NAVUB is a not-for-profit corporation organized exclusively for charitable and educational purposes in accordance with Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 , as amended (or the corresponding provision of any future internal revenue law of the United States), including, but not limited to, the following:
1. To help military veteran participants overcome class, social, academic and cultural barriers to postsecondary education by:
a) promoting the development, improvement and extension of educational opportunities to all eligible veterans, as defined by the U.S. Department of Education (TRIO Programs);
b) assisting with the assessment and attainment of the academic needs of veterans; and
c) communicating and collaborating with communities, schools, agencies, and organizations at the local, state, regional, and national levels.
2. To foster and promote standards of professional training, effectiveness and recognition for NAVUB members and other educational personnel who are involved with or engaged in the support and/or administration of educational opportunity programs for veterans.
3. To provide a network for communication between and among Veterans Upward Bound program directors, counselors, instructors and staff in order to facilitate quality service to veterans.
4. To stimulate, promote, and conduct systematic studies and research, cooperative experiments, education, conferences, and such other related activities as are desirable or necessary to fulfill the purposes of the Association.
5. To form coalitions with organizations whose purposes complement or are similar to NAVUB’s.
6. To establish and maintain appropriate electronic communications media consistent with the stated purposes of NAVUB, to include:
a) An NAVUB Internet website whose objectives shall be:
i. to provide an avenue for prospective veteran participants to locate and contact Veterans Upward Bound projects (“VUB Projects”) to facilitate outreach and recruiting efforts; and
ii. to provide general information to NAVUB members regarding NAVUB activities and events, including Annual Conference (as defined below) information and the NAVUB Online Newsletter, while also providing specific information to the membership regarding organizational bylaws, elected officers, commissions, and member projects and activities.
b) An NAVUB e-mail listserv whose objectives shall be:
i. to provide a moderated means of electronic communications between and among authorized subscribers, who shall be limited to full-time or part-time paid staff of NAVUB institutional program members, NAVUB affiliate members and selected other individuals upon approval of the board of directors (the “Board”); and
ii. to assist VUB Project staff subscribers by providing information and other resources, including links to resources accessible on the internet, useful in providing VUB services to eligible veterans.