The Dog Tag Fellowship Program

The Dog Tag Fellowship Program

The Dog Tag Fellowship Program equips veterans, military spouses, and caregivers with the tools and education to build resilience, find renewed purpose, and forge community beyond the military. Dog Tag provides a bridge from military service to the civilian world and acts as a catalyst for finding direction and moving forward.

Our five-month program combines equal parts classroom, bakery, community, and wellbeing.

Dog Tag Fellows earn a business certificate from Georgetown University (DC program) or Loyola University Chicago (Chicago program); bring their coursework to life by learning the ins and outs of running a successful business in the bakery; build community with each other; and enhance their wellbeing by committing time to introspection, storytelling, and personal growth.

Our fellows see and value themselves differently after they graduate and continue on their own journeys with greater confidence, resilience, and direction—an achievement described by many as nothing short of life-changing.

Alumni Network

Graduation from the fellowship program isn’t the end. Our network includes over 190 Dog Tag Alumni who continue to stay involved.
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Recruitment Events

Want to learn more about what it's like to be part of the Dog Tag Fellowship Program? Join us for one of our upcoming virtual events to get all your questions answered, and take advantage of the opportunity to interact with Dog Tag staff and alumni.

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Our Impact

We’re inspiring each other to live life with purpose baked in. Discover how we’re making an impact in DC and in communities across the country through our programs, hands-on education, learning labs, and more.

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The Community Navigator Pilot Program (CNPP), funded by the U.S. Small Business Administration, can provide you with the programs and resources you need to recover, grow, or start your business.

Ready to kickstart your entrepreneurial journey? Visit IVMF’s CNPP website to get connected to free resources and support for your small business! 

This program is powered in part by Wounded Warrior Project® to honor and empower post-9/11 injured service members, veterans, and their families.

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Find out how you can donate, volunteer, and champion our mission beyond the walls of the bakery.

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