At Dixon Center for Military and Veterans Services, we believe our veterans and military families can succeed where they live. We also believe that every organization and individual can effectively integrate veterans and their families into their existing community-based programs. Our mission is to ensure both values are possible in every community. Hear it in our Chairman's own words in this clip from our 2020 Holiday Reception.
We partner with business and industry, service providers, and training institutions to develop and operate direct service programs for veterans and their families. Our goal is not to create new programs. Rather, the goal is to enable the integration of military and veteran services into existing programs to increase impact. Rick Freedman, of the Freedman Family Foundation, explains why they support Dixon Center in this video clip.
As a Center of Excellence, we provide and coordinate technical assistance/training, resource sharing, and strong leadership to our partners, who, with our ongoing support, operate direct service programs. We work at local and national levels in five focus areas:
The Dixon Center approach to breaking down barriers and making connections works. Since 2012, our collaboration and capacity building has impacted nearly 2.1 million individuals and organizations. Hear from a few more of the organizations and individuals we've impacted; James Slevin, President of UWUA, Joe Tischina - UWUA graduate, Eric Zuhulsdorf – TMAP Graduate,
The needs of our veterans and their families are constantly evolving and are not going away. It takes an agile, learning, and dedicated organization to increase positive impacts for our veterans in communities across the nation. Dixon Center is that organization. Tim Thorne, President, ABF Freight offers his view on Dixon Center's impact at our 2020 Holiday Reception.
Dixon Center for Military and Veterans Services weekly "Bugler" has exposed you to our work and programs over the last year. We also launched our Service Before Self podcast, where we engage with individuals and organizations that we work with to achieve our vision and demonstrate the power of collaboration in creating sustainable solutions to the challenges that veterans and their families face.
This past December, Dixon Center had the honor to award several key individuals and organizations who made a tremendous impact in our five focus areas. We wrote about them in our Bugler of 22 December, 2020 and have shared some video clips from the Dixon Center 2020 Holiday Reception in this edition of the Bugler. If you would like to see more clips or the event in its entirety, please visit the Dixon Center YouTube page.