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Causes: Job Training, Military & Veterans Organizations, Veterans

Mission: The mission of Hire Our Heroes (HOH) is to empower veterans and employers with the knowledge, skills, and innovative tools necessary to optimize a strategic workforce.

Results: *Touched over 828 Veterans to Date via Free flight Program; providing 2 free round trip tickets per week to transitioning veterans interviewing for their next career. * Put on monthly transition seminars *Work with veterans daily on helping to re-write their resume and build their brand on social media so that they are now ready to find their next career opportunity *Provide no cost training and certification to over 1400 veterans a month in various cyber security fields. *Connect Employers who are looking to hire veterans with the HOH veteran talent pool

Target demographics: Veterans overcome barriers and obstacles to employment, and to help Corporate America better reach out to and hire veteran employees.

Direct beneficiaries per year: Thousands of Veterans

Geographic areas served: Veteran Services Organization

Programs: *Providing no cost training and certification to veterans in order to assist them in finding gainful employment in the civilian sector. *Assist all transitioning veterans with one on one mentoring and coaching as they search for their next career as they exit the service *Resume writing support *Coaching and Mentoring *Fly Veterans for free to job interviews

Community Stories

67 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Thanks to the Hire our Heroes program to make free cybersecurity training accessible to qualified veterans, I have recently obtained my CompTIA Security+ certification. I have been able to use the materials provided to through this free training program to learn, certify, and obtain a job in a more desirable job field than I was previously working in. Without HoH, I would have only had the options of self-study or going back to college to obtain this knowledge. Hire our Heroes program made it much more feasible for me to re-train and obtain a job in a fast paced career of my choosing. I cannot show my thanks enough, and I didn't spend a dime. HoH is doing great work.

Comments ( 1 )

wahefty Thanks for the review! We are always happy to hear that we helped a Veteran further their career transition! Our no cost services for veterans is a great way to increase and improve skillsets and gain certifications that can and do lead to jobs! Congrats on your certifications and thanks for letting us know of your success!

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Client Served

Rating: 5


I was blessed to have HOH connect me with Lori (the energizer bunny of HR). Her knowledge, positive mentorship, and selfless devotion to my success is extraordinary. You want her on your team.

2 Natalie62

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I feel extremely fortunate and honored to serve as a volunteer for Hire Our Heroes. HOH is a non-profit that genuinely cares about our armed forces, their families, and well-being. HOH volunteers are passionate about what we do in volunteering our time to serve our armed forces. I’m also proud of the fact that when we work with these amazing men and women, there is no end date. We are here to help them when and whenever they need it. This has, and continues to be an amazing experience. I feel so blessed to be able to work with such honorable and amazing men and women. HOH strives to help these men and women realize the amazing skills, abilities, and potential they offer and have to share with corporate America and their communities.

2

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am blessed and deeply appreciative of the assistance that I have received from Marci and the entire staff of HOH. It's incredible that your hard work and dedication hasn't made HOH a household name amongst service members,but I am for certain that it won't be long before this happens. I would highly recommend the use of this service to anyone transitioning

2 Amanda192

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am blessed and honored to serve as a volunteer for Hire Our Heroes. In finding ways to volunteer, it is often difficult to gage the quality of organization you are volunteering for. HOH is truly non-profit and all of the volunteers give their time to serve our armed forces. Going into this experience, I thought it would be about what I could give back. But I can't even begin to describe what the amazing men and women that I have worked with have given back to me. It is an organization that truly follows the philosophy of "teaching a man to fish" by not just providing material resources, but by assisting them with recognizing the skills they possess.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am a Marine Corps Veteran of Operation Iraqi freedom, and since the economic downturn I have had trouble finding work that would provide enough to support my family. Recently I had the good fortune of being asked to interview for a position that matched my skills and education; the only issue was, that this interview was out of state, and with limited resources getting to the interview was going to prove very difficult. Fortunately for me, I found Hire our Heroes and I was put in touch with Margi. I can't say how very blessed I am to have had Margi and the Hire our Heroes Team in my corner. Thanks to HOH and Southwest I was able to make it to my interview and back. I have now moved on to the second round of the hiring process and my chances are looking good, thanks to Hire our Heroes. I can't begin to state how grate full I am to Margi and the Team.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

I was surprised by the quick support I received from Hire Heroes. I needed a plane ticket on short notice for a job interview across the country. I had to do a little leg work but it was well worth the effort. They provided me with the ticket I needed to get there. Thank You Margi!

