Model & Strategy
The Mission Continues empowers veterans to continue their service, and empower communities with veteran talent, skills, and preparedness to generate visible transformational impact. The Mission Continues has activated 80,000 veteran volunteers, executed 7,000 service projects, and served 3,800 community organizations.
The Mission Continues’ unique model is rooted in developing and supporting veterans. They empower veterans to continue their service and empower communities with veteran talent, skills, and preparedness to generate visible impact. They connect veterans with under-resourced communities and deploy veteran volunteers to work alongside nonprofit partners and community leaders to improve educational resources, tackle food insecurity, foster neighborhood identity, and more. They provide these high-potential leaders with valuable insights, tools, and connections. They build on the strengths they already have, and in the process, they become more resilient, connected, and self-aware.
Former military service members with a desire to engage more deeply in their communities are invited to partner with other local veterans to complete service projects together that enable them to learn about pressing local issues — and form strong bonds with each other. By helping hardworking veterans grow into stronger local leaders, The Mission Continues is building a better future for all. They connect veterans across the nation with collaborative leadership and service opportunities. Through these impactful experiences, they gain valuable knowledge, resources, and connections that help them re-engage in their communities, feel a greater sense of purpose and solve pressing local problems. The Mission Continues is moving our nation closer to a brighter tomorrow by tapping into the skills of veterans and the power of communities.
Mary Beth served in active duty in the military for eight years. She was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Marine Corps and was assigned a Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) as a Combat Engineer Officer. During her time of service, she was a Platoon Commander, Combat Executive Officer, and Company Commander. She deployed to Kuwait in 2003 and crossed the border into Iraq as part of the initial invasion force before redeploying home.
80,000 veteran volunteers activated; 7,000 service projects executed; 3,800 community organizations served.
73% of veterans who recently participated in a TMC program or event believe they are able to achieve goals they set for themselves; 68% of all veteran respondents believe they are able to achieve goals they set for themselves.
80% of veterans who recently participated in a TMC program or event believe they have the ability to make a difference in their community.