Program Overview

Join the Service Leadership Corps and become part of a growing movement of veterans who are applying their expertise and continued service as community-based leaders.

A multidisciplinary six-month program, the Service Leadership Corps (SLC) is an opportunity for veterans to build new skills and further develop their leadership. The experience includes four in-person weekend-long sessions, local team-based work, and a virtual curriculum. Corps members work individually and in small groups, collaborating with local organizations to drive positive change within their communities.

FALL 2019

Application Deadline: July 12, 2019
Fall Program: Sept. 2019-March 2020

In-Person Session Schedule:
Sept. 12-15, 2019: Dallas, TX
Nov. 15-17 2019: St Louis, MO
Jan. 24-26 2020: Atlanta, GA
March 19-22 2020: Washington, DC

(Attendance at all four sessions is required. Travel, hotel, and meals are provided)

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The SLC empowers veterans to continue their service as community-based change agents. Corps members receive the tools and connections to enhance their leadership skills and professional development while making meaningful community impact.

Program Benefits

  • Develop new skills and pathways to serve and connect in cities and communities nationwide
  • Engage in group and individual learning with hands-on support from program advisors
  • Connect with our network of veterans in the journey to becoming a community-based leader
  • Professional Development Grant for Corps members in good standing upon program completion
  • Gain professional experience collaborating with civic-minded organizations and government agencies
  • Build confidence and tools in community development, resiliency, effective communication and advocacy

Who SHould Apply

  • Eager to learn and grow, and has a desire to apply skills and learning in under-resourced communities
  • Interested in collaborative team-based work with veterans and community partners
  • Able to commit to approximately 3-5 hours per week over six months, including four in-person Friday-Sunday sessions
  • Comfortable engaging in both online and in-person learning environments
  • U.S. resident who currently resides within a metro area of a city where we serve
  • US Military veteran (or current member of the National Guard or Reserves)

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