Our mission is to provide vocational and educational opportunities to eliminate barriers to employment, strengthen communities, and help people in need reach their full potential through the power of work.
Strengthening our families through education, safe spaces and resources that encourage healing and growth
Communal – Cultivating a village mentality inclusive of a variety of shared experiences and supportive styles
Creative – Allowing the process to unfold by means of collaboration
Culturally Adaptive – Being inclusive and respecting diverse perspectives
Holistic – Approaching healing and wellness individually by honoring rest and play
Trauma Informed – Acknowledging the wounds and care required as a result of pain inflicted due to systematic oppression
Transformative Growth – Making room for new awareness through equitable and supportive learning
Create impact on the health and wellness of vulnerable communities and individuals
One of the hardest challenges veterans integrating into civilian life face is finding a steady job. Among the 326,000 unemployed veterans in 2018, 54% were aged 25 to 54, 40% were aged 55 and over, and 6% were aged 18 to 24 – many with families to feed and bills to pay.
But for many veterans, the job search is an alien concept. They are faced with constant challenges when it comes to translating their military experience into civilian employment, jumping over certification hurdles, and potentially anxious about how a disability such as post-traumatic stress disorder could keep them from getting a job.
It can be confusing, intimidating, expensive, and a detriment to a person’s health. The stress and anxiety of looking for a job can lead to depression, especially when unemployed for six months or longer, with veterans being more at risk of suicide. With our Hire a Veteran Project we hope to make a difference.
The Hire a Veteran project ® aims to combat all of these blockers. Our goal is to make the job search process as simple as possible by building and listing resources to help transitioning military and veterans.
Kier’s Kidz, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, helps children and young adults coping with childhood cancer, and supports research to find a cancer cure.
Kier’s Kidz helps children, adolescents, and young adults (19 to 30 years) with cancer, and their families. We help underwrite pediatric cancer research, and we are proud to work with Kier’s Kidz at Rutgers and our High School Advisors to involve young people in philanthropy and in learning about cancer patients and cancer. We helping to make all cancers – especially, childhood cancers – illnesses of the past.
We help children and young adults with pediatric cancers and their families by providing financial, emotional, and resource-finding support.
We also help to underwrite pediatric cancer research at the Rutgers Cancer Institute and the Childhood Cancer Therapy Development Institute.
We also work as colleagues with high school and college students who are interested in helping kids and young adults with pediatric cancers and who are interested in doing real philanthropic work.
The Hero Kids Foundation’s aim is to provide a multidisciplinary approach to promote and support Military & First Responders children, together with the whole family, utilizing animal-assisted therapies along with nature based activities. We strive on building hope, confidence, and self-worth.
Hero Kids Foundation is dedicated to serving those who serve at home & enriching families to connect, restore, and thrive.
The Special Operators Transition Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization committed to helping Special Operations Forces (SOF) veterans transition from the military into their next successful career.
What began with a simple question in a dinner conversation between four senior executives and Rob O’Neill, the U.S. Navy SEAL who killed Osama Bin Laden, “What are you going to do next?” has evolved into a four phase program that curates the transition experience for Special Operators of all services. Every year since inception we have increased the numbers of Special Operator veterans supported and funds raised.
In 2019, from Boston to San Francisco, 68 Special Operators transitioned into some of our nation’s highest performing companies. For 2020, we project 150 Fellows will be accepted into the SOTF program.
Our Fellows are senior Non-Commissioned Officers, Warrant Officers and Officers from Green Beret, SEAL, Delta Force, 75th Ranger Regiment, Marine Corps Special Operations and AFSOC units. They are the military’s pro athletes with special skills and advanced degrees, ready to find the right career. SOTF provides coaching and connections to help Special Operations veterans identify, prepare and execute a personal marketing plan. We also provide unique interactive opportunities for C-Suite executives to meet and explore opportunities in small venues.
To better the lives of people of all abilities through the healing power of horses.
Always building community connections to broaden our reach. Steadfast in our commitment to providing quality, affordable service to people of all abilities in Northeast Wisconsin in a family-oriented, natural environment.