FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Operation: Job Ready Veterans Receives Grant Funding from
The Indianapolis Foundation, an Affiliate of Central Indiana Community Foundation
Indianapolis, IN (February 1, 2023) – Operation: Job Ready Veterans (OJRV) is delighted to announce it has received a $42,000 grant award from The Indianapolis Foundation, an affiliate of Central Indiana Community Foundation (CICF).
OJRV will be using this funding to provide career transition services for female and minority veterans in Indiana. OJRV one-on-one career transition services are designed to illuminate pathways to employment and translate clients’ military skills to corresponding civilian equivalent skills, positioning veterans to gain the attention of hiring professionals and giving them an edge in the hiring process. Among the in-demand services OJRV will be offering at no cost to veterans include individualized support for resume and cover letter development, job search assistance, interview preparation, networking, social media utilization, and other assistance to address individual barriers to employment.
“We feel honored that The Indianapolis Foundation has recognized the need among female and minority veterans throughout Indiana and has chosen to partner with OJRV to meet this need. It is because of the support of committed organizations like The Indianapolis Foundation that we are able to continue to achieve our mission to help place veterans into meaningful careers. Together, we are making a profound and transformative difference in the lives of our local veterans,” said OJRV Executive Director Gene Anderson.
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 The Indianapolis Foundation of the Central Indiana Community Foundation (CICF)
The Indianapolis Foundation is Indiana’s oldest and largest community foundation, created in 1916 by Fletcher Savings and Trust Company president Evans Woolen and two other banks. In 1997, The Indianapolis Foundation partnered with Hamilton County Community Foundation, then known as Legacy Fund, to form the Central Indiana Community Foundation (CICF). As CICF affiliates, the foundations work together to meet pressing needs and improve the quality of life for residents in their local Central Indiana communities. The mission of CICF is to mobilize people, ideas, and investments to make this a community where all individuals have equitable opportunity to reach their full potential—no matter place, race, or identity. Visit cicf.org.
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