National/Community Service and Veterans and Military Families: Programs, Evidence, and Possibilities

Veterans and Military Families Programs
Implementing Organization: 
Office of Research and Evaluation
Corporation for National and Community Service

Created by the CNCS Office of Research and Evaluation (ORE), this brief provides a to-date overview of the agency's research and data regarding veterans and military families. The brief also provides recommendations for the use of evidence-based programs with and for this community.

The brief focuses on answering the following questions:

  • What are the benefits of volunteering/national service for veterans and military families?
  • What are current CNCS programs serving veterans and military families?
  • Are the CNCS funded programs for veterans and military families effective? What are the benefits of the CNCS programs for veterans and military families, if any?
  • What are some successful CNCS evidence-based programs that might work with veteran and military families too?
CNCS Program(s): 
AmeriCorps State and National
AmeriCorps VISTA
AmeriCorps NCCC
Senior Corps
Social Innovation Fund
Volunteer Generation Fund
CNCS Focus Area(s): 
Capacity Building
Disaster Services
Economic Opportunity
Environmental Stewardship
Healthy Futures
Veterans and Military Families
Outcomes Category(s): 
Disaster Assistance Provided
Financial Literacy
Post-Secondary Educational Support
Energy Efficiency
At Risk Ecosystems
Awareness of Environmental Issues
Green Jobs
Aging in Place
Obesity and Food
Access to Care
Veterans and Military Families Served
Benefit to National Service Member/Volunteer
Study Type(s): 
Review or Meta-Analysis
Study Design(s): 
Year Published: 
Date Posted Online: 
August 4, 2017
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