ACP would like to recognize these organizations for their efforts in helping our nation's service members, raising awareness about veterans issues, and supporting ACP's mission.
Army Career and Alumni Program
The Army Career and Alumni Program (ACAP) provides world-class transition and employment assistance services to soldiers, Department of Army (DA) civilians and their Family members who have selflessly served their nation. While public law is the foundation of the Transition Assistance Program initiative, the Army's program goes beyond the basic requirements set by Congress and operates ACAP Centers on major Army installations worldwide. Professional staffs at these centers advise, train and counsel soldiers, civilians, and family members throughout their entire transition process. As a result, these skilled, trained and disciplined veterans consistently are valued and much sought after contributors to the civilian workforce in their next careers.
The Army Reserve's mission, under Title 10 of the U.S. Code, is to provide trained, equipped, and ready soldiers and cohesive units to meet the global requirements across the full spectrum of operations. The Army Reserve is a key element in the Army multi-component unit force, training with Active and National Guard units to ensure all three components work as a fully integrated team.
Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities
The Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities (EBV) is a program first created by the Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University, designed to provide training in entrepreneurship and small business management to post-9/11 veterans with disabilities resulting from their military service. The mission of the EBV is to open the door to business ownership for our veterans, by developing skills that relate to the many steps associated with launching and growing a small business. Today the EBV is offered by a network of world-class business schools across the U.S., that includes Syracuse University, Texas A&M University, Florida State University, UCLA, Purdue University, and the University of Connecticut. The training is provided at no cost to eligible veterans.
Give an Hour
The mission of Give an Hour (GAH) is to develop national networks of volunteers capable of responding to both acute and chronic conditions that arise within our society. GAH is dedicated to meeting the mental health needs of the troops and families affected by the ongoing conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. We provide free counseling to individuals, couples and families, and children and adolescents. We offer treatment for anxiety, depression, substance abuse, post-traumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injuries, sexual health and intimacy concerns, and loss and grieving. In addition to direct counseling services, our providers are working to reduce the stigma associated with mental health care by participating in and leading education, training, and outreach efforts in schools and communities and around military bases.
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America
IAVA is the leading post-9/11 veteran empowerment organization ( VEO ) with the most diverse and rapidly growing membership in America. Connecting, uniting and empowering hundreds of thousands of veterans for the last decade through programs in education, employment, health and community, Time Magazine has deemed IAVA, "the most important organization representing the new generation of veterans."
Military.com was founded in 1999 to revolutionize the way the 30 million Americans with military affinity stay connected and informed. Today, Military.com is the nation’s largest online military destination serving over 10 million members, including active duty personnel, reservists, guard members, retirees, veterans, family members, defense workers and those considering military careers. Military.com is a division of Monster Worldwide, Inc.
The Mission Continues
The Mission Continues was built on the belief that our returning wounded should be recognized not only for the sacrifices they have made, but for everything they have left to give. Our mission is to unite veterans and their fellow citizens in shared service to our nation. We accomplish our mission through our unique The Mission Continues programs. These include our Fellowship, Veterans Tribute, and Warriors in Service programs.
The Fellowship Program is the flagship project of the The Mission Continues. Its mission is to place wounded and disabled veterans into volunteer positions in their communities.
The Veterans Tribute honors our fallen military men and women by empowering citizens to complete service projects on behalf of a service member who lost his or her life in the line of duty.
Through our program Warriors in Service, The Mission Continues specifically targets active duty service members who were wounded or injured in the line of duty. While in the midst of their recovery, these "wounded warriors" organize and lead service projects with their fellow service members.
Student Veterans of America
Student Veterans of America is a rapidly expanding coalition of student veteran organizations on more than 300 college campuses nationwide. Collectively, SVA and its member-chapters help student veterans overcome the tremendous obstacles they face when pursuing a college degree. These challenges range from a missing sense of camaraderie to a lack of understanding by students and university faculty. When coupled with the invisible and visible wounds of war, a college degree seems to be an elusive goal for men and women returning from the military. SVA helps make that goal a reality. Student Veterans of America is dedicated to helping Yesterday’s Warriors become Today’s Scholars and Tomorrow’s Leaders.
Team RWB is transforming the way that America supports its veterans when they return from combat. We are creating communities of veterans, their families, and American citizens that enjoy authentic interaction through physical and social activities and events all across the country.
The USO lifts the spirits of America’s troops and their families millions of times each year at hundreds of places worldwide. We provide a touch of home through centers at airports and military bases in the U.S. and abroad, top quality entertainment and innovative programs and services. We also provide critical support to those who need us most, including forward-deployed troops, military families, wounded warriors, troops in transition and families of the fallen. The USO is a private, non-profit organization, not a government agency. Our programs and services are made possible by the American people, support of our corporate partners and the dedication of our volunteers and staff.
The Veterans Corporation
The National Veterans Business Development Corporation (also now known as The Veterans Corporation and “TVC”) was established by Congress under Public Law 106-50 to expand the provision of and improve access to technical assistance regarding entrepreneurship for veterans. TVC works with and organizes public and private resources and the business development staffs of each Federal department and assists veterans and service-disabled veterans with the formation and expansion of small businesses.
Women Veterans Interactive
Women Veterans Interactive has grown into the premiere women veterans’ organization in the nation. Our mission is to meet women veterans at their points of need through advocacy, empowerment, interaction, outreach and unification. Because every woman veteran is unique, WVI programs are distinctly designed to address the specific needs of the emergent women veterans’ population.
The Women Veterans Transition Space assists women veterans with evolving from service to success through workforce development and career readiness. Women Warriors Wellness (W3) uplifts and empowers women veterans using an intentional focus on wellness for the mind, body and spirit. Operation Safety Net supports women veterans and their children who are homeless or at risk of being homeless.