The Washington Center Honors Partners and Sponsors of the VET Initiative


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The Washington Center Honors Partners and Sponsors of the VET Initiative

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November 07, 2017

For Immediate Release

November 6, 2017


Contact: Lilia Dashevsky


Washington, D.C. --The Washington Center (TWC) for Internships and Academic Seminars is proud to highlight and honor the dozens of sponsors and partners of the Veterans Employment Trajectory (VET) Initiative. The VET Initiative is a 10-week intensive internship and professional advancement program in Washington, D.C. that is designed to cultivate veterans’ career and workforce preparedness.


Veterans face several challenges and obstacles when they attempt to transition from the military, to college, and into their professional lives. TWC developed this one of a kind program that gives student veterans hands-on work in their prospective fields through internships, as well as professional development training and networking skills that they will use for years to come.


“We at TWC are incredibly thankful for all of the organizations and individuals who have partnered with us to create this ‘next generation’ veteran transition program,” said TWC’s President, Chris Norton. “Thanks to the Power of Partnerships, all participants of the inaugural cohort either accepted positions, were engaged in formal hiring discussions with employers, or had committed to pursuing advanced degrees at the end of the program. That does not happen without the village behind the VET Initiative.”




  • Prudential Foundation
  • C. Steven Duncker Foundation
  • Edith Hunt
  • Navy Federal Credit Union
  • Michael and Paula Rantz Foundation
  • Rumsfeld Foundation
  • Veterans United Foundation
  • Wells Fargo

Federal & State Agencies:


  • Department of Veteran Affairs
  • Department of Interior
  • Department of Commerce
  • National Parks Service
  • US Marshals Service
  • D.C. Mayor’s Office of Veteran Affairs
  • Maryland Department of Veteran Affairs
  • Virginia Department of Veteran Affairs

Veteran Service Organizations:


  • The American Legion
  • Student Veterans of America
  • Team Red White & Blue
  • Wounded Warrior Mentor Program
  • Warrior-Scholar Project
  • The Pat Tillman Foundation
  • The Mission Continues
  • The Travis Manion Foundation
  • Veterans in Global Leadership
  • The Value of a Veteran
  • Bunker Labs

Higher Education Institutions:


  • American Council on Education
  • NASPA Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education
  • Our Affiliated Universities and Colleges Nationwide



For more information about The Washington Center’s Veterans Employment Trajectory (VET) Initiative please visit the VET Initiative page. For more information about becoming a partner or sponsor of the Initiative, please contact

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