The Mission Continues Awarded a $3.5 Million Investment From the A. James & Alice B. Clark Foundation

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The veterans’ nonprofit will fund programs designed to foster veteran and community empowerment.

The Mission Continues has received a $3.5 million, two-year investment from the A. James & Alice B. Clark Foundation to support strategic growth within their expanding veterans’ programs. The grant will provide a strong foothold for the veterans’ nonprofit as they invest in a rising movement of veterans creating meaningful impact in under-resourced communities through continued service.

The first-time partnership for the organizations highlights their aligned commitments to leadership development, community building and increased opportunities for veterans. As a long-time supporter of veterans’ services, the A. James & Alice B. Clark Foundation partners with organizations to scale their capacity to meet the growing needs of veterans and secure sustainable funding to foster self-reliance. The Mission Continues, founded in 2007, empowers veterans to continue their service and empowers communities with veteran talent, skills and preparedness to generate visible impact.

"This generous investment will further fuel our programs and build upon the momentum of empowering veterans in continued service," said Spencer Kympton, president of The Mission Continues. "We are excited to embark on this new partnership with the A. James & Alice B. Clark Foundation."

Earmarked for support are two of The Mission Continues’ newest programs, the Service Leadership Corps and the Women Veterans Leadership Program. The investment will allow the organization to build upon the Service Leadership Corps, a six-month leadership development program for veterans launched in 2019. Additionally, support will be used to develop the inaugural Women Veterans Leadership Program scheduled to commence in early 2020. The unique program will offer skills in effective and assertive communication, self-care, personal branding, and advocacy to build a community of women veteran leaders. In total, the multi-year investment will have a positive impact on over 400 veteran participants pursuing community-based leadership and personal development in up to 56 cities nationwide.

For more information about additional events and local service projects across the country, go to http://www.missioncontinues.org.

About The Mission Continues
The Mission Continues is a national veterans’ organization dedicated to the empowerment of veterans as community-based leaders. The nonprofit invests in veterans and under-resourced communities, developing new skill sets and equipping a growing veteran volunteer movement with the tools to drive positive change. Their programs in 56 cities across the country deploy veteran volunteers alongside nonprofit partners and community leaders to improve educational resources, increase access to parks and green spaces, foster neighborhood identity, and more. Through this unique service model, veterans are provided opportunities for connection and personal growth while generating visible community impact. To learn more, visit http://www.missioncontinues.org or follow us on Twitter at @missioncontinue.

The A. James & Alice. B Clark Foundation expands opportunities for those who demonstrate the drive and determination to better themselves and their communities. The Foundation supports organizations with strong leadership and values that reflect those of its founder, A. James Clark. The Foundation's focus is on educating engineers to solve society’s toughest problems, supporting veterans and their families and providing members of the DC community the best opportunity to thrive.

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