Veterans Program

NLU offers support for military as they transition to an educational setting.

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Resources for Veterans

All organizations provided below are suggested resources. NLU does not endorse these companies or the products and services listed on their Web sites.


Career Resources 

The AbilityOne Program 
Federal initiative to help people who are blind or have other disabilities find employment by working for nonprofit agencies that sell products/services to the U.S. Government.

American Corporate Partners (ACP) 
Free nationwide, in-person or e-mentoring, career counseling and networking with professionals for long-term career development for veterans.

America's Heroes at Work  
U.S. Department of Labor project, designed for employers and workforce development systems, addresses employment challenges with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and/or Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

C.O.D.E. – Call of Duty Endowment 
Helps veterans find careers and supports organizations that provide job training and placement

Connect Vets
A national leader in providing online job search education and career transition resources for transitioning Service Members and Veterans to facilitate Military Talent Acquisition.

The Farmer-Veteran Coalition
Helps returning veterans find employment/training and works to improve job opportunities and veteran services in rural communities.

Feds Hire Vets
One-stop resource for Federal veteran employment information.

G.I. Jobs
Guide to post-military success with many career and education resources.

Helmets to Hardhats
Places veterans into building and construction careers through trade apprenticeship programs and offers specific resources for disabled veterans.

Hire Heroes USA’s (HHUSA)
Transition assistance, job search/placement services particularly for veterans of Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom, with specific resources for wounded or disabled veterans.

Job Corps
U.S. Department of Labor program offering free job training and post-training assistance services with priority enrollment for veterans (and three locations that offer dorm areas exclusively for veterans)

The Mission Continues
Provides opportunities for veterans to serve as citizen leaders. 

National Able
A leading non-profit organization specializing in providing workforce development programming for individuals, families, and communities.

Operation RE/MAX
Provides listing of RE/MAX offices that have made a commitment to hire and mentor military spouses, veterans and transitioning personnel

Return to Work
Offers vocational rehabilitation and employment services: evaluation, training, placement, service learning and supported employment.

USA JOBS
The Office of Personnel Management in support of the President’s Veterans Employment Initiative, created a one-stop web site resource for Federal veteran employment information. The information on this site is designed to ensure veterans, transitioning service members, and their families receive accurate and consistent information regarding veteran’s employment in the Federal Government.

The Veterans Corporation
Provides veterans and service-disabled veterans with access to the tools required to become successful in business.

Veteran’s Transition Franchise Initiative
Franchise opportunities portal operated by the International Franchise Association, offering specific discounts to veterans.

VetJobs
The premiere military related job board on the Internet. The VetJobs website connects transitioning military personnel, veterans and their family members with organizations who are searching for highly trained, reliable and mission-oriented employees. 

Financial Resources 

Allen Lynch Foundation
The Foundation's mission is to "remove road blocks" that might impede or stop the veteran from becoming a contributing and happy member of society.  

Debtors Legal Aid

Debtors Legal Aid is a non-profit legal services corporation dedicated to helping consumers enforce their right to be treated with dignity and respect in all debt related matters regardless of ability to pay.  They help consumers by presenting educational programs, advising pro se litigants, and representing consumers being sued by debt collectors.

Legal Resources 

American Bar Association
Veterans face a wide array of legal issues created by their unique circumstances. The ABA provides a list of resources designed to provide attorneys and veterans with assistance related to challenges in obtaining medical care, disability benefits, reemployment rights, consumer, housing, criminal and family law matters, and in obtaining legal counsel.

John Marshall Veterans Legal Support Center & Clinic (VLSC)
The Veterans Legal Support Center & Clinic (VLSC) works on all aspects of Veteran Benefits Administration claims, from the initial, factual intake to the technical representation of claims at the appellate level.

Physical Health Resources

Pleural Mesothelioma Center
Because of the military's use of asbestos in the 20th century, veterans face an elevated risk for developing Mesothelioma cancer. Even those who have served more recently are still at risk for asbestos exposure. The veterans department at the Pleural Mesothelioma Center is run by VA-accredited claims agents who understand first-hand how the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs makes benefits decisions and can instruct veterans about their eligibility for additional financial and medical benefits.

Spiritual Resources 

EBenefits

Web-sites that provide information on Veterans benefits and how to file/ask for them. Accordingly, there are many sites that explain how to obtain books, military/medical records, information and how to appeal a denied claim with the VA.

