SER - Jobs for Progress National, Inc.
AmeriCorps National Planning Grant FY 2012
This planning grant will be utilized to develop the VETPALS (Veterans Program for AmeriCorps Leadership & Service) initiative which will engage AmeriCorps members to develop collaborative partnerships with military veterans from all 5 branches (Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, & Coast Guard) of the U.S. Armed Forces in strategic locations across 5 states including CA, FL, IL, NM, and TX. Members will address the needs of U.S. military veterans and their families resulting in improved acclimation to civilian life through support in accessing employment, educational, and public service opportunities, as well as adequate services for economic (financial independence), physical (healthcare), and emotional (mental health services) well-being. Program activities will primarily be in the areas of Education, Employment, and Economic Opportunity for Veterans and Military Families.