Empowering Veterans to Make the World a Better Place For All.
National Association of Minority Veterans is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) veterans service organization that serves America’s 5.5 million veterans of color, in communities across the United States of America. Since 1969, NAMVETS of America members have advocated for veterans, ensuring that they have full access to the information and resources they need to not only improve the quality of their lives but also to improve the conditions of the communities in which they live.
Our vision is that all veterans of the US military – particularly veterans of color – to be treated with the dignity and respect that they deserve.
By connecting veterans to the resources they need, we improve the quality of their lives and their family’s lives and the condition of their community.
The inspiration for the National Association of Minority Veterans of America started in the jungles of the Philippines and Vietnam, in the employment offices of some of America’s largest institutions, in homeless shelters and VA benefits offices, in refugee centers and immigration offices, and in marches for women’s rights, civil rights and human rights.
Our story is the story of Americans who served and of an America that far too often has failed to serve them. It is the story of struggle, perseverance, rejection, determination, discrimination, racism, sexism and love – love for the boundless ideal that is the greatness of America; love the Constitution and the rights that it so ardently guarantees; and for the people of America who, in their core, believe in liberty and justice for all.
Damon Dorsey, son of WWII Veteran Mel Dorsey, and William Sims, Vietnam War Veteran, Founded NAMVETS of America in 2016 to give Veterans of Color a voice to address issues important to them. Also important was was the need to build an inclusive organization that represented all Veterans, regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, religion or sexual orientation.
As NAMVETS of America moves forward, we hope that you will join us and get involved in making a positive impact on America.
What We Do
Despite a significant amount of attention paid to veteran homeless over the past 20 years, veterans continue to face enormous challenges in securing affordable and decent housing. Damon Dorsey, Executive Director of the National Association of Minority Veterans of...
NAMVETS of America Partners with Amazon to Connect Minority Veterans and Women Veterans to Employment Opportunities
NAMVETS of America has partnered with Amazon to connect minority veterans and women veterans to employment opportunities with Amazon. Amazon, at any given time, has over 30,000 thousand professional-level jobs available throughout the United States, and Amazon is...
NAMVETS of America Supports Efforts of Pentagon to Accelerate Efforts to Root Out Far-Right Extremism and White Supremacist in the Ranks
A recent New York Times article described the Pentagon's intensifying efforts to identify and combat white supremacy and other far-right extremism it its ranks. Senior leaders are preparing for the real possibility that former and current service members are part of...