A Collaborative Effort to Create Job Opportunities for Vets

July 1, 2015

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The Mission Continues welcomed St. Louis area business, academic and service leaders in the veterans community to our headquarters yesterday for the roll out of the Veterans Economic Communities Initiative (VECI), headed by the Department of Veterans Affairs. Announced by VA earlier this month, the goal of VECI is to increase education and employment opportunities for veterans by bringing together local and national employers to coordinate services for veterans, service members and military families.

Building a stronger support network for local veterans starts with collaboration.

“​It is important that businesses, non profits and educational institutions are collaborating and enhancing opportunities for our veterans” says Meredith Knopp, senior vice president of programs and operations at The Mission Continues. “Knowing who all the players are – what unique programs, opportunities and support that each of us provide – and how to compliment one another is critical for us to establish in St Louis, and around the country.”

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A Great Place to Work and Serve: The Mission Continues Ranks #15 on 2015 NonProfit Times Best Places to Work

April 1, 2015
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We’re happy to announce The Mission Continues is counted among the nation’s leading non-profit organizations for the annual NonProfit Times’ Best Places to Work in 2015.

“This is our fourth time in a row making the list, and we’re proud of what the ranking says about our team,” said The Mission Continues President and Army veteran Spencer Kympton. “We’ve known from the beginning that to deliver on our promise to empower veterans, we’ve got to have a strong and dynamic team.”

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A Great Place to Serve, A Great Place to Work

For the second straight year, Outside Magazine has recognized The Mission Continues in its annual Best Places to Work survey, which measures job satisfaction among innovative practices and a healthy work-life balance.

To Marvin Cadet, an Iraq veteran and member of the 2013 Bravo Fellowship class, the ranking is as accurate as it is unsurprising. He joined the team after his Fellowship ended to boost grassroots fundraising.

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