Indianapolis, IN (November 26, 2018) – Operation: Job Ready Veterans (OJRV) is pleased to announce it has recently received a grant from the Glick Fund, a fund of the Central Indiana Community Foundation.

OJRV will be using the funding to allow participants to attend their Veterans Employment Transition Seminar (VETS). OJRV staff and carefully selected subject matter experts conduct this five-day, interactive seminar at no cost to the attendees. The seminar provides the tools, strategies, and networking connections that allow unemployed and underemployed veterans and family members to re-engage in the workforce at the appropriate level. The VETS course includes the following: career interest and work value assessments, interview preparation, networking strategies, resume services, skills inventories, supportive services, and tactics for coping with change. VETS provides military-connected individuals with the tools they need to ensure they can provide well for their own families. Funding from Glick is an investment in making Indiana’s veterans, service members, and military families “Job Ready.”

“We are honored that the Glick Fund heard our need and is joining us to help our veterans. The VETS program is only five days long, but the programming we provide the veterans creates an impact on them for a lifetime,” said Gene Anderson, Executive Director of OJRV.

Glick Philanthropies is a family of charitable initiatives, programs, and organizations focused on building community and creating opportunity. Together, Glick Philanthropies strives to strengthen the quality of life in central Indiana and in communities where Gene B. Glick Company properties are located to ensure that people in those communities can reach their full potential and lead lives of dignity. Since 1982, Glick Philanthropies has awarded over $150 million to charitable causes and has led a transformative effort to improve education and economic opportunity in Indianapolis’ Far Eastside, where the Gene B. Glick Company was originally headquartered.

About Operation: Job Ready Veterans (OJRV)

Operation: Job Ready Veterans is an Indiana-based nonprofit organization dedicated to preparing veterans, service members, military spouses, and their dependents 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 the Glick Fund at Central Indiana Community Foundation (CICF)

The Glick Fund at Central Indiana Community Foundation (CICF) was established by Eugene and Marilyn Glick in 1998 to support a variety of philanthropic organizations and programs in central Indiana, particularly those benefiting the arts, cultural and civic causes, education, self-sufficiency, and basic needs. The Glick Fund at CICF also supports initiatives aimed at elevating the quality of life in central Indiana, including through its $18 million gifts to the Indianapolis Cultural Trail, an asset connecting core neighborhoods of Indianapolis and driving urban economic development. The Glick Fund at CICF is a part of Glick Philanthropies, a family of charitable initiatives, programs, and organizations focused on building community and creating opportunity.