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Veteran Services Must Account for Changing Demographics

Colonel David W. Sutherland | Posted 08.04.2015 | Impact
Colonel David W. Sutherland

Veteran reintegration works best when it is local, tailored individually and holistically to meet the unique needs of each veteran. Put another way, what works for a man doesn't always work for a woman -- and vice versa.

Army Layoffs Mean 40K to Soon Join Civilian Ranks

Colonel David W. Sutherland | Posted 07.28.2015 | Impact
Colonel David W. Sutherland

Veterans are not victims, nor should they be perceived as being part of a mysterious underclass. It's simply that they may need to adjust to a world around them that is very different from the military community in areas ranging from language to healthcare choices to employment.

Putting Words Into Action

Colonel David W. Sutherland | Posted 07.06.2015 | Impact
Colonel David W. Sutherland

So this July 4th, I'd ask everyone to go beyond what they might usually do (for example, thanking us for our service) and get to know us through action. A little creativity and an inquisitive mind will turn up lots of opportunities to put your talents to good use.

Hollywood Takes Action on Meaningful Employment for Vets

Colonel David W. Sutherland | Posted 05.22.2015 | Impact
Colonel David W. Sutherland

I'll let the PSA speak for itself. It serves as an example of the quality work product veterans produce on a daily basis in the civilian sector, whether for their companies or communities.

When End of Times Is Actually a New Beginning

Colonel David W. Sutherland | Posted 05.05.2015 | Impact
Colonel David W. Sutherland

Making it happen. Getting it done. Those are traits I admire, and this week they are on full display at Live Nation in an announcement made by Billy Corgan and the Smashing Pumpkins.

More Local, Less Government

Colonel David W. Sutherland | Posted 06.03.2015 | Impact
Colonel David W. Sutherland

It's time that we do a better job recognizing that our veterans return to their neighborhoods, families and friends. We cannot isolate any of their challenges with the mistaken thinking that government solutions are readily available.

Tip #1: Create Your Own Military-Civilian Welcome Wagon

Colonel David W. Sutherland | Posted 05.16.2015 | Impact
Colonel David W. Sutherland

Skeptical that this schism exists? Think again. A 2014 Washington Post/Kaiser Family Foundation poll found that 55 percent had served in the military felt disconnected from civilian life. That number increased to 64 percent for those who had served in combat.

Bridging the Civilian-Military Divide

Colonel David W. Sutherland | Posted 05.04.2015 | Impact
Colonel David W. Sutherland

The cold, hard reality? We can project that approximately 250,000 - 300,000 service members will be making the transition to civilian life annually through 2017. And this concerns me.

Easter Seals Groups Ramp Up Help To Veterans

AP | LISA CORNWELL | Posted 11.23.2013 | Politics

CINCINNATI (AP) — Like many people, Gary Staten typically thought of the nonprofit group Easter Seals as mainly helping children and adults with dis...

Heroes at Work: The Job Talents of Vets

Adam Ostrach | Posted 08.31.2013 | DC
Adam Ostrach

Hiring a veteran brings extraordinary new skills to an organization. It can also inspire colleagues who might never have pulled on a uniform. The entire team becomes stronger.

Making a Difference: The World of Giving on Father's Day

Lisa M. Dietlin | Posted 08.14.2013 | Impact
Lisa M. Dietlin

Each day dads are investing money, time and skills in their own kids and the community as a whole, making them a paradigm of philanthropy. So why not honor your dad for the positive impact he is making in your life and the lives of those around you by giving back?

Making a Difference: The World of Giving - April Is Autism Awareness Month

Lisa M. Dietlin | Posted 06.15.2013 | Impact
Lisa M. Dietlin

Did you know that autism is the fastest-growing developmental disorder but is also the most underfunded? This April marks Autism Awareness Month, an entire month devoted to raising awareness about this disease.

Jobs Are Open Right Now

Easter Seals TriState | Posted 04.07.2013 | Impact
Easter Seals TriState

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gifEaster Seals provides a transitional employment opportunity to participants to allow them to earn wages while in training, but to also learn/demonstrate the crucial employability skills that employers are seeking.

LOOK: 'Gilligan's Island' Boat Event Raises $10,000 (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Posted 10.19.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The Easter Seals Young Professionals Council hosted a “Gilligan’s Island Cruise on the Potomac” on Thursday evening. The ESYPC din...

Invisible Injuries of War: What Heals and Who's Listening?

Joseph Bobrow | Posted 10.07.2012 | Impact
Joseph Bobrow

The heart and soul of military service is a sense of team, of community, and the love for and of one's buddies. They are also the royal road to healing the unseen injuries of war.

Making a Difference: The World of Giving -- April Is Autism Awareness Month

Lisa M. Dietlin | Posted 06.03.2012 | Impact
Lisa M. Dietlin

Most of us have heard the old saying that April showers bring May flowers... but April is also the month designated as Autism Awareness Month.

STUDY: Adults With Disabilities More Likely To Be Abused Than Non-Disabled Adults

Posted 02.29.2012 | Impact

Adults with disabilities are at a higher risk of getting physically and sexually abused than than non-disabled adults, a new study published by the La...

Giving Back In Honor Of The Dad Who Gave To You

Lisa M. Dietlin | Posted 08.16.2011 | Impact
Lisa M. Dietlin

Dads are making a difference daily in the philanthropic world but are not recognized for the level of support they provide. Let's change that.

Mystery Donor Leaves Yearly Surprises For Rehabilitation Center

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Easter Seals Rehabilitation Center in Evansville, Indiana has had something special to look forward to during the holidays during the last two decades...

Green Edge 9: Tim Sanders on Greening U.S. Workplaces

John Tepper Marlin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
John Tepper Marlin

Tim Sanders visited with me in New York today on a tour to promote his new book, Saving the World at Work: What Companies and Individuals Can Do to Go...