$70 Million Invested, 400+ Grants Awarded,
2.5 Million Veterans & Families Reached
Veterans emerge from the military as highly adaptable team-leaders with technical skills, and problem-solving capabilities accustomed to making decisions under stressful conditions. The right educational supports and access to top-tier universities, can help ensure they become the next generation of civic and business leaders. However, one-third of veterans are first-generation college students who lack the confidence and savvy to navigate higher education with informed choices. Instead, approximately 40 percent of GI Bill tuition payments go to for-profit institutions, and the top eight recipients of GI Bill taxpayer dollars are for-profit colleges. Warrior-Scholar Project introduces veterans to esteemed higher-level academics, ensures they are informed academic consumers, and provides them with academic skills critical for confidence and success. Their community college programming teaches skills to make a successful transition into the classroom and summer programming introduces student veterans to academic life at top tier universities.
Team Red, White & Blue
Reintegrating into civilian life can be challenging for some post-9/11 veterans. Team Red, White & Blue (Team RWB) believes the best way to support these veterans is to spend time with them; interact with them in personal, meaningful ways; and connect them to their communities through exercise and social activities. Team RWB focuses on exercise and social activities that, over time, become part of a healthy lifestyle and will facilitate an authentic interaction with community residents. Through its grant from the Bob Woodruff Foundation, Team RWB will build out its Eagle Leadership Development program to develop and strengthen local chapter leaders and thus partnerships and military-civilian relationships, in over 200 communities nationwide.
On May 3, the Bob Woodruff Foundation assembled medical and legal experts from across the public and private sectors in our nation’s capital for a day of panel discussions and working sessions. Hosted at the beautiful Jones Day offices in Washington, DC, this High Impact Collaboration™ event brought together 85 professionals, including practitioners involved in 23 medical-legal partnerships at U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) facilities, leadership from Departments of Veterans Affairs, and Health and Human Services, and advocates working to drive policy impacting our nation’s veterans and military-connected families and caregivers. Learn more.