Giving Thanks

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As we gather with family and friends to give thanks this year, it is also a time to reflect and give thanks for those that have served and continue to serve our country, veterans and their families. At Dixon Center for Military and Veterans Services , we are also thankful for our partners, who without their support, our work would not be possible. ...
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Individual and Major Donor End of Year Giving

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Last week, at Dixon Center for Military and Veterans Services , we kicked off our annual year end giving campaign with highlights from our Veterans Day celebrations and ways to join us in our noble purpose to make the lives of our veterans and their families better. Throughout this past year, we have had over 300 donations, with our individual and ...
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This Veterans Day – Join Us

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In our 10 November 2020 eNewsletter, A Veterans Day Message: Wired to Serve , Colonel Sutherland described the capacity for greatness that lives in our veterans. Therefore, we believe that all our veterans and their families can succeed where they live. At Dixon Center for Military and Veterans Services we have a noble purpose to make the lives of ...
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Identifying the Evolving Needs of Veterans & Their Families

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On Nov. 4-5, Dixon Center for Military and Veterans Services is participating in the 2021 Veterans Summit sponsored by University of Chicago and the Robert P. McCormick Foundation. This virtual and in-person event is bringing together leaders throughout the veteran ecosystem to discuss the research findings from the 2020 Veterans Symposium and to s...
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Get Out the Vote

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Election day is fast approaching, and your vote will have an impact on you, your family, your neighbors and your community. State and Local referendums, bond initiatives, special and local elections for officials may all be on tap in your community on 2 November. Each one of these issues will have a direct impact on your well-being and the future o...
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Development Linked to Our Vision

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Coordinate, convene, influence, impact, resolve, inspire – just some of the words used recently during our Dixon Center Vision Summit. Late last month, Dixon Center for Military and Veterans Services , brought together a group of like-minded, committed individuals to share our vision and advancing our impact by developing and sustaining real soluti...
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National Network

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Dixon Center for Military and Veterans Services has been partnering with iHeart Media since September 2013 when we had our first discussion about a communications campaign to create an inclusive world for veterans and their families in communities and across America. Now in its 8th year, iHeartRadio Show Your Stripes is iHeartMedia's long-term effo...
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Veterans Stable Housing Environment

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The US national moratorium on evictions ended Aug. 26 . In June, it was stated that the Department of Veterans Affairs "is deeply concerned about possible dramatic increases in homelessness when eviction moratoria are lifted," Keith Harris, national director of clinical operations for the VA's Homeless Programs Office, said at a House Veterans Affa...
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Turning Ideas into Action

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On Sept. 22, Dixon Center for Military and Veterans Services hosted the 2 nd annual Veterans Health Summit with ConsenSys Health , a technology company that is driving positive, inclusive change in healthcare and life sciences. This virtual event brought together health practitioners, thought-leaders, and researchers to both identify barriers to qu...
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Partnering and Research

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Dixon Center for Military and Veterans Services joined the American Legion and other partners in publishing The Future of Credentialing of Servicemembers and Veterans: Leveraging Partners, Policies and Resources . We believe in sharing solutions broadly. To this end, this report provides recommendations to transitioning service members, employers, ...
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Partners Promoting Our Work

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Recently, Dixon Center for Military and Veterans Services partnered with Positiv TV and PositivCares . Positiv TV is a national and FREE 24/7 movie network showcasing favorites from Hollywood Studios and Independent providers. The channel offers stories of hope, courage, compassion, honor, redemption, and triumph – movies with a message that not on...
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Remembering 9/11

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Twenty years ago, our world was changed forever. On September 11, 2001, most of us witnessed an act of cowardice and terror that has left generations searching for answers, answers that many are still looking for. The courage and commitment of our military and their families has been tested time and time again since that fateful day and the resilie...
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Sharing Solutions Broadly

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To ensure that veterans and families succeed where they live, Dixon Center for Military and Veterans Services team uses our research and experience to provide influence, share ideas and build & sustain actions that organizations use to impact veterans.  Colonel (Ret.) Sam Whitehurst, Vice President, Programs & Services at Dixon Center ...
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Service Before Self Ep. 14

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Dixon Center for Military & Veterans Services , Service Before Self , a podcast that tackles the evolving needs of veterans and their families, based on the belief that veterans can succeed in the community where they live. Listen to Challenges Faced by Disabled Veterans with Louis Orslene, Supervisory Policy Advisor in the Office of Disability...
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July - August 2021 Financial Recap

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Prudential Financial, INC., has made a $50,000 grant to Dixon Center for Military and Veterans Services to support our critical work in making the lives of our veterans and their families better. The grant from Prudential provides resources to develop and sustain our work in workforce development and career placement. Dixon Center will achieve this...
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Situational Awareness through VAntage Point

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Many organizations and individuals that work with Dixon Center for Military and Veterans Services are curious about where to get more information from The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). The most useful source of information is online communications tools between the department and it's stakeholders. Since 2016, with the launch of the blog, ca...
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Workforce Development & Career Placement

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To ensure that veterans and families succeed where they live, Dixon Center for Military and Veterans Services provides and coordinates technical assistance/training, resource sharing, and strong leadership to our partners, who, with our ongoing support, operate direct service programs. Our work encompasses a broad swath, at the local and national l...
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Service Before Self Podcast Ep. 12

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Dixon Center for Military & Veterans Services , Service Before Self , a podcast that tackles the evolving needs of veterans and their families, based on the belief that veterans can succeed in the community where they live. Listen to Assisting Organizations and Communities Address the Evolving Needs of Veterans and their Families with Colonel D...
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Save the Date - Dixon Center Annual Holiday Reception

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​ Save the Date for the Dixon Center Annual Holiday Reception Tuesday Evening, December 14, 2021 from 7pm - 8:30pm EST Please Save the Date of our Annual Holiday Reception and Awards Ceremony. About this Event We hope that you will join us, virtually again this year, during our annual holiday reception and award ceremony. We use this time ever...
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The Impact of Socially Conscious Actions

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At Dixon Center for Military and Veterans Services , we are always looking for new and innovative avenues for our supporters to assist in our work. Knowing that both individuals and corporations have become more and more socially conscience, with a growing desire to find new ways to impact the causes they believe in. We would like to introduce a ne...
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