Providing New Military Spouses Career & Employment Support From Day One
SAN ANTONIO, TX, October 02, 2019 /Neptune100/ — Military Spouse Advocacy Network (MSAN) and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Hiring Our Heroes (HOH) today announced their partnership to jointly provide new military spouses with career and employment support, as well as mentoring and professional development opportunities from day one. MSAN and HOH will work together to create national and local awareness of the importance of supporting and developing new military spouses. Through peer-to-peer mentorship, as well as providing vetted career and employment opportunities, they address one of the toughest military readiness issues. Together, they work to promote successful career transitions from civilian to military life. It is time to focus on supporting and empowering spouses to find gainful, educational and experience driven careers, early and often. New military spouses need and deserve a network of peers and professionals that will guide them to find valuable and fulfilling career and employment opportunities. Between the two organizations, they will provide opportunities to develop the youngest and future-focused generation of leaders and advocates in our communities wherever they may call home.
According to MSAN’s New Military Spouse Intake Survey, 66% of new military spouses are in need of career and employment mentorship and support. With MSAN’s established mentorship program, educational resources, and empowerment and HOH’s Military Spouse Professional Networks, Amplify, and Military Spouse Economic Empowerment Zones, thousands of new military spouses will receive career and employment support virtually and within their local communities.
“We are excited and proud to partner with Hiring Our Heroes to provide new military spouses the resources they need and deserve to execute successful careers and employment transition from civilian to military life. Our organizations both share the same passion and dedication to support the vitality of the military spouse community. Our mentees will receive the peer-to-peer support, empowerment, mentorship, as well as the local and national resources they need and deserve from day one!” said Verenice Castillo, Founder, CEO & President at MSAN.
About Military Spouse Advocacy Network
MSAN is a 501c3 organization focused on creating strong military families through education, empowerment, and support. Its New Military Spouse Support Program and Mentoring & Resource Center welcome new military spouses to the military family and provide them a strong foundation of knowledge. The programs provide new military spouses peer-to-peer mentorship, virtual education and a direct connection to community, benefits, resources, and tools available to them from day one for a successful transition from civilian to military life. MSAN is a robust network of advocates, mentors, and volunteers serving and mentoring the next generation of future leaders and advocates in our community.
For more information on MSAN and its programs, visit www.militaryspouseadvocacynetwork.org. Follow MSAN on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.
About Hiring Our Heroes
Launched in 2011, Hiring Our Heroes is a nationwide initiative to help veterans, transitioning service members, and military spouses find meaningful employment. Working with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s vast network of state and local chambers and other strategic partners from the public, private and nonprofit sectors, Hiring Our Heroes has helped hundreds of thousands of veterans and military spouses find meaningful employment through more than 1,000 job fairs in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, the District of Columbia, and on military installations overseas; a suite of free online career-based resources; and the Hiring 500,000 Heroes campaign.
Katie Eksten Gomez
Partnerships & Outreach Manager