Operation: Job Ready Veterans Receives $34,000 Grant from Glick Philanthropies to Provide Career Transition Services for Indiana Veterans, Service Members, and Military Families

Indianapolis, July 3, 2023 – Operation: Job Ready Veterans (OJRV) received a $34,400 grant from Glick Philanthropies to provide individualized career transition services for Indiana veterans, transitioning service members, and military spouses. Glick Philanthropies – a family of charitable initiatives focused on building community and creating opportunity – recently announced grants totaling more than $1.9 million to organizations focused on supporting arts & creative expression, advancing education, helping those in need, promoting economic mobility, and advancing the Far Eastside of Indianapolis.

OJRV’s One-on-One Career Transition Services help illuminate pathways to economic mobility and create a transformational and lasting impact on the lives of veterans, service members, and military families. Among the in-demand services OJRV will be offering at no cost to clients are individualized support for resume development, career interest and work value assessment, job search assistance, interview preparation, networking, social media utilization, and other direct supportive services to address individual barriers to employment.

“We feel honored that Glick Philanthropies is championing access to specialized career transition support for our local military veterans and their families and is partnering with OJRV to meet this need. Together, we are helping individuals achieve meaningful careers and become better equipped to support their families and contribute to their communities. These services can impact them for a lifetime,” said OJRV Executive Director Gene Anderson.

Glick Philanthropies awards grants to tax-exempt organizations serving central Indiana and communities where Gene B. Glick Company properties are located. Grants are focused on making a measurable impact in the following areas:

  • Preserving and expanding quality affordable housing that supports lifelong resident success
  • Increasing equitable opportunities in the arts and creative expression
  • Closing access and achievement gaps in early childhood, K-12, and postsecondary education
  • Improving connectivity to essential basic needs and opportunities for economic mobility
  • Strengthening the Jewish community and cultural life in central Indiana

    “Nonprofit organizations are uniquely positioned to understand community members’ needs, partner with them to provide support, and connect them to essential resources,” said Marianne Glick, chair of the Glick Family Foundation. “At Glick Philanthropies, our role is to walk alongside these nonprofit organizations to build community and create opportunity. We hope these grants empower our nonprofit partners to reach more people with thoughtful, innovative programs.”

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    About Operation: Job Ready Veterans (OJRV)

    Operation: Job Ready Veterans is a Midwest-based nonprofit organization headquartered in Indianapolis and dedicated to preparing veterans, service members, and military families for entry into the workforce. OJRV focuses on transition, job readiness, and career placement, providing employment readiness training and specialized job placement to personnel from all military branches, service eras, and ability levels. The nonprofit’s mission is to bridge life’s transitional gaps for veterans, service members, and their families by empowering them to meet their individual education, employment, and career goals.

    About Glick Philanthropies

    Glick Philanthropies’ mission is to increase equitable access to quality affordable housing and transformative opportunities for every member of our community. Through a family of charitable initiatives honoring the legacy of Eugene & Marilyn Glick, Glick Philanthropies focuses on grantmaking and community leadership in central Indiana and communities where Gene B. Glick Company properties are located. The Glick Housing Foundation aims to preserve and expand quality, affordable housing that supports lifelong resident success. The Glick Family Foundation and donor-advised funds at the Central Indiana Community Foundation and Jewish Federation of Greater Indianapolis prioritize grantmaking to organizations providing equitable arts & creative expression opportunities, closing access and achievement gaps in education, improving connectivity to basic needs & opportunities for economic mobility, and strengthening the Jewish community & cultural life in Central Indiana. Since 1982, Glick Philanthropies has awarded more than $275 million to charitable causes building community and creating opportunity.

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