Bunker Labs is dedicated to helping new veteran entrepreneurs and spouses start their own business. We are committed to seeing that every entrepreneur in the veteran community has the network, tools, and resources they need to start their own business.
Blue Star Families
BSF offers a wide variety of programs that enhance family life, help spouses find jobs, provide caregivers with essential peer support, and connect families with their civilian neighbors to build strong communities
Empowerment is based on the idea that giving veterans the resources, opportunities, purpose and motivation they need to become more productive in their communities. The concept of empower consists of three core components – camaraderie, employment and education.
Coding bootcamp for veterans and spouses
Corporate America Supports You (CASY)
CASY brings military and veteran job-seekers together with employers who are looking to hire.
Illinois Armed Forces Legal Aid Network
AFLAN provides free legal aid on civil issues such as family, discharge upgrades, housing, and VA benefits.
Illinois Joining Forces (IJF)
IJF is the first stop for IL veterans in need. We connect veterans and their families to services.
Kids Rank engages children in hands-on, skill building projects and volunteer opportunities designed to encourage resilience while supporting their physical, emotional, intellectual and social needs.
Leave No Veteran Behind
Leave No Veteran Behind invests in veterans to build better communities through employment training, transitional jobs, and our veteran educational debt relief scholarship.
The Mission Continues
The Mission Continues empowers veterans to continue their service, and empowers communities with veteran talent, skills and preparedness to generate visible impact.
National ABLE Network
Each veteran receives personalized career supports that integrate career coaching, specialized training, and direct connections to the job market.
National Military Family Assoc. (NMFA)
Any military spouse holding a dependent ID card is eligible! Scholarship funds can be used towards degrees, certifications, licensure, clinical supervision for mental health licensure, CEUs, business expenses and more!
RUSH – The Road Home Program
The Road Home Program at the Center for Veterans and Their Families at Rush provides support, counseling and mental health care services to help you and your family heal and cope with the invisible wounds of war and life.
Team Red, White, & Blue
Team RWB’s mission is to enrich the lives of America’s veterans by connecting them to their community through physical and social activity.
Thresholds – Veterans Project
USO of Illinois
The mission of the USO is to strengthen America’s military service members by keeping them connected to family, home and country, throughout their service to the nation.
VA’s VITAL Program
The Veterans Integration to Academic Leadership (VITAL) Initiative’s mission is to provide world-class healthcare and improve the overall mental health of Veterans, while supporting their successful integration into college and university campuses
Veterans Upward Bound
(VUB) Veterans Upward Bound at Roosevelt is a pre-college readiness program designed to help eligible students hone their academic skills before starting college.