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Student Veterans of America Partners with The HSC Foundation to Power the National Veterans Center

WASHINGTON, DC- The HSC Foundation has awarded Student Veterans of America (SVA) a grant to assume the management and operation of the National Veterans Center (NVC) starting in January 2013. The National Veterans Center is located within the National Youth Transitions Center (NYTC) in Washington, DC. SVA is an active member of the National Youth Transitions Collaborative, a group of 40 plus like-minded organizations involved in NYTC programming. SVA is also represented on the Leadership Council, the executive body of the Collaborative. 

The HSC Foundation issued a competitive Request For Proposal which resulted in the selection of the Student Veterans of America to lead the charge in establishing the National Veterans Center as the nation's premier site for serving young veterans, with an emphasis on wounded warriors. SVA's vision for the Center is to become "America's laboratory" for developing, testing, and delivering new solutions to help returning veterans successfully transition to academic life; achieve academic success; and find jobs and careers in the civilian sector.

"We are pleased to partner with a dynamic organization such as Student Veterans of America" stated Dr. Thomas W. Chapman, President and CEO of The HSC Foundation. SVA has had tremendous success within their own organization in a short period of time, and we believe it is due to the energy and innovation they employ in reaching out to this group of young men and women and fully understanding their perspective around their needs.

Michael Dukdak, Executive Director of Student Veterans of America, commented, "We're extremely excited for the opportunity to manage the National Veterans Center and establish a host of innovative programs and services that prepare this generation of veterans for the careers of tomorrow. We will not accomplish this mission alone and plan to collaborate with key partners in higher education, the veterans community, and public and private sector."

About The HSC Foundation

The HSC Foundation (HSCF) is dedicated to improving access to services for individuals who face social and health care barriers due to disability, chronic illness, or other circumstances that present unique needs. HSCF serves as the parent organization to the HSC Health Care System, which is a nonprofit, integrated health care organization committed to serving and empowering individuals with disabilities and chronic illness. To learn more about HSCF, visit:

About Student Veterans of America

SVA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit coalition of over 700 student veteran organizations on college campuses globally. SVA's mission is to provide military veterans with the resources, support, and advocacy needed to succeed in higher education and following graduation. For more information, visit us at or visit our YouTube channel.


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