Research Foundation of the City University of New York on behalf of Hunter College
Project for Return and Opportunity in Veterans Education (PROVE)
Supported in partnership with Amazon
PROVE ensures student veterans on City University of New York (CUNY) campuses and Fordham University have a successful educational journey by helping them transition from the military to a college community. PROVE’s social work interns and field instructors provide social and emotional support for student veterans. The interns also provide short-term crisis intervention, mental health counseling, and referrals. Concurrently, the PROVE program trains social work interns in the needs and concerns of the student veteran. This increases the military cultural competency of the next generation of social workers. This BWF grant will fund the PROVE program at nine NYC campuses, allowing the social work interns and field instructors to foster a supportive community for student veterans.