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Two-year commitment will increase nonprofit’s capacity and expand its services

Today, Hire Heroes USA announced it has received a $3 million investment from the A. James & Alice B. Clark Foundation to increase its client capacity and expand its services. Hire Heroes USA is the preeminent nonprofit organization providing employment services to transitioning military members, veterans and military spouses across the United States and around the world.

The Clark Foundation’s two-year investment will allow Hire Heroes USA to add new staff positions, including Transition Specialists and new personnel for the virtual services, federal sector and mentoring teams. It will also fund the launch of a self-paced online program and will provide direct funding to sustain Hire Heroes USA’s mentoring program.

“We are grateful to the Clark Foundation for their commitment to veterans. This funding will have an immediate and long-term impact on Hire Heroes USA and the clients we serve,” said Christopher Plamp, chief executive officer and a decorated Air Force combat pilot. “This two-year investment is estimated to increase our capacity by about 30 percent. In real terms, that means Hire Heroes USA will have the potential to impact an additional 7,000 men and women and their families, through our free employment services – that’s significant.”

“We are excited about our partnership with Hire Heroes USA because we recognize that this investment will directly provide more veterans with access to necessary and effective employment resources and programming,” said Mike Monroe, director of Veterans Initiatives at the Clark Foundation. “The Foundation is committed to helping veterans’ organizations scale their capacity to meet the growing needs of our nation’s bravest.”

Hire Heroes USA, now in its 11th year, is forecasted to reach a milestone 30,000 lifetime hires before the end of the year. As the leading veteran service organization specifically targeting the issues of unemployment and underemployment among veterans, Hire Heroes USA continues to evolve, as does the suite of services it provides. These include resume, networking and interview assistance, federal employment guidance, online workshops and training modules, job matching, virtual career fairs and a job board that features thousands of job listings each month.

About Hire Heroes USA:

Hire Heroes USA provides free employment services to thousands of transitioning military members, veterans and military spouses every year. Headquartered in the Atlanta metro area, with additional branch offices around the country, the national nonprofit has earned Charity Navigator’s highest possible 4-star rating for a third consecutive year and it also has a GuideStar Platinum Seal of Transparency. Funding for Hire Heroes USA’s services is exclusively through private grants and public donations. For more information about our mission, services and how to get involved as a corporate partner, employment partner, donor or volunteer, visit hireheroesusa.org and follow us on FacebookTwitterLinkedIn, and Instagram.

About the A. James & Alice B. Clark Foundation:

The A. James & Alice B. Clark Foundation seeks out grantees who build practical, immediate, and concrete connections between effort and opportunity — from scholarships for engineering students to better schools for DC’s children to veteran reintegration programs and support of the DC community. The Clark Foundation targets its investments in the veterans’ community to serve post-9/11 veterans and their families, focusing on education, community and sense of purpose, employment, health and wellness, and family support. To learn more, visit http://www.ClarkFoundationDC.org.

 


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