Overheard

Mary Tobin on using her military skills to help communities in need

By WorkingNation Editorial Team
September 25, 2019

Mary Tobin is the Executive Director of the Southeast Region for The Mission Continues and a former Marine. Here, Mary shares her own experience about how finding meaning and purpose in her job and using the skills and competencies that she learned in the military helped her better serve veteran communities who need help.

The Mission Continues empowers veterans to continue their service and empowers communities with veteran talent, skills, and preparedness. Their programs in cities across the country deploy veteran volunteers alongside nonprofit partners and community leaders to improve educational resources, increase access to parks and green spaces, and foster neighborhood identity.

Organized by America’s Warrior Partnership, the Warrior Community Integration Symposium is an opportunity to share best practices, find innovative solutions, and form new collaborative partnerships to better help the veterans in their communities address the work challenges they sometimes encounter when making the transition to civilian life.

WorkingNation set up its cameras at the Symposium and interviewed the speakers and attendees about the important issue of helping veterans deal with workforce challenges. You can follow the conversation on our social media under the hashtag #WorkingNationOverheard.

Read more about the event here.

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