military families to thrive by connecting them with their civilian neighbors – both people and organizations – to create strong communities of support.
Boots to Business (B2B) is an entrepreneurial education and training program offered by SBA as part of the Department of Defense’s Transition Assistance Program (TAP). B2B provides participants with an overview of business ownership and is open to transitioning service members (including National Guard and Reserve) and their spouses.
Begin your journey
Introduction to Entrepreneurship: The foundational two-day, in-person course provides you with an introductory understanding of business ownership.
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Optional Follow-on Courses: “B2B: Revenue Readiness” is an online course delivered through a partnership with Mississippi State University. Receive sign-up information once you complete the in-person introductory course. B2B and B2BR participants are also encouraged to take advantage of the many resources offered by the SBA and its partner network.
If you don’t have access to a military installation, read about Boots to Business Reboot (https://sbavets.force.com/s/reboot-course-information).
Boots to Business is delivered in partnership with SBA’s Resource Partners, SCORE Mentors, Small Business Development Centers, Women’s Business Centers, and Veterans Business Outreach Centers and the Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University. It is available free of charge at participating installations to service members and their dependents transitioning or retiring from the U.S. military.
To learn more information about Boots to Business, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 202-205-VET1 (202-205-8381).
For more SBA resources for veterans, visit SBA.gov/vets.
BreakLine is an immersive educational program for veterans transitioning into new careers.
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Bridges helps young adults with disabilities prepare for the workplace and find jobs with companies looking for qualified, entry-level applicants.
Bunker Labs helps veteran entrepreneurs and military spouses find the quickest route to a successful business.
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The Caregiver Resource Directory is designed to help empower military caregivers with information about national-level resources and programs specifically for them. Topics include: helplines, advocacy and benefit information, career transitions and employment, military caregiver support, children’s needs, education and training, financial support, rest and relaxation, and others.
CBT Nuggets invites U.S. military personnel who are in the process of separating from active service to apply for our Outside the Wire Program. Participants accepted into the program receive a free six-month subscription to CBT Nuggets, including access to all features and services, such as accountability coaching, Kaplan ® IT Training Practice Exams, and access to the CBT Nuggets Learner Community.
CMA provides a robust transition assistance program, and has directly facilitated successful transition of over 7000 service-members, veterans, spouses, dependents, and/or caregivers.
“Their mission is to provide college scholarships and educational counseling to military children who have lost a parent in the line of duty. They are dedicated to serving the families of servicemembers from all branches of the armed forces who have died as a result of combat casualties, military training accidents, service-related illnesses, suicide, as well as other duty-related deaths as ruled by the Department of Veterans Affairs.”
The Cisco Veterans Program partners to scale positive, inclusive social and economic impact for U.S. veterans. These initiatives are focused on raising the awareness of the value of hiring a veteran and creating IT training and employment programs that leverage scalable training and technology aligned to their needs.
A national initiative that supports the success of veteran, service member, and military spouse-owned businesses by connecting them with entrepreneurial education and training, small business resources and solutions, and commerce and supplier opportunities.
The Coalition to Salute Americas Heroes was established to ensure that in return for the sacrifices they made for us, these wounded veterans and their families receive all the support needed to restore their hope and rebuild their lives.
Code of Support Foundation (COSF) provides essential and critical one-on-one assistance to struggling service members, veteran and their families (SMVF) who have the most complex needs. We are dedicated to leveraging the nation’s full spectrum of resources to ensure all members of our military, veteran and their families receive the support services they need and through their collective sacrifice have earned.
Companions for Heroes (C4H) provides companion animals, companion dogs, and on a case-by-case basis, service dogs, obtained from shelters, rescues and humane societies, who might otherwise be euthanized, free of charge to active duty military personnel, military veterans, first responders, military spouses and children, and Gold Star Families recovering from the psychological challenges they suffered during service to our country.
Concerned Veterans for America’s mission is to advocate for policies that will preserve the freedom and prosperity that we and our families so proudly fought and sacrificed to defend. The Goal of Concerned Veterans for America is to translate the experience, concerns and hopes unique to veterans and their families into a common vision of freedom.
CASY brings military and veteran job seekers together with employers who are looking to hire. The CASY team has provided free job placement assistance to more than 100,000 military service members and veterans.
The Corporate Gray Military-to-Civilian Transition Guide leads the transitioning service member through each step of the military-to-civilian career transition process, from self-assessment to resume writing to networking to salary negotiation.
The Courage Foundations mission is to foster post-traumatic growth restore purpose and transform lives through integrative self-awareness physical health mental toughness emotional resilience and spiritual well-being.
Welcome to CyberVetsUSA, an industry-led initiative that provides FREE online training, certification and employment opportunities to transitioning service members, veterans, National Guard and Reservists, and military spouses looking to enter the cyber workforce! Offering the latest cyber courses (see offerings below) and certifications from industry-leading tech companies, CyberVetsUSA is a skills-to-jobs pathway that aims to fast-track veterans into high-demand cyber careers.
NOTE: CyberVetsUSA is currently offering priority access to veterans seeking employment in the following targeted states: Arizona, Maryland, North Carolina, and Virginia. Candidates outside of these target locations will be accepted based on availability.
How Does It Work?
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IT/Cyber courses are available primarily as self-paced, online trainings to be completed within a 12-14 week time frame. Depending on current skills, personal learning preference, and available time commitment, participants can pick the course that best suits them.
Training consists of the following six tracks:
Participants who successfully complete the program will be prepared for an industry certification and entry level cyber positions. The following is a list of the current CyberVets course offerings aligned to the respective job path:
Once the course is completed, a free voucher is offered to the participant to obtain an industry certification for the related cyber course. Participants are highly encourage to complete the relevant certifications offered as these credentials are highly valued by employers.
Mentoring & Career Resources
During training, participants will gain access to academic advisers, mentors, and virtual communities to enhance their learning experience. In addition, career resources (including resume writing, interview techniques, and career exploration) will be made available to those who achieve a 30% course completion milestone. Additional support may be provided to those who successfully complete the industry training, including career coaching and job placement.
Employment is a key success metric for CyberVetsUSA, and we want to ensure veterans have direct access to meaningful employment opportunities. Therefore, participants will be invited to join the Talent Bridge for Veterans job-matching engine, sponsored by Cisco, to build their professional profile and explore real-time job openings from hundreds of employers looking for qualified tech talent.
CyberVetsUSA is a public/private partnership between tech employers, local and state government agencies, institutions of higher education, nonprofit and Veteran Service Organizations (VSOs) all working together to minimize barriers to entry and increase the available pool of qualified cyber talent.
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Veterans Upward Bound is designed to motivate and assist veterans in the development of academic and other requisite skills necessary for acceptance and success in a program of post-secondary education. The program provides assessment and enhancement of basic skills through counseling, mentoring, tutoring and academic instruction in the core subject areas.
To provide veterans the world-class benefits and services they have earned – and to do so by adhering to the highest standards of compassion, commitment, excellence, professionalism, integrity, accountability, and stewardship.
DAV is a nonprofit charity that provides a lifetime of support for veterans of all generations and their families, helping more than 1 million veterans in positive, life-changing ways each year.