ATLANTA — America’s Warrior Partnership is hosting its Third Annual Warrior Community Integration Symposium, bringing together more than 350 top veteran-serving professionals, representing more than 125 organizations including The White House, the Department of Veterans Affairs, Wounded Warrior Project, The Home Depot Foundation and others working on improving veterans’ mental health, ending veteran homelessness and supporting caregivers of wounded veterans.
The symposium, taking place September 7-9 in downtown Atlanta, kicks off Wednesday evening with VetConnect, a networking rally for Atlanta-area veterans, military spouses, caregivers, the companies that want to hire them and the organizations serving them. America’s Warrior Partnership is teaming up with VETLANTA to bring top executives to the rally to mentor veterans. On Thursday, symposium attendees will hear from Medal of Honor Recipient Sal Giunta and America’s Warrior Partnership will present an award to Bernie Marcus, co-founder of The Home Depot, for his commitment to supporting veterans through philanthropy.
The symposium offers a number of opportunities to develop storylines centered on veterans, the organizations that serve them and the Atlanta-angle. Panels will cover everything from female veteran issues to changing the narrative about veterans as victims to the stresses of being a caregiver.
Panels and breakout sessions at the symposium cover five tracks:
- Health & Wellness
- Strong & Healthy Relationships
- Emerging Veteran Issues
- Capacity Building & Collaborative Efforts
- Education, Training, Employment, and Entrepreneurship
These panels will address the most pressing issues facing veterans and those who serve them today, and exhibitor booths will present information about veterans programs across the country. Attendees will also benefit from formal training sessions and will leave equipped with the tools, resources, knowledge and partnerships necessary to help them thrive in the community.
The symposium is generously sponsored by The Marcus Foundation, Inc., Morgan Stanley, Bank of America, First Data, The Home Depot Foundation, Wounded Warrior Project, Gama and America’s Warrior Partnership’s Board of Directors.
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