FOLDED FLAG FOUNDATION

“The willingness with which our young people are likely to serve in any war, no matter how justified, shall be directly proportional to how they perceive the Veterans of earlier wars were treated and appreciated by their nation.” – President George Washington

fffpng The Folded Flag Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization that serves to honor the legacy of, and pay tribute to, the brave men and women who have given their lives in defense of our country.

The Folded Flag Foundation mission is to provide educational scholarships and support grants to the spouses and children of the United States military and government personnel who died as a result of hostile action or in an accident related to U.S. combat operations.

Scholarships and grants are available to qualifying spouses of fallen heroes and their children under the age of 26 to help provide a pathway to success by covering a wide range of living expense and educational needs, from kindergarten to college/trade school.

 

Their vision is a total embrace of family after loss, with education as the cornerstone, achieved by:

  • Assisting surviving families with their transition to civilian life through our Gold Star Family Service Grant Program;

  • Helping spouses obtain an education and establish careers and more effectively provide for their children;

  • Supporting the education of children in K – 12 (private school, individual tutoring, specialized programs, etc.) to ensure they are on a successful path towards college; and

  • Continuing support for the children as they make their way through college and into their careers.

 

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HIRE HEROES USA

 

“Our veterans fought selflessly for a greater cause, yet many return home to face challenges when transitioning from combat to careers. Let’s work together to ensure veterans get their equal shot at the American Dream.” – Brian Stann, Hire Heroes USA CEO


Hire Heroes USAHire Heroes USA
is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that connects transitioning U.S. military service members, veterans and their spouses with job opportunities through workshops, personalized career coaching and employment preparation counseling. Their services are provided at no cost to the transitioning service member, veteran or spouse.

Hire Heroes USA’s impact is global, working with veterans in all 50 states, Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and active duty service members stationed in six foreign countries – Belgium, Germany, Italy, Kyrgyzstan, Norway and the United Kingdom. In 2015, they helped nearly 2,800 veterans and spouses find meaningful employment, with a conversion rate of 43 percent from “helped” to “hired.” In 2016, secured jobs for over 6,300 veterans and spouses, more than double the amount of the previous year.

In their signature workshops and online programs, veterans are individually partnered with a highly-trained Veteran Transition Specialist who works collaboratively with the veteran to:

  • Create a tailored civilian resume that effectively highlights skills and achievements

  • Translate military experience into civilian terminology

  • Learn effective job search, strategic networking and interviewing techniques

  • Get connected with companies who want to hire veterans

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To learn more about how you can get involved with Hire Heroes USA, visit them online at hireheroesusa.org/how-to-get-involved/.