The Veterans Project helps military veterans reintegrate into society. We organize Stand Downs and connect veterans seeking a career in the entertainment/media industry with experienced professionals. Our acting, writing and mentoring workshops (open to all veterans) are held in Culver City and downtown Los Angeles at The Vortex.
Melvin Ishmael Johnson, Artistic Director of Dramastage-Qumran, leads the Veterans Community Theater Workshop every Wednesday evening at The Vortex in downtown Los Angeles. He trains veterans to work as stage managers in the Los Angeles theater community, and coordinates mentoring and hands-on training in various aspects of media and theater production.
Our Homefront Justice Center provides free legal services to low-income veterans, and partners with schools and nonprofit agencies that train veterans' advocates and paralegals. Alex Voschinsky is our staff attorney. He formerly served in Pepperdine's Asylum Clinic, where he helped those seeking political asylum in the U.S. due to persecution in their countries of origin, and currently works at Immigrant Rep, Inc.