The CAUSE Veterans Initiative is a six-month civic leadership fellowship program for reservists and veterans who are seeking community leadership roles outside of the military.
6 Month Fellowship
Over the course of six months, fellows participate in 3 civic leadership workshops and work collaboratively to organize a veteran resource event. Each session includes professional development workshops, issue and policy briefings, and exclusive mentorship luncheons.
Each fellow receives a $1,000 stipend upon satisfactory completion of the program. The stipend will serve as reimbursement for expenses accrued throughout the program’s duration.
The Veterans Initiative program was specifically designed for veterans especially interested in increasing the accessibility and awareness of available veterans resources as well as learning how to effectively advocate on behalf of Asian Pacific American (APA) veterans issues. In this program, participants are provided with mentors, professional development opportunities, issue and policy briefings as well as other social capitals that are essential to helping other veterans successfully transition into a civilian lifestyle.
During this nine-month program, participants will not only gain insight on issues related to the veteran community and how to provide assistance, but will also be exposed to opportunities for individual professional development. Exclusive access to a network of prominent mentors and enhanced political awareness are a few notable examples.
Candidates should be reservists or veterans discharged under honorable conditions. Ideal candidates should be 18-28 years of age. Priority will be given to those applicants demonstrating a strong interest in APA affairs.