FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Washington, DC – June 15, 2022
HillVets is proud to announce that Congressman Mike Levin (CA-49) has signed on as our newest HillVets House Ambassador. HillVets House Ambassadors are Members of Congress who publicly support the HillVets House Fellowship program and consider HillVets House Fellows for placement in their office to undertake substantive policy work. These Ambassadors are committed to assisting the military-connected community lead successful and impactful careers in the public policy realm.
HillVets House Fellowship (HVHF) program provides Veterans, Service-members, and surviving family members who wish to pursue a career in government, policy, and/or advocacy, the opportunity to serve as a Legislative Fellow in a Congressional office. Fellows develop relationships with peers and mentors while gaining substantive exposure to and understanding of all facets of the legislative process. Taking part in such experiences provides individuals with the necessary skills to find full-time employment in a policy-related position. Furthermore, HillVets offers safe, furnished, free housing for any of its Fellows who need it, as well as a monthly stipend. The HillVets House Fellowship program also provides numerous ways to broaden a Fellow’s professional network and a plethora of educational opportunities.
“As Vice Chair of the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee and Chair of the Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity, I’m determined to ensure that no veteran goes hungry, homeless, or jobless,” said Rep. Levin. “With thousands of veterans and military families around Camp Pendleton, I am honored to fight for them and improve the benefits and services they have earned and deserve. We have a lot of work ahead to fulfill the promises we’ve made to our veterans, and I’m proud to partner with HillVets to do that important work.”
HillVets believes that the voices of military-connected individuals need to be heard throughout the policymaking process. It is with the help of Congressman Levin and our other HillVets House Ambassadors that we are able to provide them with the chance to contribute their lived experience, knowledge, and perceptions to the issues that most impact them.
“We are thrilled to have Congressman Levin join the family of HillVets House Ambassadors,” said Jodi Harman, HillVets Director of Programs & Communications. “It will be such a pleasure to work with him and his office in the future to increase the voice of the military-connected community among Capitol Hill staffers.”
HillVets’ mission is to serve the military-connected community in and around our Nation’s capital with opportunity, mentorship, housing, peer support, education, and networking in their pursuit of second service in government, and the HillVets House Fellowship program is but one path we utilize to fulfill it.