Military Outreach of Greater Chicago
Military Outreach of Greater Chicago (MOGC) exists to encourage, engage, educate and equip individuals and churches in the Chicago metropolitan area to provide a support role to active military, veterans and their families impacted by the invisible wounds of military service, aiding these heroes in their adjustment to civilian life. MOGC is a Christ-centered ministry network comprised of active military, veterans and their families in partnership with individuals and faith communities who have committed to serve our nation’s soldiers.

Assorted Veteran Resources 

Illinois Joining Forces
Illinois Joining Forces (IJF) is a network of public and not-for-profit organizations working together to improve services to Illinois’ military and veteran communities by offering a compilation of resources ranging from legal to disability benefits to financial literacy.

Military Officers Association of America (MOAA)
A nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that works to support military officers and their families at every stage of life. MOAA plays an active role with Congress on behalf of the military community on issues that affect the career force, the retired community, and veterans of the uniformed services. They also offer a range of personal and financial services exclusive to MOAA membership.

Online College Database: Higher Education Resources for Veterans and their Families.

A free, extensive guide with links to numerous resources to help military students succeed in college. Academic, financial, social, and medical resources are highlighted. 

Locations
  • CHICAGO DOWNTOWN CAMPUS

    NLU’s Chicago campus on South Michigan Avenue occupies five floors of the historic Peoples Gas Building. This landmark building, across the street from the Art Institute of Chicago and Grant Park, is easily accessible by train, bus and car and is surrounded by restaurants, parking lots/garages and shops.

    122 S. Michigan Avenue
    Chicago, IL 60603
    (888) 658.8632
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  • ELGIN

    Conveniently located in a fast-growing business district off I-90 and Route 31, NLU Elgin features 10 classrooms with high-tech media equipment; a computer lab with high-speed Internet access; two conference rooms; and comfortable student lounges. Parking is free at this recently remodeled and upgraded teaching site, which now includes wireless Internet access.

    620 Tollgate Road
    Elgin, IL 60123
    (888) 658.8632
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  • NORTH SHORE

    Opened in the summer of 2006, NLU North Shore at Skokie is a state-of-the-art modern campus located just off the Edens Expressway near the Old Orchard Shopping Center. The campus includes 44 wireless classrooms equipped with high-tech media equipment; four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, including a walk-in lab in the library; six conference rooms; a public café for beverages and snacks; a student welcome center; a library for research and study; and multiple, comfortable student lounge areas.

    5202 Old Orchard Road
    Skokie, IL 60077
    (888) 658.8632
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  • LISLE

    Located just minutes from the East-West Tollway (I-88), NLU Lisle features 42 wireless classrooms equipped with high-tech media equipment; four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, including a separate walk-in lab in the library; a café for beverages and snacks; a student welcome center; a library for research and study; conference rooms; and six comfortable student lounge areas with wireless access.

    850 Warrenville Road
    Lisle, IL 60532
    (888) 658.8632
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  • WHEELING

    Located in one of Chicago's major northwest suburbs, the newly renovated NLU Wheeling includes 20 classrooms with high-tech media equipment, four conference rooms, four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, large student lounge areas with wireless capabilities and interactive video capabilities, and an extensive research library. The site also houses the university library research collection.

    1000 Capitol Drive
    Wheeling, IL 60090
    (888) 658.8632
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  • FLORIDA (TAMPA)

    Established in 1988 and located in one of the city's major business districts, NLU's Florida Regional Center serves students in 13 counties in central Florida. In addition to six classrooms, this location features a conference room, a computer lab with high-speed Internet access, an extensive research library and comfortable student lounges.

    5110 Eisenhower Boulevard Suite 102
    Tampa, FL 33634
    (800) 366.6581
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  • WISCONSIN

    NLU's Milwaukee campus has a proud history of serving graduate students in education in southeastern Wisconsin. Nearly one in five certified Wisconsin teachers looks to NLU for graduate education programs – more than any other university in the state. In addition to classrooms with high-tech media equipment, the campus offers a state-of-the-art computer lab with wireless Internet access and an extensive IDS research library.

    12000 West Park Place, Suite 100
    Milwaukee, WI 53224-3007
    (414) 577.2658
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