Corvias and National Military Family Association Combat Military Spouse Unemployment with Dedicated Funding

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Partnership Helps Military Spouses Better Support Their Families

The funding they provide helps military spouses move forward in their careers to better support their families and achieve their dreams

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

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