For Immediate Release
Corvias and National Military Family Association Combat Military Spouse Unemployment with Dedicated Funding
February 19, 2018
Alexandria, VA – The National Military Family Association (NMFA), a nonprofit that serves military families, continues its partnership with the Corvias Foundation to provide unique scholarship and career advancement support for military spouses. The unemployment rate for military spouses is nearly 30 percent which is more than seven times the national average. The Corvias Foundation, in coordination with NMFA, has supported the career advancement and education of 56 military spouses through a $55,000 contribution over the course of three years.
In 2017 alone, Corvias dedicated $25,000 to support 23 spouses nationwide with funding for professional certifications, licensure, and business expenses.
“We are so grateful for national partners like the Corvias Foundation, who help to enhance military spouse employability,” said NMFA Executive Director Joyce Raezer. “The funding they provide helps military spouses move forward in their careers to better support their families and achieve their dreams.”
One recipient, Latia Allen, at Patrick Air Force Base in Florida, notes “it’s hard to maintain a career due to frequent moves and my husband’s job-related absences. This funding will help me become a Certified Workforce Development Professional – in a career counselor role.”
“Since the founding of the Corvias Foundation in 2006, we have witnessed the exponential growth in the need for military spouse employment support,” said Corvias Foundation Executive Director Maria Montalvo. “We feel that combining our military spouse scholarships alongside NMFA’s programs will help shine a national spotlight to this significant topic, and more importantly, directly benefit more unemployed or underemployed spouses.”
Since 2004, NMFA has awarded more than $4 million to more than 4,500 military spouses.
To learn more about NMFA’s Military Spouse Scholarship, please visit: http://www.militaryfamily.org/spouses-scholarships/scholarships.html
About the National Military Family Association
National Military Family Association is the leading nonprofit dedicated to families standing behind the uniform. Since 1969, NMFA has strengthened millions of families through advocacy and programs. They provide education and employment programs for spouses, and support programs for military children and families reconnecting after deployment, including those of the wounded, ill, or injured. NMFA serves families of currently serving, veterans, retired, wounded or fallen members of the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, Coast Guard, and Commissioned Corps of the USPHS and NOAA. www.MilitaryFamily.org.
About Corvias Foundation:
Corvias Foundation, the charitable arm of Corvias, is committed to inspiring students, college and university campuses, military families, and our employees to reach higher. Founded in 2006 as "Our Family for Families First Foundation," our work increases access to educational, internship, mentoring and volunteer opportunities so that those we touch are empowered to pursue their dreams and to make a greater impact in service to their communities and their nation. We strive to create ever-increasing opportunities by providing the resources and networks needed to help our scholars and partners surpass their goals. We achieve this through a commitment to education, community engagement and high-impact charitable giving.