Program Partners

Throughout the course of an innovative six-month program, Corps members learn to problem-solve some of our nation’s toughest challenges on a local level by partnering with community organizations.

Community partners provide a site for experiential learning for Corps participants. Each small team will work with their partner on a community-based project, to be determined by the needs of the partner organization.

Community partners benefit from the additional skills and resources provided by their team of local veteran volunteers.

Past community partners have included the Houston Community Toolbank, National Parks Conservation Association, Veterans for American Ideals, and the New Politics Leadership Academy.

Become a Program Partner

If you think your organization or government agency would make a great program partner, contact Sr. Director of Programs & Research, Gina Rosen at

The experiential learning opportunity this partnership offers is an important piece of the SLC curriculum. We strategically select the organizations with which we partner to ensure that objectives for both Corps members and project partners are well aligned.


  • Non-profits, government agencies, and civic organizations with a focus on working with under-resourced populations at the local level

  • Staffed to a degree that allows one team member to take lead responsibility for the project partnership, with at least one staff member in a support role

Project Characteristics

  • Specific to the unique challenges in under-resourced communities

  • A mission that emphasizes community leadership opportunities

  • A clear goal that can be accomplished by a small team of co-located veteran participants over a six-month course

  • Tasks that can be accomplished virtually as well as in-person

  • Developmental opportunity in one of the following areas: advocacy, marketing, communications/outreach, systems integration, program development, event planning, logistics, and technology