Support Veteran-Owned Business on National Holidays – September 2020

Every month the Institute for Veterans and Military Families likes to highlight the wide variety of veteran-owned businesses by recommending a few businesses on their respective national holiday. Celebrate a fun holiday and support a local business t... Read More ▶


Summer of Success Winner!

We asked for your votes and you delivered - A big congratulations to our winner, V-WISE, who has won $5,000 in matching gifts! Thank you to all who donated to these incredible IVMF programs. Your support will help countless veterans and their familie... Read More ▶


Announcing Veterans Leadership Program (VLP) as the new PAServes-Greater Pittsburgh Coordination Center

The Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF) is excited to announce Veterans Leadership Program (VLP) as the new PAServes-Greater Pittsburgh Coordination Center. Charged with managing and sustaining community-based care for the military-c... Read More ▶


New Recommendations to Reduce Veteran Suicide and Transition Modern Warriors Back Into Civilian Society

The hero's journey is not a new concept but often thought of in works of fiction and rarely do people consider it in modern terms. However, an article recently published by a group of authors who consist of post-9/11 veterans, including Nicholas Arms... Read More ▶


IVMF Receives $1.3M From USAA To Assist Servicemembers, Veterans and their Families Impacted by COVID-19 Pandemic

As part of a historic commitment by USAA’s Military Family Relief Initiative, Syracuse University’s Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF) received $1.3 million to assist military and their families during these challenging economic ... Read More ▶


Veteran Entrepreneurs Amid Covid-19 Pandemic – Preliminary Insights

The Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship and Syracuse University’s Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF) are issuing preliminary results from a study on how veteran-owned businesses have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandem... Read More ▶


Veterans’ Programs and Alumni Network Equip Entrepreneur Chris Dambach to Pivot in Crisis

  After Chris Dambach ’13 returned from his deployment as a U.S. Marine in Iraq in 2010, he decided to start a business, Veteran Lawn Care. He invested in some used mowers and borrowed a truck from his brother-in-law. He grew the business s... Read More ▶


A National Strategy to Prevent Veteran Suicide

With COVID-19 accelerating veteran unemployment and economic uncertainty, a whole of government approach to tackling veteran suicide inclusive of private industry and academia is needed now more than ever. Recently, Veterans Administration Secreta... Read More ▶


Sarah Chen Contributes Her Employment Success to Onward to Opportunity

Sarah Chen, a military spouse at Joint Base San Antonio, recently graduated from IVMF’s Onward to Opportunity program. Thanks to her hard work in the O2O program – even through a pandemic and lockdown - she got hired as a freelance project manage... Read More ▶


Why Hiring a Veteran During COVID-19 Could Help Your Business

There is no doubt the COVID-19 pandemic has had a major impact on industries across the globe. While businesses go back to hiring, it's important to keep veterans top of mind as they are the ones who have always known how to navigate through challeng... Read More ▶