Jersey City-based Backpacks for Life offers struggling veterans a path forward

Alexa Modero, director of the Veterans Future Lab at NYU Tandon, has been making efforts to assist veterans since 2014. She and her husband started out by distributing supplies to veterans in need, which became a nonprofit called Backpacks for Life. “The priority is navigating resources to ensure a quicker intake process,” said Modero, whose goal is to ensure veterans have access to any resource they need to make their transition to civilian life easier.