Employment, Job Related

The Mission Continues

  • St. Louis, MO
  • www.missioncontinues.org

Mission Statement

The Mission Continues empowers veterans facing the challenge of adjusting to life at home to find new missions. We redeploy veterans in their communities, so that their shared legacy will be one of action and service.

Main Programs

  1. Fellowship Program
  2. Service Platoons Program

service areas

National

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ruling year

2007

chief executive

Mr. Spencer Kympton

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Keywords

veteran, community service, post-9/11, leadership, empower, serve and lead

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EIN

20-8742553

Physical Address

65 Broadway Suite 1803

New York, NY 10006

Also Known As

The Mission Continues

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Employment Procurement Assistance and Job Training (J20)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Impact statement

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.

Programs

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

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Program 1

Fellowship Program

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, Mothers Against Drunk Driving, and many more. To date, more than 600 unique nonprofit and community organizations have hosted a Mission Continues Fellow.

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.

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Budget

Population Served

Military/Veterans

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Program 2

Service Platoons Program

In 2013, The Mission Continues introduced a new way for veterans to continue serving at home – the service platoon. A service platoon is a team of veterans, active duty service members, guardsmen and reservists that mobilizes together to solve a specific challenge in their community.

In Washington, D.C. a service platoon works to reduce hunger amongst inner-city youth. In Phoenix, another platoon works to eradicate chronic veteran homelessness. And in Orlando, members of the local platoon are mentoring at-risk youth.

United by the common bond of military service, platoons offer veterans the opportunity to make an impact in their community, and connect with others through regular social and networking events. It’s an opportunity to serve alongside a motivated team and tackle a tough and meaningful mission. It’s an opportunity to make a difference.

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None

Budget

Population Served

Military/Veterans

None

None

service areas

National

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Blog

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Social Media

@the mission continues

@@missioncontinues.org

@the mission continues

@https://www.youtube.com/user/MissionContinues

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THE MISSION CONTINUES
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

The Mission Continues

Leadership

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CHIEF EXECUTIVE FOR FISCAL YEAR

Mr. Spencer Kympton

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Gary Giglio

Goldman Sachs

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BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

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Yes

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

Yes

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

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BOARD COMPOSITION

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BOARD PERFORMANCE

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ORGANIZATIONAL DEMOGRAPHICS

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