The mission of Minority Veterans of America (MVA) is to create belonging and advance equity for underrepresented veterans.
A just world that empowers minority veterans.
MVA is built on the following fundamental values that we use as our guiding principles for our organization:
- Inclusivity – We are inclusive of veterans of all walks of life. No matter what identities veterans or civilians hold, there is a place in the MVA for everyone.
- Advocacy– By bringing together communities of underrepresented veterans, we are able to hear the voices and stories and better understand the needs of those that we wish to serve. In properly advocating for the needs of our constituents, we have the opportunity to change the landscape of services for those who feel as though they have been forgotten in the veteran community.
- Allyship -History has shown us that if we do not find a way to work together, we will lose our seat at the table and our communities will suffer for it. Through building a united community around all identities, we are bigger, stronger, and more capable of fighting for change together and winning.
- Education – Education is the primary means for impacting lasting change. Through educational programs, we will offer trainings about the needs of underrepresented groups in the veteran community. We also work within the communities by offering mentorship programs for both recently separated service members and others looking to improve through personal and professional development.