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Organization Name as listed in the IRS Business Master File as of 09/08/2014: THE MISSION CONTINUES

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AKA  The Mission Continues
St. Louis, MO
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CENTER FOR CITIZEN LEADERSHIP Organization Name provided in the GuideStar Exchange* as of 08/06/2013: CENTER FOR CITIZEN LEADERSHIP

Organization Name as listed in the IRS Business Master File as of 09/08/2014: THE MISSION CONTINUES

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Also Known As: The Mission Continues
Physical Address: St. Louis, MO 63104 
EIN: 20-8742553
Web URL: www.missioncontinues.org 
Ruling Year: 2007 
How This Organization Is Funded: Contributions - $6,205,012


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Mission Statement

The Mission Continues challenges veterans to serve and lead in communities across America.

Legitimacy Information

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Fiscal Year Starting: January 1, 2012
Fiscal Year Ending: December 31, 2012

Total Revenue $6,093,177
Total Expenses $5,490,701

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Fiscal Year Ending: December 31, 2012

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Programs

Program: Service Projects Program (GuideStar Exchange,
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Budget:
$502,756
Category:
Philanthropy, Voluntarism & Grantmaking
Population Served:
Military/Veterans

Program Description:

The Mission Continues challenges veterans of all eras and civilians of all ages to serve their country by serving their communities.  Service projects provide a place for veterans to be citizen leaders and for all civilians to live the beliefs of veterans while serving by their sides.  Many of these projects are performed in honor of a fallen service member.

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Budget:
$1,336,470
Category:
Employment
Population Served:
Military/Veterans

Program Description:

The Mission Continues challenges post-9/11 wounded and disabled veterans to serve once again in their communities through our Fellowship Program.  A typical fellowship covers 14 to 28 weeks, during which the Fellow serves at a local charitable organization for 20 to 40 hours per week.  Each Fellow receives a monetary stipend to offset living expenses.   The fellowship provides veterans with the opportunity to translate their military experience into civilian skill-sets.  Through service, Fellows identify their strengths and gain confidence while serving their communities.

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Budget:
$496,020
Category:
Public, Society Benefit
Population Served:
Military/Veterans

Program Description:

Veterans are often told "thank you" when they return home from military service, but they also need to hear "we still need you".  The Mission Continues is conducting research and broadcasting the message that our returning veterans are tremendous assets whose strengths and leadership can be used to improve communities here at home.  Our goal is to fundamentally reshape how our nation welcomes home our veterans.

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Impact Summary from the Nonprofit

We are the only national nonprofit challenging post-9/11 veterans to rebuild a sense of purpose through community service. We believe that the leadership skills and life experiences that our veterans possess are valuable and untapped assets.  While it is very important to tell our returning veterans "thank you" for their service, we believe that it is also important to tell them "we still need you". The Mission Continues is built on the principles of strength and challenge: 1.) Strength: Our veterans possess an incredible strength that comes from their military service and from learning to live with and overcome a wound or disability. 2.) Not a Charity - a Challenge: The Mission Continues does not offer charity to our returning service members.  We offer a challenge for them to continue serving our country here at home.  This, in turn, strengthens our veterans and strengthens our communities. By recognizing the strength of our veterans and challenging them to serve again in their communities, we hope to build a new generation of citizen leaders.
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