Summit Notes, Case Studies, and Archives

The Greater Boston Veterans Collaborative hosts community summits every other month in the Boston area. As part of our mission to increase understanding of the issues facing our community, we're publishing notes, slides, documents, case studies, and learnings from our past summits here.

past summits

back to school: veterans in higher ed

We met at the UMass Boston campus on September 29, 2016 to discuss opportunities and issues impacting student veterans and the organizations, communities, families, and programs supporting them. We heard from veterans and representatives of dynamic programs and schools supporting student veterans as they transition, build their skills, and prepare to graduate: 

Legal Issues: Bad paper Discharges & Justice-Involved Veterans

During our legal summit, hosted by the Klarman Family Foundation on August 3, 2016, we discussed issues related to bad conduct discharges, as well as gaps in services for justice-involved veterans. We reflected on our organizational policies and challenges as well as solutions and best practices in breakout groups. Most organizations serve veterans regardless of their discharge status.

advocacy & community engagement

During this summit at VFW Boston Police Post 1018, we focused on challenges commonly experienced across organizations. Participants selected their affinity group based on their main focus area, including community, advocacy, health and wellness, employment, and education. We encouraged participants at each table to pick one challenge as a case study, then brainstorm possible solutions to share.