CIR wins national award of distinction for work with veterans

by Claudia Bustamante

The USC Center for Innovation and Research on Veterans & Military Families (CIR) was one of seven organizations to be awarded the inaugural Seal of Distinction by the Call of Duty Endowment Thursday for its efforts at helping transitioning veterans gain meaningful employment.

The Seal of Distinction comes with a $30,000 unrestricted grant and potential for larger grants by the endowment.

“It is an honor to receive the Activision Call of Duty Endowment Seal of Distinction because it recognizes our commitment to helping veterans develop the skills that will enable them to succeed in the workplace and connecting them with […]

By |November 9th, 2013|Giving, Grants, News|0 Comments

New grant to help military students experiences multiple moves: There will be an app for that

by Linda Jackson

Apps on our phones and tablets are meant to make life easier and point us to the services and providers who can meet our needs. There’s no reason why such innovation can’t also simplify and improve the stressful process that military children and their parents face every time they enroll in a new school.

That’s the idea behind a new four-year, $5 million grant from the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) to the USC School of Social Work, Chula Vista Elementary School District (CVESD) and four other military-connected school districts in San Diego and Riverside counties—Bonsall Union School […]

By |August 27th, 2013|Grants, News|0 Comments