For the first time, America’s Warrior Partnership (AWP) and Syracuse University’s D’Aniello Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF) will co-host the Annual Warrior Community Integration Symposium. Founded by AWP, and now in its 10th year, the premiere annual training and networking event will now be held in Syracuse, New York, at the National Veterans Resource Center (NVRC), at the Daniel and Gayle D’Aniello building on the campus from August 1 – 3. The event’s presenting sponsor will again be Wounded Warrior Project (WWP).
The event will center around the theme of making communities better informed and better connected, to better serve the military and veteran community. The symposium partnership convenes leading organizations and supporters, while leveraging research as well as practice to drive change around veterans care in communities.
Over the three-day period, AWP and the IVMF will bring together innovative leaders and organizations from across the country and will be joined by corporations, government entities and other critical stakeholders. Speakers and participants will share the latest in best practices in serving military families, discuss key issues and challenges, and identify opportunities for critical partnership and support.
“The IVMF is thrilled to co-hosting the Annual Warrior Community Integration Symposium with America’s Warrior Project in Syracuse, at the NVRC. The IVMF’s partnership with AWP represents an opportunity to accelerate and enhance our collective impact, on behalf of the nation’s veterans and families,” said Dr. Michael Haynie, Syracuse University’s Vice Chancellor of Strategic Initiatives and Innovation, and the Founder and Executive Director of the IVMF. “Bringing IVMF and AWP together for the first time, alongside others working on behalf of the military-connected community, is exactly the type of innovative and actionable convening we envisioned when we opened the doors to the NVRC several years ago.”
This year’s symposium will feature a series of breakout sessions and panel discussions as well as keynotes from today’s leading voices within the veteran community and beyond. Primary topics at past symposium events have focused on health and wellness, emerging veteran issues, and community building.
Additionally, an annual “State of the State” will be presented by several VSO leaders, highlighting the latest trends in veteran services, and what’s been learned through their work connecting veterans and their families to care and services.
“We are excited to work with IVMF to celebrate our 10th annual Warrior Symposium,” said Jim Lorraine, President and CEO of AWP. “The D’Aniello Institute has been a great supporter of this event in years past, and we look forward to joining forces to make this year the best one yet.”
AWP and the IVMF both utilize data-driven programming and services for veterans and their families. Now, the two leading organizations stand ready to deliver innovative changes based upon more than two decades of combined experience in building effective systemic communities around veteran care throughout the country.
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About America’s Warrior Partnership:
America’s Warrior Partnership is a tax-exempt 501(C)(3) nonprofit organization that aims to partner with communities to prevent veteran suicide by connecting local veteran-serving organizations with the appropriate resources, services, and partners they need to support veterans, their families, and caregivers at every stage of their lives. Their Community Integration model works to improve veterans’ quality of life to end veteran suicide by empowering local communities to serve them proactively and holistically before a crisis occurs. Learn more at americaswarriorpartnership.org or @awpartnership.
About the D’Aniello Institute for Veterans and Military Families:
Syracuse University’s D’Aniello Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF) was founded in 2011, as a partnership between Syracuse University and JPMorgan Chase & Co. Headquartered on the campus of Syracuse University and located in the Daniel and Gayle D’Aniello Building at the Syracuse University National Veterans Resource Center, the IVMF was founded as higher-education’s first interdisciplinary academic institute singularly focused on advancing the lives of the nation’s military, veterans, and their families. The IVMF team designs and delivers class-leading training programs and services to the military-connected community, in support of the transition from military to civilian life and beyond. Each year, more than 20,000 service members, veterans, and family members engage IVMF programs and services, which are provided at no cost to participants. The IVMF’s programs are informed by the Institute’s sustained and robust data collection, research, and policy analysis team and infrastructure. The D’Aniello Institute’s work on behalf of the military-connected community is made possible by gifts and grants from individuals and corporations committed to those who served in America’s armed forces and their families. For more information, please visit ivmf.syracuse.edu