Alumni Network

Crew Members at Operation Charm City Charge in Baltimore

What is the Alumni Network?

Once you’ve completed one of our programs—from leading a Service Platoon to participating in a Mass Deployment, and everything in between, there’s still an opportunity for you to serve and connect with other veterans. 

Continue to serve alongside other alumni

An Alumni of The Mission Continues is anyone who has completed any one of our programs throughout the years—including the following: Fellowship Program, Platoon Leadership Program, Women Veterans Leadership Summit, Mass Deployment as Crew or Ambassador, Service Leadership Corps, or the Women Veterans Leadership Program

Sound like you? Then you’re in the right place! 

Have any questions about the program? Send a note to T’Liza Kiel, Director of Alumni Engagement at tkiel@missioncontinues.org.

The Mission Continues is seeking an active and engaged alumni of our programs to join our Board of Directors. Our Board includes leaders from the worlds of finance, academia, and the military. To support the next era of impact and service at The Mission Continues, it is essential that our alumni have a seat at the table to provide the perspective of our volunteer community.

As a member of the Board, you will be responsible for fiduciary oversight, strategic guidance, expansion of the organization’s reach, and supporting fundraising, while holding the president accountable for the management of day-to-day operations. 

If you are up for the challenge, read the job description, then submit your application for review. 

APPLY

The application period closes on Friday, October 23, 2020.

Need more information? Read our FAQ’s or contact T’Liza Kiel, Alumni Director, at tkiel@missioncontinues.org

Join your fellow Alumni in our Facebook Group, sign up for our newsletter, or attend our frequent Town Halls and programming! We’ve had 10 events so far this year (almost all virtually, but we’ll be gathering in person once restrictions are eased) so join us over Zoom to connect and learn.

We’re always on the lookout for alumni ready to share, and we’ve launched the Alumni Speaker Series to share that expertise in our network with the wider world! Want to take part? Please let us know here.

 

Upcoming Events

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Watch some of the Alumni Speaker Series:

Kenric Lynn (Fellow, C15) gives 5 Tips to Help You Lead Through Adversity

 

 

Practicing Mindfulness with Allison Sage (SLC C1, WVLS 19)

Do you want to help organize an Alumni Social Convening in your area? Are you great at social media and want to help manage the Alumni Facebook Group? Or perhaps you have great resources for the greater veteran community that you want to share via a blog post or a webinar? Please let us know here.

If you are interested in being featured during our Alumni Spotlight or would like to nominate another Alumni, we’d love to hear it. We welcome stories ranging from personal successes to interesting resources available for other veterans. Head here to fill out the form!

Have another idea of how you can get involved? Send a note to T’Liza Kiel, Director of Alumni Engagement at tkiel@missioncontinues.org.

Alumni Spotlight: Sherman Watson, Jr

Operation Watts Is Worth It, Platoon Leader, LA Platoon

In 2009, Sherman Watson Jr. started the Compton Veterans with a fellow Marine veteran. They were focused on helping veterans navigate their transitions post-military service. Through the Compton Veterans, Sherman learned about The Mission Continues and joined the platoon in southern California as a crew member in 2016. He enjoyed the work and started to participate in projects all over Los Angeles and Orange County.

Sherman has taken his drive to serve his community as a full-time job. He now works as a veterans’ housing and peer support specialist in Los Angeles, where he finds himself working non-stop to help veterans to find permanent housing. Recently, Sherman also assumed the role of platoon leader of the Los Angeles 3rd platoon. Sherman strives to lead the platoon to help in any way possible while promoting the great work The Mission Continues does throughout the nation.

During this time of COVID-19, Sherman, along with many parents across the nation, is dividing his time between educating his children and working full time. “I have now realized how the people that I serve rely heavily on the work that I do. Housing veterans have been especially vital for me to continue during this pandemic, doing my best to work around the limitations that shelter in place has on people. Being able to do this as a father, a veteran housing specialist, and a platoon leader, I am proud and grateful to have various outlets to do my part and remain active in my community.”

Impact Stories

Read what other Alumni are up to: