The Impact of Onward to Opportunity

From the Eyes of our Inaugural O2O Graduates December 2015 marked the next phase in transition from active military to civilian employment for 30 service members and military spouses on Joint Base Lewis-McChord and Camp Pendleton.  While their separation dates differ over the next six months, they all share something in common as the first-ever graduates of the Onward to Opportunity (O2O) […]

O2O Vision

O2O Vision of Changing the Trajectory of Transition and Fisher House’s Historic Impact of Serving Military Families By James D. McDonough Jr., Managing Director, IVMF This week at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, and Camp Pendleton, the Schultz Family Foundation (SFF) and the Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF) at Syracuse University officially recognized the very first graduates of its Onward to […]

Job Training Program Expands

The military trains you when you enter service. Now, an initiative coming out of the corporate and education sectors wants to get you certified for your first civilian job as you’re leaving service. Backed by the man behind the Starbucks empire, the ambitious program was announced last spring as being designed to help troops — and spouses — first identify a career path in growth industries, then […]

Inaugural Class of Graduates

Schultz Family Foundation, IVMF, and U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) to recognize service members and military spouses at JBLM and Camp Pendleton O2O graduation ceremonies Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA, Camp Pendleton, CA (12/7/15) – On Tuesday, December 8 at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, and Wednesday, December 9 at Camp Pendleton, the Schultz Family Foundation (SFF) and the Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF) at Syracuse University will […]

Talk is cheap

In last week’s three-hour Republican presidential debate the word “veteran” was mentioned a grand total of two times. While our nation faces many pressing issues from domestic job growth to income inequality, veterans need to hear more than the utterly useless: “I’ll take care of our vets.” Although this is not a problem of the Republican Party alone, few presidential […]

o2o Launches at Washington

Onward to Opportunity Program Launches at Washington State Service Member for Life Summit Schultz Family Foundation, IVMF, and Department of Defense lead public launch of Onward to Opportunity – a critical component of the military service life cycle, and program that will shift the way service members and their families transition from service to civilian employment in the coming years. […]

JBLM hosts 3-day Summit

JBLM hosts 3-day military transition summit JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. — Thousands of service members looking to transition to civilian life are getting much-needed help. Joint Base Lewis-McChord is hosting the Washington State Service Member for Life Military Transition Summit Tuesday – Thursday. The event is not just a job fair but a 3-day event with workshops and training to help service members make the […]

Starbucks CEO help vets get civilian jobs

After the war: Starbucks CEO, Syracuse University partner to help vets get civilian jobs When veterans leave the military, they often take valuable skills with them. But it can be difficult to figure out exactly how and where those skills will work in the private sector. A new initiative aimed at helping active duty military members do just that is launching today […]

Veteran Employment Program is Unveiled

Groundbreaking Veteran Employment Program is Unveiled to Military Leaders and Service Members at Transition Summit at JBLM Schultz Family Foundation, IVMF, and Department of Defense lead public launch of Onward to Opportunity – a critical component of the military service life cycle, and program that will shift the way service members and their families transition from service to civilian employment […]

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