Resources

CASY
Corporate America Supports You
Corporate America Supports You (CASY) is a nationally recognized non-profit, providing career progression services to veterans, guard, reserve, and military families. The award-winning services have established CASY as one of the most effective and efficient non-profit organizations across the United States. The services are provided at no cost to military affiliated candidates.
CIVEASE
The mission of CIVEASE is to empower and inspire military veterans and family members to find their ideal civilian career through self-development post military service.
Onward to Opportunity
Onward to Opportunity (O2O) is a free career training program that provides professional certification and employee support services to transitioning service members, veterans and military spouses. O2O combines industry-validated curricula, strong partnerships with leading veteran service organizations and private sector companies, and comprehensive career coaching services to prepare and match you with your next career.
PAServes - Greater Pittsburgh
Founded by the Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University (IVMF), AmericaServes is a national movement of coordinated community networks of services transforming the way veterans and their families access and navigate supportive services and resources in their communities. Each community is interconnected by a technology platform, connecting service providers, delivering accountable care best suited for military-connected families. An existing community organization, called a “Coordination Center (CC)” matches military-connected clients with organizations that has capacity and availability to meet their needs.
Pittsburgh Hires Veterans
We serve all veterans and active service members, including the National Guard and Reserves. Our service area is 12 counties, but we do not limit ourselves. In fact, Pennsylvania has the nation’s 4th largest veterans population and Allegheny County has the state’s largest, nearly 100,000. We will serve any veteran whenever possible and have since assisted those outside the region. In addition, we assist members transitioning out of the military and veterans who attend Semper Fi Odyssey. We provide vocational rehabilitation; help you for employment; and can help you with training and education goals.
Veterans Leadership Program
Veterans Leadership Program (VLP) is a nationally-known premier Veteran service organization based in Western Pennsylvania. For nearly 40 years, VLP has focused on empowering Veterans in navigating the transitions from service members to citizens. VLP currently operates nine housing programs ranging from emergency shelter, bridge housing, rapid rehousing, to permanent supportive housing; two employment programs to assist Veterans who are un/underemployed with job placement opportunities; and five supportive service programs that provide emergency financial assistance, benefits assistance, a Veteran caregivers program, Veterans Court justice program, and a wellness program that assists Veterans in combating substance abuse and Post Traumatic Stress. In 2019, VLP assisted 3,851 Veterans with essential services throughout 20 counties in Western and Central Pennsylvania.
Western PA Veterans Academic Alliance
The Western Pennsylvania Veterans Academic Alliance, is a partnership of academic institutions across the Western Pennsylvania region. We are committed to enriching the military affiliated student experience, as they work towards achieving their educational goals. This initiative is an opportunity for all 2-year & 4-year institutions to: • Champion our strengths as individual institutions by sharing best practices • Continue to shape student success through collaborative programming • Build additional professional development opportunities for all institutional representatives
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PAServes – Greater Pittsburgh

  • IVMF Community Impact Program
  • Connects veterans and families to over 60 health and human service providers across 20 different service categories
  • Operates in partnership with Pittsburgh Mercy

Onward to Opportunity (O2O)

  • IVMF Career-Skills Preparation Program
  • Operates in partnership with 911th Airwing
  • Driving candidates from 18 DoD installations

Corporate America Support You (CASY)

  • Partnering with PVEC to assist qualified candidates with career readiness and job placement both locally and nationally

Western PA Veterans Academic Alliance

  • Coalition of 38 Western PA higher education institutions
  • Working to better educational experience for veterans on campus