The initiative aims to provide mentorship to 2,000 NYC veterans and family members by July 1, 2018.
FourBlock is proud to announce its partnership with the New York City Department of Veterans’ Services on the NYC Veterans Mentoring Initiative.
The initiative, announced this morning by NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio and Commissioner of the NYC DVS Loree Sutton, aims to provide NYC veterans and their families access to high-quality mentorship. By bringing together city government, service providers, universities, and other existing organizations, veterans in NYC will soon be able to easily obtain career, education, and transition advice from reliable mentors.
In its first year (by July 1, 2018), the initiative’s goal is to provide mentorship to 2,000 veterans and family members.
Those interested in becoming a mentor can find more information at www.nyc.gov/vets.
Transitioning back into civilian life is often a difficult process, and mentorship can provide returning servicemembers with the guidance necessary to achieve sustained success. It’s one of the pillars of FourBlock’s Career Readiness Program, and we’re thrilled to see Mayor de Blasio and the NYC DVS taking strides to make it more accessible. We’re honored to be a partner for the initiative’s launch, and we look forward to working alongside the DVS to better the lives of all NYC veterans.
About FourBlock Foundation
FourBlock is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that is the nation’s local network for leading veteran professionals. Each year, hundreds of high-potential veterans in every corner of the country are equipped to pursue careers right for them, thanks to the support of local FourBlock communities. From leading organizations to launching innovative new ventures, FourBlock veterans are tackling mission critical goals at Fortune 500 companies through the power of the FourBlock network. To learn more about how FourBlock is helping veterans transition better and building a national community of veteran professionals, visit www.fourblock.org.