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Veterans in Media and Entertainment

Veterans in Media & Entertainment (formerly known as Veterans in Film & Television) is a nonprofit networking organization that unites current and former members of the military working in the film and television industry.

Created and operated by veterans, VME makes it simple and easy for the film & television industry to connect with the veteran community working in it. It is a resource for the film/TV industry to find and hire veterans. It is also an organization for veterans who work, or aspire to work, in film/TV to interact with, support, and learn from each other.

Veteran Artist Program

VAP, a 501c3 nonprofit, takes artists who are also veterans, and propels their works and careers into the mainstream creative arts community through networking, mentorships, collaborations with professional artists, and original productions. VAP is based in New York City, but supports a community of thousands of veteran artists throughout the US and around the world.

VAP focuses on many disciplines: Visual Arts, Performing Arts, Writing/Literature, Film/ Video, and New/Interactive Media. We also provide high quality, veteran-led, professional services such as event and film production, documentation through video and photography, gallery exhibitions and much more.

Women in Film Dallas

A team of production professionals formed an organization that would evolve to become Women In Film Dallas, a non-profit organization committed to empowering, promoting, and mentoring women in the entertainment, communication, and media industries. With members involved at every level in feature films, documentaries, commercials, and corporate productions, WIFD quickly grew to become one of the region’s most active, exciting, and influential industry organizations.

WIFD offers tuition scholarships and filmmaking grants, and presents educational programs, networking events and workshops for our members and the North Texas filmmaking community. Members also serve the community by combining their talents to produce Public Service Announcements for other Dallas area non-profit organizations. Our Topaz Award honors distinguished professionals who have made outstanding

Bonds of Courage

Bonds of Courage is a non-profit organization supporting our troops, veterans and their families to build morale, and to meet needs relating to jobs, health, families, and finances. We honor their sacrifice by supporting their readiness to serve, enhancing their morale, and assisting their transition from oath to home.
Including, a personalized Career Fitness and Mentoring program allowing participants a professional assessment, review of career options, job search and networking. We recently expanded this successful program to allow participants to work with a career-appropriate mentor.

G.I. Jobs

Since 2001, G.I. Jobs® has been the premier brand in military recruitment, offering articles, tips and online tools to help military transitioners explore different career and post-secondary education options. We give you specific, how-to advice on everything from choosing a college to writing a resume and interviewing.

Our job board for veterans is a great place to find top companies looking to hire veterans.

Americans for the Arts

Americans for the Arts serves, advances, and leads the network of organizations and individuals who cultivate, promote, sustain, and support the arts in America. Founded in 1960, Americans for the Arts is the nation’s leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts and arts education. Their mission is to build recognition and support for the extraordinary and dynamic value of the arts and to lead, serve, and advance the diverse networks of organizations and individuals who cultivate the arts in America. By connecting the best ideas and leaders from the arts, communities, and business, together we can work to ensure that every American has access to the transformative power of the arts.

They have a job bank that can be accessed through this link.

R2W – Return2Work

Provides personalized vocational rehabilitation and employment services to Veterans, their spouses and Americans with disabilities including wounded warriors.
Provides specialized vocational evaluations, career counseling services, and entry into a nationwide employer network to help you transition back into the workforce. R2W clients receive continuous support from caring and personable Employment Specialists.

AmericaServes: TXServes North Texas

TXServes – North Texas is a coordinated network of public, private and nonprofit organizations serving veterans, service members and their families in the Dallas and Fort Worth areas. TXServes – North Texas uses technology and its partner network to guide veterans, service members and their families to the most appropriate services and resources available.

Combat Veterans to Careers

Combat Veterans to Careers (CVC) was founded in The Villages in May 2012 with the commitment to serve our nation’s combat veterans and their families. Since our inception, we’ve assisted more than 955 veteran families in the area of education, employment, housing and wellness.

For employment, CVC offers viable solutions and structured plans for addressing the aggregation of employment responsibilities and educational demands. We work directly with each veteran to ensure they obtain the necessary certifications, specialized training and/or continued education needed.

Texas Film Commission

The Texas Film Commission (TFC) was created in 1971 by Texas Governor Preston Smith, who found that it was, “in the social, economic and educational interest of Texas to encourage the development of the film-communication industry”. Since then, the TFC has expanded to include the television, commercial, video game, animation and visual effects industries.

Over the years, the TFC has been the link between industry professionals spread across the state, creating a community interested in expanding the local media environment.

Boots to Heels/Mercury One

Boots to Heels focuses on helping women veterans transition to civilian life once their service ends through the development of skills required to obtain and consequently maintain a civilian job. Boots to Heels is the only organization in the Dallas area focused on women veterans specifically, which explains the demand for the program and the rapid rate at which it’s grown.

Battle Buddy Information/ Attitudes & Attire: Boots to Heels Program
Female Veterans

Boots to Heels is a customized program designed exclusively for female veterans giving them the camaraderie of being with peers who understand the experiences and challenges they face when returning home. We provide a four part program to assist female veterans with their transition from military to civilian life. After participating in our workshops on self-esteem and interview skills, each veteran is invited to select professional attire and accessories from our upscale boutique. Promoting personal growth for women seeking self-sufficiency. Our program provides the tools that raise self-esteem, promote ethics, and build the confidence necessary to develop successful life skills.

