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The Mission Continues awards community service fellowships to post-9/11 veterans, empowering them to transform their own
lives by serving others and directly impacting their communities. Mission Continues Fellows serve for six months at
a local nonprofit organization addressing key educational, environmental or social issues.
Each Fellow works to achieve a post-fellowship goal of full time employment and/or pursuit of higher education, while maintaining
a permanent role of public service. Each Fellow is also empowered to share their story and model of service in their
community. Through veteran-led service projects, The Mission Continues brings veterans and civilians together in days
of service nationwide. These projects are bridging the military-civilian divide, allowing veterans to feel more connected
to their communities and helping civilians gain a better understanding of and appreciation for our men and women in
Driven by the deep belief that veterans are civic assets and leaders, The Mission Continues is built around challenging
them to continue to serve here at home.A Mission Continues Fellow is a post-9/11 veteran who has accepted the challenge
to continue serving at home through our Fellowship Program.
What does a Fellowship entail?
A Mission Continues Fellowship involves 20 hours of service per week for 26 weeks at a local nonprofit organization. Fellows
are encouraged to choose a nonprofit organization to serve based on their own personal passions. Current and Alumni
Fellows have worked at organizations addressing issues ranging from disaster preparedness to education for low-income
youth to training service dogs for wounded veterans. These host organizations include Habitat for Humanity, American
Red Cross, Big Brothers Big Sisters, and Mothers Against Drunk Driving.
Before beginning the fellowship, Fellows attend a three-day Fellowship Orientation, joining other post-9/11 veterans from
their Fellowship Class for a weekend of training, service and camaraderie. Upon returning home from orientation, Fellows
officially begin their fellowships at their host organizations.
Throughout the fellowship, each Fellow will have the opportunity to lead a community service project, share their story
with others, and inspire their community to take action.