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Volunteering for Hire our Heroes provides such a wonderful opportunity for me to use my professional skill set to help veterans in need of assistance. The burden on me is minimal, the schedule flexible, and HOH is really tuned in to matching the needs of veterans to those who can help. Those we serve as so grateful and positive and have the kindest responses to my communications. I believe more people would volunteer if they new volunteer opportunities like those HOH offers, and with such a wonderful "customer" base, existed!

2

Former staff

Rating: 5

I am HOH's executive assistant and I LOVE IT! The passionate staff always are able to manage fantastic events, create opportunities for volunteers and veterans, and is very communicative. I can't say enough about the volunteers and staff of Hire Our Heroes. It is well organized but personal. You are always able to get a hold of one of the staff members for guidance. It is truly an honorable and dedicated group.

1 Daniel101

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Great non profit. Very grass roots organization that makes an impact in the lives of veterans. As a Marine veteran, I know transitioning into the civilian workforce is not an easy task. HOH does a great job of connecting veterans with mentors and companies to GET THEM HIRED!

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I'm really glad to be a part of this organization. Not only I am a volunteer Career Transition Specialist but I am a veteran who wished I knew that this organization existed when I was transitioning myself about 11 years. Now that I am recruiter I feel honored to give other veterans feedback on their resumes, tips on negotiating salary, and any additional support as they need it. I also enjoy that as volunteer we can attend other events to meet other veterans. I have only been volunteering for a couple months and very impressed.

3 loreli925

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been a Volunteer Career Transition Specialist for Hire Our Heroes for just over a month now. During this short period of time, I have become enamored with all of the veterans that I have had the privilege to work with and am so grateful for this program. I have had the opportunity to (virtually) meet some individuals who have served our country, and they have each taught me something about myself. I very much look forward to what comes next. Thank you, Hire Our Heroes!

2

Board Member

Rating: 5

Hire Our Heroes (HOH) was started to assist veterans in the transitioning process and bridge the gap for civilian employment opportunities. After establishing a minimal viable product (MVP) we uncovered that this is a monumental task and it will take a village of volunteers to support this mission. We have also discovered on a larger scale that veterans need to understand who they are and what makes them happy before figuring out a career path. Employers need to be educated on the value that transitioning veterans bring to the table and if they will give our military members an opportunity, they will exceed their wildest expectations. HOH has established some great industry relationships and is making a positive impact for our veterans.

2 Tara46

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been a Volunteer Career Transition Specialist for Hire Our Heroes for the past year. I feel valued and honored to counsel veterans transitioning into the civilian world, whether in private or public sector. This programs offers the best quality tools and resources (especially Linkedin) to veterans. I highly recommend these services!

2

Board Member

Rating: 5

Hire our Heroes (http://hireourheroes.org) is a 503c focused on helping military veterans transition to civilian employment through coaching, mentoring, and training. I am an exceptionally busy executive. But I make time to work with Hire our Heroes. It's mission, dedicated staff, and "get it done approach" is all top notch and focused holistically on vets and their families. What a wonderful organization that does what is says it does and doesn't just talk about the problem. Kudos to Dan and all the staff of HoH for their selfless work to support our veterans.

