Do Your Part is a multi-sector coalition seeking to help solve the interlocking challenges that military families face.

Military service is a desirable lifestyle for mission, camaraderie, and adventure, but the challenges are keen.

A national- and community-level response is the key to addressing the interlocking issues military families are facing. No one individual, organization, or institution can achieve this change alone; this requires a whole-of-society response.

Blue Star Families is leading the way by using data to develop human-centered design solutions with a coalition of partners to address the necessary ecosystem change.


of active-duty spouse respondents are unemployed. That is five to six times the rate of their counterparts without military connection.*



of active-duty military family respondents are likely to recommend military service to a young family member.*


of military families experience a sense of belonging in the communities in which they live.*

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It's just common sense.

We must work together to support our military families.

The Do Your Part coalition is led by Blue Star Families with support from Craig Newmark and craig newmark philanthropies.

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