We believe that our country’s veterans are a valuable yet largely untapped source of civic and political leaders. In a recent study by Civic Enterprises, over 90% of veterans expressed an interest in continuing their public service. Veterans possess many qualities our country and communities need in our civic and political leaders: a commitment to serve, outstanding leadership experience in the face of adversity, familiarity with a broad cross-section of American society, and an intimate understanding of the human consequences of Washington’s foreign policy decisions. Yet few are challenged to pursue a "second service" in civic leadership.
Your tax-deductible contributions will provide financial aid and travel subsidies for these veterans, transitioning service members, and blue star spouses to join a select group of emerging leaders in an intensive civic and political leadership workshop. Our 1,000+ workshop alumni are making an impact in hundreds of communities in all 50 states around the country - 100% of them recommended this training to other aspiring civic and political leaders. We believe your investment in the "next Greatest Generation" of America's leaders represents the most fitting way to thank a veteran for their service: with a challenge to continue their service right here in our communities.