Model & Strategy

The Mission Continues is a national nonprofit organization that empowers veterans who are adjusting to life at home to find purpose through community impact.  Our operations in cities across the country deploy veteran volunteers alongside non-profit partners and community leaders to solve some of the most challenging issues facing our communities: improving community education resources, eliminating food deserts, mentoring at-risk youth and more. Through this unique model, veterans build new skills and networks that help them successfully reintegrate to life after the military while making long-term, sustainable transformations in communities and inspiring future generations to serve.

At a Glance
Founded: 2007
Civic Engagement
Location of work: Domestic
The Mission Continues
St. Louis, MO
Reporting for duty in your community
Meet Mary Beth Bruggeman

Eric Greitens founded The Mission Continues in 2007.  In 2019, Mary Beth became President of The Mission Continues. 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.

 

IMPACT

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.