Founder + CEO | The Mission Continues
“I think about tikkun olam, about the call to repair the world, and about how we can use our limited time to be of service. If we work in the spirit of gemilut hasadim and focus each day on affecting individual lives, then step-by-step and example-by-example,
a greater and broader change emerges.”
Challenging post-9/11 veterans to build productive lives of service at home; strengthening and empowering them, their families and their communities; and creating a universal model to integrate service members back into civilian life.
The Mission Continues taps veterans’ leadership abilities and the sense of service they exhibited during active duty. It calls on them to be citizen leaders at home, channeling their strengths to help community organizations.
Through The Mission Continues fellowships, more than 680 post-9/11 veterans serve in communities throughout the United States, leading nearly 800 service projects and engaging more than 35,000 volunteers. Full employment, higher education, or ongoing service is often the result, along with more tightly bound communities in which they are full and active members.
They are changing the national conversation about veterans, defining them as assets in their communities and throughout the country, and inspiring others to follow their lead.