Supporting Veteran Communities
Established in 2007
Mission Statement: The Mission Continues empowers veterans who are adjusting to life at home to find purpose through community impact. They deploy veterans on new missions in their communities, so that their actions will inspire future generations to serve.
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CEO Salary: 1.91% of expenses
Founding year (2007) had 3 participating veterans, and now 10 years later, The Mission Continues has thousands of participating veterans
2015 Recipient of the Inspiring Hope Award, awarded by the National Council for Behavioral Health
2014 Recipient of the Classy Award, this award highlights the greatest champions of social progress
2015 Recipient of The Edison Award, The Mission Continues received a bronze medal. The award is one of the highest accolades a company can receive to show innovation and business.
2017 Recipient of 50 Best Nonprofits to Work for, The Mission Continues has been on the list consistently since 2012
How the Mission Continues is making a difference
The Service Leadership Corps
The Service Leadership Corps empowers veterans across the country to be community-based leaders of social change. Through the program, Corps members will develop new skills for job-readiness, build new personal and professional networks, and help lift underserved communities. Veterans of all eras and branches of service are eligible.
The Mission Continues Fellowship
Through the Mission Continues’ Fellowship Program, selected veterans volunteer part-time for six months at the community organization of their choice. In return, Fellows receive a living stipend, complete a leadership development curriculum and develop new skills and networks. The Fellowship Program is ideal for veterans looking to start a new career, gain practical work experience while attending school or for a new way to serve at home.
The Mission Continues recognizes that the post 9/11 generation includes the highest amount of women veterans in American history. They also have a large amount of women actively participating in “The Mission Continues”. A study of female veterans in the programs displayed a sense of pride for their service, but also more challenges encountered than their male peers. Each spring 50-75 women veterans in The Mission Continues network are selected to attend the annual Women Veterans Leadership Summit. Participants empower each other by sharing insights, challenges, and the wisdom that comes with being “in the trenches” of service and business. The summit offers a schedule packed with workshops, volunteer service, panel discussions, and networking opportunities for women veterans to connect, learn and grow, and make an impact in the community.
The Mission Continues deploys veteran volunteers along with non-profit partners to assist in solving the most challenging issues that the nation faces. Some of these missions include: improving community education resources, fighting to eliminate food deserts, and mentoring at-risk youth. Service platoons are teams of veteran and non-veteran volunteers that mobilize together to solve a specific challenge in their community. Through weekly, monthly and quarterly events, service platoons allow members to volunteer as often as their schedules allow.