Application process & program eligibility


Who is eligible to apply for the Service Leadership Corps?

The Service Leadership Corps is open to veterans, Guardsmen, and Reservists from all branches and generations of service living in a metro area with an active Mission Continues operation


I was discharged before September 11, 2001. Am I eligible?

Yes, veterans of all eras are eligible to apply.


I received a general discharge “under honorable conditions,” am I eligible to apply for a the program?

Yes, however, we will request additional information as to the circumstances surrounding your discharge to offer you an opportunity for further consideration.


I am getting out of the military soon. Can I apply now and start serving after my discharge?

Yes, if you are on active duty and intend to start the program after you’re discharged from active duty then you can start your application now. All SLC participants must be retired or separated, on IRR, or in the Guard or Reserves only.


Can Fellowship Program alumni apply for the Service Leadership Corps?

Yes. Fellow alumni who are looking to continue their service and gain new skills are eligible to apply for the Service Leadership Corps.


I applied for a fellowship but did not start the program, can I apply for the Service Leadership Corps?

Yes. Previous fellowship applicants who did not start, or were not accepted for a fellowship with The Mission Continues are welcome to apply.


How do I apply for the Service Leadership Corps?

The application for Cohort 1 will be available on The Mission Continues website as of June 15th, 2018.


How long is the program?

The Service Leadership Corps is a six-month program.


What is the weekly time commitment for the program?

Corps members will need to commit approximately 3-5 hours per week to their group and curriculum. This time commitment will include virtual meetings, online training, reading, and self-paced study.


Is attendance at orientations/sessions mandatory?

Yes, you must be able to attend each of the four in person sessions associated with the program in their entirety.


If I have a family commitment on one of the in person session weekends, but can attend the other three, can I complete the program?

All four of the in person 3-day sessions are required for successful completion of the program. If you have a commitment during one of the weekends, we invite you to visit our website to see the many different ways that you can get involved in our programs.


What costs associated with the program am I responsible for?

All costs associated with travel, lodging and meals for each session is provided by The Mission Continues unless otherwise noted.


Will I receive a stipend during the program?

Upon successful completion of the 6-month program, each Corps member will be awarded a Professional Development Bonus, which is intended to incentivize continued personal and professional growth. There are no monthly stipends or payments associated with the program.