NPower Technology Training and Development

NPower is a national non-profit that provides free technology training and career development for veterans and military spouses. Expand your IT knowledge to help you thrive in promising civilian careers. Most NPower graduates are employed at industry-leading companies across the technology, financial services, media, and consulting sectors.

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The Moth & NYC Veterans Alliance Storytelling Workshop

Join The Moth's Community Program and NYC Veterans Alliance for a series of free workshops where you will acquire the tools you need to craft and share your story.

Open to Black Veterans through partnership with the NYC Veterans Alliance.

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NYS Governors Challenge Reducing Veteran Suicide

A workgroup of mental health professionals across New York State have come together over a shared interest in learning about ways that family members can best help their veteran remain safe and minimize access to things that veterans might use to harm themselves when feeling overwhelmed.

As part of the NYS Governors Challenge to prevent suicide among service members, veterans, and their families (SMVF), they are developing several strategies to promote family involvement in reducing access to lethal means, and are seeking individuals who might be interested in participating in a one on one interview to better understand what families need to know, and how best to support families in taking the necessary actions to make their family environment safer.

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National Center for PTSD Communication Survey

The mission of the National Center for PTSD is to help America's veterans and others who have experienced trauma, or who suffer from PTSD. To help them better carry out that mission, they invite you to take a brief survey to tell them how they can improve their communications. 

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Ocasio-Cortez Wounded Warrior Fellowship Program

The office of Congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez will host a Wounded Warrior Fellow. The fellowship program will fund a veteran for a two-year period with their team. The position pays $52,000/yr plus benefits, and will be based out of the district offices in Queens and the Bronx. The Wounded Warrior Fellow will join the team as a caseworker and field representative, with responsibilities including, but not limited to:

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Join Your Local NYC Community Board

Veterans, active duty service members, military spouses, and Gold Star families must be represented at every level of government. That's why members of NYC's veteran community should join their local community board!  

Community board members reflect the point of view of their neighbors and advise government officials on how to best serve their local community. Community board members have the following responsibilities:

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2021 Retired Soldier Handbook Now Available

The new 2021 US Army Retired Soldier Handbook is now available! The handbook outlines military status after retirement, discusses retirement benefits and privileges, and provides other information, which may be helpful to retired soldiers and their families.

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Great American Defense Communities Program

The nomination process for the 2021 Great American Defense Communities Program is now open. The 2021 program includes a special focus on community recovery and resilience. The Association of Defense Communities (ADC) are particularly interested in highlighting how communities have come together to support economic, health, and social renewal throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and how they are addressing concerns of racial equality and inclusion. 

This is your chance to celebrate your community and join over 30 regions who have been recognized by ADC as going above and beyond to support service members, their families, and veterans.

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Posse Veterans Program

The Posse Veterans Program identifies, trains, and supports groups of ten veterans who will pursue their bachelor's degrees together at Vassar College, Wesleyan University, or the University of Virginia. Posse Veterans Scholars receive pre-collegiate training, continued mentoring, career guidance, and guaranteed full-tuition coverage beyond federal benefits. From the military to the classroom, always with your Posse. 

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Columbia University The Line Literary Review

Columbia University’s The Line Literary Review is a new nonprofit journal exclusive to veteran writing. They are seeking original works of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry as well as potential interviewers/interviewees for their “Veterans Interviewing Veterans” section.

 

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Veterans Business Battle

Veterans Business Battle serves as a forum to connect veterans with investors, advisers, and resources. Finalists attend workshops geared toward businesses in early stages of development, network with potential investors and learn from other entrepreneurial success stories. The competition is open to ventures from across the country with a veteran founder and equity holder who is actively involved in running the company.

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Home Depot Gift Cards for VSOs

The New York City Department of Veterans’ Services (DVS) is aware of the challenges facing local Veteran Service Organizations (VSOs) due to the impacts of COVID-19. DVS has partnered with the Home Depot Foundation to administer the distribution of $100 gift cards to NYC VSOs to help cover some expenses related to supplies that may be required for safe social distancing, facility upkeep, or general operations. A total of 100 gift cards will be made available for eligible VSOs through this initiative.

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NYC DVS Feeding Veterans in Need

One of the largest concerns facing New Yorkers during the pandemic is food insecurity. To address this need, NYC Department of Veterans' Services partnered with GetFoodNYC to help deliver meal kits to homebound veterans.

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Big Apple Honor Flight Applications

Big Apple Honor Flight is excited to announce that they have a newly designed website and streamlined online Veteran Application. They are currently accepting new applications, giving priority to veterans of World War II and Korea for Flight #2. They plan to fly again in Fall 2021.

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Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum Closing

The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum has announced changes to its operations schedule as a result of the continuing coronavirus pandemic.

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Travis Manion Foundation Leading With Your Strengths eCourse

You can now take Travis Manion Foundation's Leading With Your Strengths e-course, sponsored by Comcast, for free through their online Spartan Development Center. With the new year approaching, there’s no time like the present to gain a better understanding of your unique strengths. Begin 2021 with a leg up and take on challenges ahead with a deepened sense of purpose.

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2021 TechCongress Congressional Innovation Scholars Program

Apply for the 2021 TechCongress Congressional Innovation Scholars Program. This fellowship will place you among the top tech decision makers in the United States government at a time when technology is reshaping society in fundamental ways. Even if you've never considered working in government the Congressional Innovation Scholars Program will allow you to make change at the highest levels and at a scale unparalleled in the private or public sectors.

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Clemente Veterans’ Initiative Newark

The Cornwall Center at Rutgers University-Newark hosts a free college course for veterans - Clemente Veterans’ Initiative Newark. The course will meet ONLINE and explore themes of war and reconciliation through philosophy, literature, art, and history. It is open to all veterans, regardless of discharge status. 

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