2 Tonia O.

Client Served

Rating: 5

What a wonderful organization. My son Sgt Eric Osborne, his girlfriend & I were recently recipients of KISS/Def Leppard concert tickets and back stage passes thanks to Hire for Heroes. My son is active duty but has been in a hospital most of the last 4 months. It was so great to see him excited about going out and joining the real world again. This was a big time for us in more ways than one. Thank you and God Bless! Tonia Osborne

Comments ( 1 )

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HireOurHeroes 11/02/2016

Hi Tonia, Thanks so much for your kind review! We would love to speak to you and your son about your experience with HOH! Please email alexandra@hireourheroes.org for further info.

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Outstanding organization making a real difference in veteran's lives after they leave the military!

3

Board Member

Rating: 5

Hire Our Heroes is the absolute best Veteran's support nonprofit I have ever found. The staff is not only dedicated, but they all have military experience themselves, which really separates them from the crowd of other Veteran service nonprofits. Hire Our Heroes invests an incredible amount of personal time and energy into each Veteran, helping the Veteran understand what his or her idea career path may be in the civilian world. I am particularly impressed by the free airline tickets (more than 20 flights this year!) Hire Our Heroes have to Veterans to fly them to their civilian job interviews. If you are looking for a world-class nonprofit dedicated to helping our Nation's Veterans find jobs, look no further than Hire Our Heroes.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

This is the first non-profit I've seen who is devoted to making sure the entire hiring process for veterans goes smoothly. So many other non-profits focus on small pieces of the puzzle, but Hire Our Heroes tackles the: training, the preparation, interview, business attire, and even transportation to the final interview.

I joined the board because of their mission, but also because the Co-Founder, Dan Caporale has extensive experience in the staffing industry. I'm excited to watch Hire Our Heroes continue to grow and expand!

2 Patti28

Donor

Rating: 5

A wonderful non for profit cause! Helping our veterans find jobs is so important! Thank you to this cause for taking care of our Heroes after they have taken care of us!

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2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This is a wonderful and worthy cause. We need to help the heroes that have protected us, find work. This nonprofit organization has done just that. They are helping our veterans find employment opportunities that they so desperately need!

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I was a volunteer for the charity skeet shoot in Maryland this past month. HOH did a great job organizationally, keeping things running smoothly. I really appreciated the opportunity to work along side veterans and wounded veterans. It was a moving day to see our heroes enjoying themselves and relishing in the support of all those that came out to shoot some clays with our nation's finest.

2

Board Member

Rating: 5

We began this journey with the mindset of helping one veteran at a time. Success to us, even if our doors closed tomorrow, means that we were able to assist just one veteran obtain employment and outfit that individual with the necessary tools to 'fit and win' in today's marketplace.

The military's motto is to leave no man behind, Hire our Heroes intent is to leave no veteran unemployed. We are on are way to fulfilling this goal.

4 Tim_50

Board Member

Rating: 5

We started Hire Our Heroes (HOH), so we could design a program to spread the word about the importance of assisting veterans in the transitioning process and bridge the gap for civilian employment opportunities. Establishing a minimal viable product (MVP) we have uncovered just how big of an issue we are facing. We have discovered on a larger scale that veterans need to understand who they are before they can truly figure out what they want to do. Employers need to be educated on the value that transitioning veterans bring to the table and IF they will just give them an opportunity, they will exceed their wildest expectations more times than not. HOH has established some great industry relationships and is making a positive impact for our veterans. Come join us in our mission of the eradication of veteran unemployment.

2

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Hire Our Heroes is a passionate and sincere non-profit purely focused on providing "whatever it takes" to assist veterans transitioning from the military to private industry - utlimately to provide them with the requisite knowledge and financial support to "prepare them for professional positions" and to "get them to interviews by providing free transportation [flights] anywhere in the U.S."

I was fortunate to have been asked to provide a full day workshop for 20+ vets currently in the miitary or those that recently discharged - it was a great day. I was able to share my knowledge of what they needed as next steps and the vets reinforced my belief in them as viable candidates with an exceptional work ethic!

Kudos to Dan Caporale and Tim Kirk and their Board for providing this valuable service!

