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Service Leadership Corps (SLC)

Opportunity for USA Military Veterans and Reservists in Eligible
Cities to Participate in a Professional Development Program

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Opportunity for USA and Puerto Rico military veterans and current Guardsmen and reservists in eligible states and cities to participate in a leadership and professional development program. The program includes local teamwork, four in-person weekend sessions, and an online curriculum designed to prepare participants for community service, career, and civilian life. Corps members work individually and in small groups, collaborating with local organizations to drive positive change within their communities.

Applicants must reside in the Continental U.S., Alaska, Hawaii or Puerto Rico.

The SLC empowers veterans to continue their service as community-based change agents. Corps members receive the tools and connections to enhance their leadership skills and professional development while making meaningful community impact.

Program Benefits:

  • Develop the skills and knowledge to serve on the front lines in local communities through community-based leadership training, goal setting and project management.
  • Engage in group and individual learning with hands-on support from program advisors.
  • Connect with our network of veterans and gain professional experience collaborating with civic-minded organizations and government agencies.
  • Build confidence and tools in community development, resiliency, effective communication and advocacy.
  • All travel expenses are paid to travel to cities for in-person sessions, no application or program tuition fees.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 186119

Estimated Size of Grant:

Travel, hotel, and meals are provided by The Mission Continues during each of the four in-person sessions.

Upon successful completion of the program, Corps members are eligible for an individual Professional Development Grant up to $1,500. Grant disbursement is contingent upon completion of coursework and adherence to grant requirements.

Term of Contract:

The Service Leadership Corps is a six-month program. The Spring Program will run from April to October 2020.

In-Person Session Schedule:
Apr 30 – May 3, 2020: Los Angeles, CA
Jun 24 – 26, 2020: Atlanta, GA
Aug 12 – 14, 2020: Chicago, IL
Oct 8 – 11, 2020: Denver, CO

Attendance at all four sessions is required.

In between the four in-person sessions, Corps members have an estimated 3-5 hours of group and individual work per week. This includes virtual meetings, online training, reading, and self-paced study.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The Service Leadership Corps is open to U.S. veterans, Guardsmen, and Reservists from all branches and generations of service. Applicants must be a U.S. resident who currently resides within a metro area of a city where The Mission Continues serves, has completed one year of military service and has a Character of Service above a “Dishonorable Discharge.”

Who Should Apply:

- Eager to learn and grow, and has a desire to apply skills and learning in under-resourced communities
- Interested in collaborative team-based work with veterans and community partners
- Able to commit to approximately 3-5 hours per week over six months, including four in-person Friday-Sunday sessions
- Comfortable engaging in both online and in-person learning environments

Veterans of all eras are eligible to apply.

Pre-Application Information:

Application Deadline: February 26, 2020


Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

To apply online:

For questions, contact staff at

The Mission Continues
1141 South 7th Street
St. Louis, MO 63104
(314) 588 8805

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