Boots to Shoes Foundation

The Boots to Shoes mission is to augment veterans support services for 21st century Veterans’ successful transition into civilian jobs. Through a combination of one-on-one meetings and phone conversations, a mentor provides business knowledge as a veteran plans and conducts a job search.

Carry the Load

Honor and celebrate our nation’s heroes — military, law enforcement, firefighters and first responders. Fundraising.

22Kill

Suicide awareness, support, and prevention

Sons of the Flag

PROVIDES CRITICAL SUPPORT TO MILITARY SERVICE MEMBERS, FIRST RESPONDERS AND CIVILIANS WHO HAVE SURVIVED BURN INJURIES.

Boot Campaign

To improve the quality of life for veterans by providing access to the most innovative and holistic care for TBI, PTSD, Chronic Pain, Self-Medication and Insomnia. kick-start a veteran’s journey to take back control of their own health and wellness.

Equest

Equine facilitated therapy for children and adults with disabilities, and veterans with adjustment challenges located in Dallas, Texas. To enhance the quality of life for children and adults with diverse needs by partnering with horses to bring hope and healing through equine assisted activities and therapies.

Veterans Inc.

Veterans Inc.’s mission is to help veterans re-gain control of their lives so we can eliminate homelessness among veterans. In many cases, Veterans Inc. actually saves lives, as our clients tell us time and again. We aim to remain a leading provider of services that improve the lives of veterans and their families by providing the highest quality services; and continuing to create new opportunities in the areas of health, employment and housing.

Gallant Few

The core focus of GallantFew is one-on-one mentoring by a veteran with a veteran. We share lessons learned on active duty, but traditional transition doesn’t share transition lessons learned. We want to change that, and we want to prevent veterans from becoming isolated and frustrated. You may feel that your thoughts, feelings and emotions are unique to you, but they aren’t.

Team Rubicon

The physical, mental, emotional, and social wellness of our country’s returning veterans are of national importance. As our veterans have returned home, many have experienced challenges navigating the transition back into civilian life.

While there are real and difficult issues plaguing our veterans ,Team Rubicon does not see our veterans as broken. At Team Rubicon, veterans are the agent of our mission, not the object.

By engaging our veterans in continued service through disaster response, not only does Team Rubicon provide relief to affected communities, but many veteran volunteers begin to regain the purpose, community, and identity that is difficult to find upon leaving the armed forces.

Mission Continues

The Mission Continues empowers veterans who are adjusting to life at home to find purpose through community impact. We deploy veterans on new missions in their communities, so that their actions will inspire future generations to serve.

Through this unique model, veterans build new skills and networks that help them successfully reintegrate to life after the military while making long-term, sustainable transformations in communities and inspiring future generations to serve.

We Got Your Six
We Got Your Six is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping homeless Veterans rebuild their lives and redevelop their self-confidence. Helping them get back on their feet and back to living a solid stable meaningful life.
American Legion

It is the nation’s largest wartime veterans service organization. Providing Services that really help:
Benefits assistance, career fairs and workshops, guidance on education, health care, personal finance and more.

VFW

To foster camaraderie among United States veterans of overseas conflicts. To serve our veterans, the military and our communities. To advocate on behalf of all veterans. Ensure that veterans are respected for their service, always receive their earned entitlements, and are recognized for the sacrifices they and their loved ones have made on behalf of this great country.

IAVA – Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans

IAVA’s mission is to connect, unite and empower post-9/11 veterans. IAVA is a non partisan member advised advocacy organization focused on solutions to the issues facing veterans today. In addition to our best in class advocacy work, IAVA offers a case- management program to help veterans of all generations navigate the government and non government services available to them.

Texas Veterans Commission

The mission of the Texas Veterans Commission has been to advocate for and provide superior service to veterans that will significantly improve the quality of life for all Texas veterans, their families, and survivors. The Texas Veterans Commission will aggressively advocate for Texas veterans, their families, and survivors.

Soldier for Life

The Soldier for Life (SFL) Program improves Soldier, Family and Army readiness by developing a broad network of resources to support every Soldier, Veteran and Family member through all phases of their service.
Soldier for Life networks with the community at large to shape education, employment, and health policies, programs and/or services on behalf of our Soldiers, Army Veterans and their Families.

Warrior Corps

WE ARE CALLING OUR SPECIFIC MISSION COMPLETE

Veterans Lodge

Our mission is to provide a healthy environment in a serene setting where Veterans and their families can come to rehabilitate through predictive health, innovative education, and transformational research.
Veterans are our mission. They served us now we will serve them. Our goal is to ensure that all Veterans get the best treatment and rehabilitation possible so that they may become the most successful and well-adjusted in our nation’s history.

Opportunity Nation

Through the efforts of our Coalition and findings from our Opportunity Index,
Opportunity Nation works to combat inequality and ensure that people of all ages can thrive and succeed. We take a data-driven, bipartisan, cross-sector approach to ensuring America’s young people have a strong foundation towards future success.

Americans for the Arts

Proposal and recommendations on how ‘the arts’ can be therapeutic for veterans.

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