Service Nation launches Mission Serve to Strengthen and Create Civilian-Military Service Partnerships

Michelle Obama and Jill Biden help kick off the Veteran’s Day launch of the new Service Nation initiative Mission Serve.

Today we pause to think of our veterans who have served our country in the Service. In honor of Veteran’s Day, Service Nation β€” the campaign to expand service opportunities β€” launches a new initiative, Mission Serve, to connect civilians and the military community in service.

Service Nation aims to strengthen the bonds between the military and civilian service worlds β€” two overlapping communities that have much in common because we all want to serve our countries and make our communities stronger.

Mission Serve will build a broad partnership of civilian service organizations, veterans groups, military family groups, and active-duty and reserve members of each military branch. The partnership will encourage troops, veterans, and their families to serve at home and continue to strengthen our country in new ways. By coming together in service, it’s Service Nation’s hope that these two communities can support one another and grow the service movement across the country.

So far the network of partners includes 36 groups who will offer crucial support to military families while their loved ones serve their country. They will help veterans transition to new careers through focused training, job search assistance, and mentoring.

At 2 pm ET today, First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden will join Service Nation to officially kick off Mission Serve. Service Nation will be streaming the event live on its website.

Mission Serve is launching a new veterans volunteer match registry www.MilServe.org and in support of that, Idealist.org‘s Steven Joiner has created a toolkit to ease the path of members of the military community who are transitioning into the civilian service world.

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