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Project RELO

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Employment Preparation & Procurement, Job Training

Mission: To educate and train corporate America on the value of hiring our nation's veterans. Through immersive leadership training, corporate executives and key leaders get a first hand view to what a veteran can do for their company. Through shared experiences executives and veterans collaborate on innovation, success, motivation, and business ideas to take companies to the next level.

Results: Currently have worked with over 350+ companies 100% of veterans that attend a Project RELO mission have secured employment within 90 days of mission completion. 98.9% of all corporate leaders say that Project RELO is the best leadership training they have ever received. currently working with 5 of 10 Fortune 10 companies.

Target demographics: businesses grow by doing something that is considered a social good

Direct beneficiaries per year: 300+ individual companies get connected to new pools of veteran talent.

Geographic areas served: every state in the nation

Programs: our leadership mission, outreach, leadership development, and fundraising activities

Community Stories

14 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Advisor

Rating: 5

Some call me Mark, others call me Head Monkeybutt. I thought I knew a lot, i thought i knew most of the answers. In just a little over a year after being introduced to Project RELO, I can tell you there has never been a program, a non-profit, a company, that has displayed that, it in fact, knew what they were doing. During this time, as a CEO of a company, it has been expressed to me that there is a mindset that needs to be changed. After being on several missions through the organization I have learned some of those techniques And I use those today. Through the leader ship of this organization I have changed everything that I knew, my company’s policy, the way I think and simply that way in which I live. I now get it. And I now want to be a part of the solution, so much so, That I have changed my life around me so that I can be more a part of the organization and help make a difference. I truly believe that this organization is making a dent and changing lives so much so that companies are increasing their profits, increasing their productivity, and they’re changing their mind set on how they feel, think, and look at veterans that served this country. They looked at Veterans as heroes, and maybe they still do, but now they see them as an asset to their company. That is because Project RELO teaches leader ship. It changed me, now I get to change others. I’m all in. For life!

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caseymceuin We are so proud to call you family Mark! Thank you for your steadfast and loyal commitment to our mission!

Donor

Rating: 5

From the moment I met the guys from Project RELO and heard what they do I knew it would be a great fit for our mission to “Still Serve”. As a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business with a mission to continue still serving we pride ourselves on giving back to great Non-profits that support our Veterans. Project RELO has a great mission to educate corporate America on why it’s so important to hire Veterans. As Veteran myself I know the difficulties of that transition but I also know how the benifits of getting a foot in the door is, and that’s what Project RELO is all about; helping us get our foot in the door and educating corporate entities on how great our nations Veterans, are and benifits of hiring them. As long as Project RELO continues thier mission we’ll continue to support them!
Joseph Buccini (US Army Ret.)
Co-Owner
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Client Served

Rating: 5


Project RELO is by far the most innovative, outside the box thinking, impact driven, and unorthodox nonprofit organization I have ever seen. Working with Active duty service members getting ready to transition and service members that have transitioned. This organization educated and challenges corporate America to change the narrative on the way they hire veterans. To rethink their business strategies when it comes to a hiring veterans and to focus on hiring for character.

Board Member

Rating: 5

Businesses today are engaged in a fierce battle for the talent necessary to propel them towards increased growth and profitability. Project RELO provides business leaders insight into an often overlooked, and certainly under-employed talent pool that possesses the very skills companies most - our military veterans.

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caseymceuin 09/28/2018

Great words from a great man! Thank you for the vision to start this amazing organization and the continued and undying support to change the narrative in corporate America. Beyond proud to work alongside you!

4 Patrick Leo E.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've been involved in ProjectRELO for almost 2 years now. Each mission I participate on adds an incredible amount of value to my life. I meet incredible people from the military as well as the civilian world. I come away learning something that I can use to become a better founder, father, husband. The greatest part is the relationships I've built with everyone else.

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caseymceuin 09/28/2018

Thank you for your continues supprt to Project RELO Pat. It is truly an honor to serve alongside you!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Great organization that thrives and achieves success through hard work and dedication. This organization connects business leaders with veterans to assist with veterans transition to the civilian sector. I can not say enough about this organization.

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caseymceuin 09/28/2018

You are a valuable member of the family James. So glad that you trusted us with your transition, and so proud to have you on our team.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

Since the moment I learned about ProjectRELO a few years ago, I have been sharing their mission with corporations and Human Resources executives in our Chicago community and beyond. Having been a 20-year member and now chapter president of Chicago SHRM, I am keenly aware of the value military leaders add to our organizations. ProjectRELO is not a “feel good” or one-time support type of non-profit. They exist to help businesses exceed expectations, create value beyond their competition, increase revenue for shareholders and employees alike, and create an incredible culture-add to already existing best-in-class companies.

