Much of the work from the Center for Innovation and Research on Veterans & Military Families focuses on the transition from military to civilian life. Sara Kintzle, associate research professor at the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work, discusses the importance of this work, trends seen in CIR's research across the country, and the goals for the upcoming State of the American Veteran Conference. Read more
Last year, a team of Price School of Public Policy students analyzed key questions and studied the effectiveness of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti's "10K Strong" initiative, a program committed to hiring 10,000 veterans in Los Angeles County between 2013 and 2017. The policy students worked closely with CIR's Los Angeles Veterans Collaborative to identify opportunities for improvement. Read more
Eighteen high school students--all with parents or other family members serving in the military--have come from across the United States, as well as Germany, Japan and South Korea, to spend a month living and studying at USC. A scholarship from the provost's office provides college-credit courses and offers these students a preview of college life.
Nearly a decade ago, the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work opened CIR, which has been dedicated to enhancing the visibility and impact of research, education and outreach to inform policies and practices affecting veterans and their families. This September, CIR will give community members and leaders in veteran space the chance to work together on some of the most pressing issues it has identified over the years.