Alan A. Malinchak, CEO, Eclat Transitions LLC

2 Patrick43

Client Served

Rating: 5

An internship was set up for me with the help of Hire Our Heroes co-founder Tim Kirk. I have been working the internship for 6 months and I love it. The experience I have gained and the people I have met along the way will prove to be invaluable in the future. The best thing is I have a job when I retire from the Corps and have the time dedicated to this job to hit the ground running.

2 HeidiWebb

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I was compelled to help Hire Our Heroes because they have a very unique way of employing veterans that works -- from intensive workshops and training on personal branding to helping fly (that's right, fly) veterans to job interviews across the country. In my short 8-week volunteer experience with HOH, they were able to help 5 veterans launch their careers with very impressive organizations. The board and the hard-working volunteers feel very passionate about this work and their feelings are contagious!

2 Trcondit

Client Served

Rating: 5

As Vets ourselves, my husband and I are very committed to help fellow Vets find employment .

This is a fabulous way to help Vets! We have referred our lcal HOH in Raleigh to many of our networking partners!

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Not just a job!

At HOH, the goal is not to find transitioning vets a job. It is also not a place to go write a resume, do some mock interviews or get a color code class on how to dress for success. HOH is where transitioning veterans can go to find "WHO" they are so they are better educated on "WHAT" to do. HOH walks the proverbial mile with the people they help to ensure they also learn "HOW" to do it and "WHERE" to find the right mentorship to finally, on D-DAY (Career transition day) they can "ACT" and find the career path that fits their profile.

It's a bout doing end to end transition process.

2

Board Member

Rating: 5

Hire Our Heroes (HOH) was founded as a result of the passion that we felt towards giving back to other veterans! HOH is operated by those DEDICATED veterans and HOH Team of personnel who share in our vision to be a premier not-for-profit organization focused on assisting veterans and employers through an AWARENESS campaign to optimize a strategic workforce; be a trusted partner to our veterans and employers by providing “Been There, Done That” MENTORING; delivering innovative TRAINING to employers and veterans; optimize a strategic workforce utilizing our NETWORK which includes world-class organizations who understand the importance behind hiring our transition veterans and are looking for guidance; create a positive INFLUENCE on the lives of veterans and employers which will allow for the replication of assistance for years to come, ultimately assisting with the eradication of veteran unemployment which can only be accomplished through collaborative teamwork.

2

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Hire our Heroes organization is true to their mission statement and intent. I made a referral to them, and within four days, that young veteran was employed. Actions and commitment like this make the difference, the real difference, in the lives of transitioning veteran’s and their families. Thank you, HIRE-OUR-HEROES, for all you do, every day.

2

Client Served

Rating: 5

I met with Dan not knowing exactly how Hire Our Heroes and PRISM Inc. would work together. We found we had the same mission, to help our Heroes! PRISM Inc. helps by finding our heroes jobs coming out of the military while also providing career counseling and resume consultation. Hire our Heroes has been instramental in referring wonderful people to help fill our expansive network of open jobs. PRISM inc. looks forward to more success in working as a team to fulfill our mission of helping our heroes!

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I volunteer for this charity; Hire Our Heroes, the reason that I wanted to get involved was to give to our military veterans, my way of saying thank you to them for their service.
Hire Our Heroes is unique that it includes Veterans helping other Veterans through the transition from military to civilian workforce. As these veterans change out of their uniform, Hire Our Heroes assists them with top Training, Mentoring and Coaching .They accomplish this by offering one-on-one monthly coaching and mentoring sessions by enlisting veterans and volunteers out of Corporate America, networking events, and group training across North America.

They assist veterans with resume writing, social media training, and connecting with employers looking to hire veterans.
The people involved are go getters and anxious to sincerely assist their fellow veterans. Highly recommend getting involved in this organization whether it be volunteering, becoming a trainer or coach or donating to this amazing and inspiring cause!