veteran and non-veteran volunteers activated
community parters served
service projects executed
With literally hundreds of service projects in 2018, and more being done in 2019, veterans are bringing value to our communities. Our volunteers are creating real, tangible, long-lasting impact.
*Based on Independent Sector’s estimate value of volunteer time
Our Empowered Veteran Index is a framework that incorporates our mission, vision and guiding principles in coordination with the needs of our veteran volunteers and communities. It dovetails with our theory of change to empower veterans who adjusting to life at home to find purpose through community impact.
“The Mission Continues staff listened to our greatest hope for our school community and took a collective impact approach, working with our teams to plan projects, connecting with other organizations, and sharing resources to make our hopes a reality. Many of the parents who volunteered in our first Mission Continues event have become regular volunteers for other school-wide programming and events.”
“Parks need maintenance and protection, and our work with The Mission Continues has helped address the nearly 12 billion dollars of deferred maintenance backlog within the National Park Service. Together, we make sure parks are in pristine condition for the next generation.”
“Many of the children here have had little to no positive relationships with adults before coming to Tennyson. I think our relationship with The Mission Continues will create positive experiences and positive role models for our kiddos. The excitement is contagious.”
“The Mission Continues helped us start to realize the ultimate plan for Mattie Freeland Park and what it can be for the English Avenue community. We struggled for years to improve the space on our own, but The Mission Continues gave us a huge shot in the arm to make quick progress. We’ve had countless neighbors stop by and comment, or offer encouraging words about the park.”