Continuing our commitment to being a hometown resource for veterans who have served our communities and preserved our freedoms, Goodwill Industries of Greater New York and Northern New Jersey is proud to join Goodwill Industries International in “Got Your 6.”
“Got Your 6,” which in military language means “I’ve got your back,” is spearheaded by nearly every major Hollywood entertainment studio, broadcast and cable network, talent agency, and actors’ guild as a means to launch an unprecedented public awareness campaign to create a new conversation in our country about veterans and military families as both leaders and civic assets. The organizing body and fiduciary agent is ServiceNation, a campaign of Be The Change, Inc.
In order to improve resources and individualized services for veterans and their families as they transition back to civilian life, “Got Your 6” will focus on the six pillars of reintegration: jobs, education, health, housing, family, and leadership.
Each pillar is led by an “activation partner”-nonprofit organizations that are subject matter experts on each topic. Goodwill is honored to serve as a national activation partner-working in tandem with partners from all six pillars to prepare and place veterans and their families in jobs across the country.
Last year, GoodwillNyNj joined other Goodwills around the country to provide employment placement services and other community-based programs to more than 44,000 veterans, military spouses and their families, hiring more than 1,000 veterans and/or their spouses. Just in our NY/NJ region alone, we supported more than 350 veterans in their job search last January by providing professional outfits for interviews/work. We hope to match these efforts this year in Goodwill’s role as a “Got Your 6” partner
In addition to Goodwill’s involvement, partners include the American Red Cross, Points of Light, Team Rubicon, USA Cares, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and others. To take a look at “Got Your 6,” visit the website at http://www.gotyour6.org/.