Experiencing a mission with ProjectRELO is something that will live in you forever. The relationships you build, compassion you will feel and learnings you will share are beyond words. I am fortunate to be part of this journey on changing the narrative of hiring military veterans.

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caseymceuin 09/28/2018

Thank you so much Shelli for being such a tremendous asset to our team. Your input and dedication to our mission is above reproach and we are blessed to have you!

4 DLBryant

Volunteer

Rating: 5

As I was transitioning out of the Army after 10 years as an Officer I was stuck by what I thought I didn't know, confused by the terminology of the civilian sector, and quite frankly scared of the transition. Project Relo helped me to see my value, my worth and provided me with the understanding that it is okay to talk about yourself, it is okay to talk of the great things I've done.

With the assistance of Project Relo and the many executives I was able to meet during the missions I attended, I built up my confidence and secured a job with a fortune 100 company!

Project Relo is a family, a family of Veterans, Volunteers, and Executives. I am honored to be a part of Project Relo and humbled to be able to call Project Relo my family.

5 Casey M.2

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Project RELO is by far the most innovative and progressive nonprofit organization out there. Having worked in the nonprofit world for years, Project RELO has revolutionized the way that companies think about business strategies when it comes to a veteran hiring program, and focuses on hiring for the character of the person, rather than what is depicted on a resume. When you bring business leaders and veterans together, you see a psychological change in both parties, only wanting one thing..... Change. Project RELO is that change, and for that, I will be invested in Project RELO for life!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am a Project RELO volunteer and have participated in several of their Missions. Each Mission has brought together a diverse group of industry leaders and transitioning veterans. The experience has upended my worldview of the value of veterans for today’s workforce. To see veterans lead indudustry leaders is a awe inspiring experience you won’t find elsewhere.

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caseymceuin 09/28/2018

Thank you Glen for your unwavering support of our mission!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Project RELO is a life-changing experience. I have been on several missions and every time, I come away inspired by what the women and men of the military can accomplish. The most gratifying aspect for me is to watch the strong bonds and mutual respect that gets created in 4 short days between all of the veterans and business executives. I'm proud to be part of this organization and recommend Project RELO to anyone in the business community that is interested in learning first hand about how their organization can improve by hiring individuals of high integrity with superior problem solving skills, a can-do attitude and deep sense of loyalty.

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caseymceuin 09/28/2018

Thank you for always going above and beyond to make our mission known from coast to coast! I wish we could clone you!

5 Jim V.1

Board Member

Rating: 5

This is a wonderful organization filled with dedicated people truly looking to help solve common problems in uncommon ways.

PROBLEM 1: veteran transition and underemployment.
PROBLEM 2: Helping companies thrive by hiring top talent in a tight labor market.

Why is ProjectRELO special... because they are connecting these two problems and creatively solving them by helping companies realize how to change their viewpoint from....

BEFORE: "Let's help veterans."

to AFTER: "Wow! veterans can help us."

This is the KEY, and the folks at ProjectRELO are doing a wonderful job improving companies and changing lives by changing the narrative.

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caseymceuin 09/28/2018

Thank you for the kind words Jim! You are a constant professional and we value your time, effort, and devotion you have dedicated to our team!

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I was lucky enough to participate with Project RELO’s inaugural mission, and have participated in several of them since. These "missions" combine business leaders with veterans in an outdoors experience, where teamwork and camaraderie prevail. The experience of participating on a mission is on my short list of life’s best experiences. It is incredibly rewarding to be part of a team that is dedicated to improving the hiring practices of businesses, as well as the career opportunities for veterans. Significant business leaders show up and the networking opportunities are real, but the huge bonus is that this networking is with people that are committed to making a difference. The veterans I’ve been privileged to meet on these trips are exceptional people that I’m now proud to call my friends. In practice, I’ve now entered into business arrangements with two of them simply because of how impressed I am of their abilities. I strongly recommend this experience to anyone that can find the time…it’s truly life changing. I started off as a participant, and later got involved with the Board because of my belief in this group.

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caseymceuin 09/28/2018

Thank you Bob for the tremendous review! Your support of our mission is amazing and we are proud to call you family! Thank you for all that you continue to do to give back!

5 Lauren S.6

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have been working with Project Relo and their team for a little over a year and am absolutely blown away by not only their commitment but by the impact they are making all across corporate America. Project Relo is an exceptional organization, reaching senior leaders across all industries who would otherwise have very little knowledge of and experience with our military and exposes them to best we have to offer. I would strongly recommend a mission to any company that cares about our country and is willing to invest in bridging the gap that exists and is growing between the men and women who serve and the citizens of our nation.

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caseymceuin 09/28/2018

Thank yo so much for the amazing review Lauren! It is partners like you that make what we do easy. When you partner with like minded people, it makes making a difference all that much better. To the next level my friend!