Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM): We are working to change the employment picture for veterans and military families by educating those who are critical to veteran employment on the deep skills in the veteran talent pool. Through an alliance with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and the California State Council of SHRM, a pilot program is under development with the San Diego Chapter of SHRM and Easterseals Dixon Center. The goal of this program is to enhance the understanding of the needs of veteran job seekers and employers, thereby connecting veterans with meaningful employment opportunities and identifying community resources for both veterans and their families.
Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University (IVMF): Meaningful employment is a critical component that enables veterans and military families to succeed in their communities. This partnership begins by preparing veterans for careers in the public and private sector, and engagement with business and industry employment initiatives. Our organizations will collaborate to advance their missions through sharing knowledge, information, and best-in-class practices, as well as connecting those who have served to the requisite supports and services. Through the partnership, Easterseals Dixon Center will provide networking and training opportunities to its nationwide network of 73 affiliates and more than 550 community-based sites.
Military Child Education Coalition (MCEC): Both of our organizations are committed to the development of children, from birth through adolescence. Our areas of interest encompass the whole child – from health to education to social integration. Through this partnership, we seek mutually benefitting initiatives; facilitate networking and collaborations; promote fellow organization initiatives via website, blogs and social media; conduct quarterly meetings and collaborate on best in class activities all for the purpose of furthering academic opportunities and excellence, school transition support, and development needs for military connected children.
Elizabeth Dole Foundation: Military families are comprised of caregivers of all ages and skill sets. These important individuals support veterans and family members daily, enabling them to productive, successful lives. Our two organizations joined together in 2014 to deliver a series of webinars on military caregivers partners in conjunction with the USO; Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving; Caregiver ACTION Network; National Alliance for Caregiving; Family Caregiver Alliance; and Atlas Research.
Military Family Research Institute at Purdue University (MFRI): Our organizations work nationally and locally to support individuals in the midst of transitional periods, going from service to school or from school to work. MFRI and Easterseals Dixon Center will enhance understanding of the education and employment needs of veterans and military families. We also seek to identify and document community resources through sharing of knowledge and resources and exploration of pilot projects to evaluate existing Easterseals affiliate and partner programs and services. Through our alliance with MFRI we will also develop additional community resources through creation of online trainings and informational presentations.
R4 Alliance: Our organizations believe that physical recreation, be it indoors or outdoors, can be a powerful healing component for veterans and military family members of all ages. R4 Alliance is a collection of noteworthy community programs that provide therapeutic and community based recreation services to military families. Together we will advocate recreation as essential to the holistic rehabilitation of veterans and military families. This alliance of service providers will self-regulate to shared standards of excellence and protocols that ensure high quality among both facilities and those providing the services in these community-based locations.
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