Join Blue Star Families for Connected Communities: Building Blocks to Belonging on February 18, 3pm (EST). They’ll share exclusive research results on the impacts of Blue Star Families’ Chapter model and the importance of building a local foundation of social support for military families.
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.Read more
Spectra and John Jay Veterans Association presents Service Beyond the Binary, a Zoom webinar, on April 2, 1:40pm (ET).
Join event panelists Michael Matos (he/him/his), President of John Jay Veterans Association; James Fitzgerald (he/him/his), Deputy Director of NYC Veterans Alliance; and Sam Ascencio (he/they/zir), President of Spectra as they answer questions on the intersectionality of LGBTQ+ topics and military service. A roundtable discussion will follow the event.
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:Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
New Politics Leadership Academy offers a Virtual Leading With Purpose session on February 8, 8-9:30pm (EST). They've launched this new program to help their communities serve and lead in this time of unprecedented change.
Each program will be facilitated by Max Klau. Questions? Please reach out to Max Klau.