MISSION: VALOR Veterans Achieving Culinary & Hospitality Careers

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MISSION: VALOR Veterans Achieving Culinary & Hospitality Careers Slide 2 Veteran Employment A bad situation about to get worse Drawdown may affect more than estimated Estimated number already too high Culinary/Hospitality Industry stable & of interest Mission: VALOR Slide 3 No scholarships or training programs Instead partner with those already providing those programs and other support Focus on providing practical experience and support Mission: VALOR We Will Not Reinvent the Wheel Slide 4 Place Veterans with training in practicums & internships at appropriate businesses Match Veterans with Mentors, particularly those with entrepreneurial plans Provide Veterans lodging & stipend during low-pay/unpaid time Offer Veterans additional support & structure during this period Mission: VALOR Practical Focus The culinary/ hospitality industry looks for real-world experience Slide 5 Fitness & related Stress relief Nutrition Classes & training for family members, as well as Wounded Warriors Mission: VALOR Practical Support Partner with other organizations to provide whole-life wellness & wellness training Slide 6 Pat Gualtieri, Executive Director, United War Veterans Council Marleen Levi, Communications Director, United War Veterans Council Carl Churchill, CEO, Lock-N-Load Java Chris Page, CEO, Army Week Association Michael Z. Williamson, Author and Business Owner C. Blake Powers, Consultant, former CEO Cooking with the Troops Robin Wallace, Social, Video & Digital Content Strategy, Hearst Digital Media Bill Biggar, Founder, SudokuPDQ LLC Alexander Pournelle, Vice President, Business Development, Location Connect Mission: VALOR Executive Leadership Committee Slide 7 Incorporate & file for 501(c)(3) Place interns with partners Locate building for NYC operations & secure property donation Gain funding to begin renovations, stipends & other support Mission: VALOR 2014 Plans Were completing Phase I, and will initiate Phase II operation plans Slide 8 $10K minimum for filings & start-up costs Donated office space Committed Partners: Culinary, Hospitality, VSO & Other Pro-bono legal service/representation Pro-bono financial advice & oversight Mission: VALOR Immediate Needs Heres what its going to take, right now: Slide 9 Funding Board and advisory board members Volunteers Introductions & more introductions Mission: VALOR Urgent Needs Whatll be needed almost immediately: Slide 10 CONTACT: C. Blake Powers 765-409-5646 laughingwolfone@gmail.com PARTNERS: Mission: VALOR With Your Help Mission: Valor will not just reach goals, but exceed them by orders of magnitude