U.S. military veteran or currently serving in the National Guard or Reserves
U.S. resident who currently resides within a metro area of a city where we serve
Completed one year of military service with a Character of Service above a “Dishonorable Discharge”
Veterans from all eras and branches of service are welcome
Must provide a copy of your DD-214 or NGB-22 with your application
Fellowship Program alumni are also eligible to apply
NOT an active Service Platoon Leader
In-person sessions are Friday-Sunday. Corps members will be required to arrive on Thursday evening and depart Sunday afternoon at the conclusion of all programming.
Corps members are required to attend all four in-person sessions in their entirety. Please review session dates in advance of accepting admission to the program.
Remote individual and teamwork will require up to an estimated 3-5 hours per week.
Program Alumni Examples
Brent served in the Army Reserves and deployed to Iraq. His service in Iraq inspired him to make tangible, transformative, and lasting impact on people’s lives in areas of the world without access to oral healthcare. He is a dental student at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine and co-president of the military club, using his leadership skills from the military to encourage classmates to volunteer in Boston. His latest project is Service with a Smile, which serves veterans in temporary housing to meet their emergency dental needs. He will use his professional development grant to turn this project into a nonprofit and forge partnerships between dental schools and veteran centers.
Khadijah is a US Army veteran who deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom. She earned a master’s in public administration and project management, which she used to develop her own nonprofit. Her nonprofit (founded in 2018), Brick by Brick Communities, Inc., is dedicated to the empowering under-resourced communities. When not volunteering and mentoring youth, Khadijah can be found shopping at local farmers markets, attending outdoor concerts, and traveling on a budget. She will use her professional development grant to attend classes around how to run a nonprofit. She will also use the funds to attend a yoga/health/wellness retreat — and implement that knowledge into her nonprofit’s programs.
Allison served in the US Army National Guard and deployed to Afghanistan in 2011. She began practicing yoga in 2012 after returning from her combat tour, which has been invaluable to her recovery from post-traumatic stress, military sexual trauma, and depression. Allison hopes to share trauma-informed yoga with fellow veterans who are struggling to transition back to civilian life as a way to empower them to find healing. She currently teaches yoga at Comeback Yoga, a Denver nonprofit that provides free trauma-informed yoga to veterans and their families. She will use her professional development grant to train in Yoga Nidra and Accessible Yoga.