For Immediate Release

July 13, 2020

Operation: Job Ready Veterans Receives Grant
from the Judd Leighton Foundation

Indianapolis, IN (July 13, 2020) – Operation: Job Ready Veterans (OJRV) is pleased to announce it has recently received a grant from the Judd Leighton Foundation.

OJRV will be using funding to provide vital transition readiness training and job placement support to an underserved population of veterans, service members, and military family members in South Bend, Indiana. We began offering our employment transition training and support in St. Joseph County in May 2014, and their hope is to continue bringing this valuable service to veterans in the vicinity of South Bend, Indiana in addition to the support offered in our Indianapolis-based headquarters. This is the second grant OJRV has received from the Judd Leighton Foundation.

OJRV will be providing the following job search assistance and employment readiness services to military veterans, service members, and family members with this grant funding: transition plan development; career interest and work value assessments; career coaching; resume assistance; federal resume support; cover letter guidance; job search assistance; networking strategies, including introductions to potential employers; interview preparation and coaching; strategies for successful onboarding; employment readiness training; placement and retention support; and social media utilization.

“We feel privileged that the Judd Leighton Foundation has awarded us funding again. We truly appreciate their generous support, and we are certain they will continue to make a lasting impact on many Indiana veterans,” said Gene Anderson, Executive Director of OJRV.

More information regarding other Judd Leighton Foundation grant recipients can be found here:

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.


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About the Judd Leighton Foundation

In 2000, Judd established the Judd Leighton Foundation, Inc. to ensure that educational, healthcare, and economic development initiatives determined to be important to the community he supported throughout his life would be funded in perpetuity. The St. Joseph County community continues to benefit from that decision today.

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