Engaging Veterans with Disabilities and Wounded Warriors in National and Community Service - A Project of the National Service Inclusion Project at the MA ICI UCEDD/LEND

July 13, 2012

Website Link  http://www.serviceandinclusion.org/veterans/

As part of its mission to engage all Americans in service and as directed by the 2009 Edward M. Kennedy Service America Act, the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) places a high priority on engaging veterans in community service, including those with disabilities.

In 2010, the CNCS launched the Engaging Veterans with Disabilities Initiative to enhance the capacity of national service programs to recruit, engage and support veterans with disabilities as active service members in structured volunteer experiences. The Corporation is conducting the Engaging Veterans with Disabilities in National and Community Service Initiative through its National Service Inclusion Project, housed at the Institute for Community Inclusion at the University of Massachusetts Boston (MA UCEDD/LEND), in partnership with CTAT (Center for Technical Assistance and Training) and Operation TBI Freedom at Denver Options.