WHO WE ARE

HillVets is the community of Veterans, Service members, and their supporters interested in governance, international affairs, policy, advocacy, and politics. We strive to open doors for members of the military-connected community by providing them with contacts, education, and resources to continue positive career progression.

HillVets strives to increase the voice of the military-connected community in public policy-making at the staff level.

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WHAT WE DO

At HillVets, we:

  • Act as scaffolding to support veterans, transitioning service members, and Gold Star family members in securing a Fellowship position in a Congressional Host Office doing substantive policy work
  • Provide mid-career level professional development in the form of our LEAD program (Leadership, Ethics, Advocacy, Dedication)
  • Bring together the military-connected community numerous times per year to create connections and foster relationships

Our mission is to serve the community of veterans, servicemembers, and supporters in our Nation’s Capitol with opportunity, mentorship, housing, peer support, and training in their pursuit of continued service in government.

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Since inception, HillVets has helped hundreds of veterans in their pursuit to become involved in their Second Service to our Nation. HillVets has worked to raise national awareness of the value that Veterans bring to relevant policy decisions, as well as the positive impact that they have on our local communities.

An IRS-certified non-profit organization, HillVets is a dedicated group of bipartisan members of the military-connected community and its supporters. Since inception, HillVets has helped hundreds of veterans and transitioning service members in their pursuit to become involved in their Second Service to our Nation. HillVets w0rks to raise national awareness of the value Veterans bring to relevant policy decisions as well as to policymakers and our Nation. More importantly, HillVets strives to demonstrate the positive impact that military-connected individuals have on local communities. We have created and continue to foster a strong infrastructure and community that empowers veterans to help others and themselves in progressing up the career ladder.

Of course, we also have fun, and strive to mix having a good time with each of our initiatives and endeavors. HillVets is committed to helping the local community. Over the years we have adopted several blocks of 12th Street, SE through the DC Mayor’s Office’s “Clean City DC” program, collected winter coats for homeless children, highlighted up-and-coming veteran organizations to Capitol Hill, and educated hundreds of local businesses and community members on the importance of empowering veterans.

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