Mentor a Veteran

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We recognize that transitioning from military to civilian life can be a challenge. To ensure that every veteran, military service member, and family member in New York City thrives, we pledge to connect any of them who wants a mentor with a mentor.

To that end, DVS created a coalition of over 20 NYC-based mentoring organizations under the Veterans Mentoring Initiative – now called Mentor A Vet-NYC. This initiative was launched by Mayor Bill de Blasio during Fleet Week 2017. Read the press release


Our Partners

Organization Mentors Mentees Focus About
American Corporate Partners (ACP) Civilian Post 9/11 veterans Career services Connects veterans and service members to corporate professionals to provide resume and interview preparation, career exploration, and networking skills
Blue Star Families Civilian Any veteran General Provides free deployment resources, career services, and recreational opportunities to veterans and their families through various partnerships
Brooklyn Veterans Treatment Court Civilian Justice-involved veterans Health Services Provides mentor support to veteran clients who face unique challenges during their time in Treatment Court. For more information, please call 347-404-9554.
Commit Civilian Any veteran General Provides veterans one-on-one transition assistance, corporate education, and mentoring workshops.
CUNY Civilian Student veterans General Dedicated to fostering a sense of community and ease the transition from service member to scholar for veterans by integrating and overseeing programs, services, resources and activities that support our 3,000 student veterans during their pursuit of higher education at our CUNY 24 campuses
Edge4Vets Civilian Any veteran Career Services Offers veterans a "Prep and Connect" system that combines an online prep course with HR mentorship to prepare veterans for the workforce.
Fordham University Civilian Student veterans General Offers student veterans a wide range of services and resources, including campus counseling, writing workshops, and free yoga. Fordham also partners with Edge4Vets and FourBlock to provide student veterans transition support workshops and internship programs.
FourBlock Civilian Any veteran Career Services Offers a Career Readiness Program to post-9/11 veterans and active duty services pursuing or having completed an undergraduate or graduate degree program. The Career Readiness Program equips veterans with professional development, career exploration, and a job network.
G.I. Jobs Civilian Any veteran General Provides military transition services to active duty service members and veterans using education and employment tools and resources.
Institute for Career Development Civilian WWII veterans General Offers a job-support program that helps veterans identify transferable skills and develop a job search plan. They also provide resume and interview prep, and networking and internship opportunities.
Job Path Civilian Any veteran Career Services Supports people with developmental disabilities with customized employment, job development, on-site training and employee orientation, and ongoing support.
John Jay College Civilian Student Veterans General Provides student veterans personal support through its Office of military and Veteran Services. They support students with admission assistance and advisement, peer support programming, and post-graduation job preparation.
Marine for Life Network Marine Marines & their families General Connects transitioning Marines and their family members to education resources, employment opportunities, and other veterans' services.
Paralyzed Veterans of America Civilian Disabled veterans Health Services Helps veterans with disabilities file VA benefits claims and other services; provides support for VA caregivers; represents claimants in court; and provides vocational counseling and job placement assistance to any veteran, active duty service member, spouse, or caregiver.
Project for Return and Opportunity in Veterans' Education Civilian Student veterans General Offers student veterans community and transitional support through mentors and social work interns.
ProVetus Civilian Any veteran General Provides peer mentoring to veterans and service members.
Service to School Civilian Student veterans Career Services Provides military veterans free college-application counseling, test prep advice, interview prep, and networking opportunities.
Stand Beside Them (SBT) Civilian & veterans Any veteran Career & Small Business Development Partners vets w/certified coaches for 1-on-1 sessions covering career, small business development, life/relationships, & other reintegration topics.
Resilience Center for Veterans & their Families Civilian Veterans & their families Health Services Provides research on human emotional resilience and therapist-led clinical training.
Syracuse Institute for Veterans and Military Families Civilian Veterans & their families General Offers service members, veterans, and their families programs in career, vocational and entrepreneurship education and training.
United War Veterans Council Any veteran Any veteran Careers Connects Veterans to health & wellness, entrepreneurship and other resources.
Veterans in Global Leadership Civilian Student veterans Career Services Provides student veterans formal mentors and networking and educational events.
Veterati Civilian & veterans Any veterans Transition & career services Veterati is the most advanced mentorship software platform on the market that was designed specifically for transitioning service members, veterans and military spouses. Veterati is the only on-demand digital platform that confidentially and automatically connects mentees and mentors using mobile phones and just-in-time text messages and more. Veterati empowers the military community to choose mentors based on industry, companies and/or areas of expertise.
Warrior Scholar Project Civilian Student veterans Career Services Offers immersive one to two weeklong academic boot camps hosted at America's top universities during summer breaks.
Workforce Opportunity Services Civilian Any veteran Career Services Connects companies to professionals

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