My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for FourBlock Foundation Inc, New York, NY, USA
As a FourBlock alumni, I can personally attest to the professionalism, dedication, and commitment FourBlock has to our transitioning Veterans.
The United States Military does their best to assist with a service member's transition through their Transition Assistance Programs (TAPS) programs; however, the Bereau of Labor and Statistics show that Veteran unemployment in 2019 is at 3.1% (284,000 veterans). To many, 3.1% may not sound like much, but there is an additional side to this story that rarely get's addressed. Zip Recruited and the Call of Duty Endowment conducted research and discovered that 1/3 of Veteran job seekers are underemployed. That is over 15% higher than non-veteran job seekers.
As I write this review, we are in the midst of a global pandemic, and I fear that these numbers may become much higher as we turn the corner to recovery. This is the precise reason I am writing on here. I want to share with everyone the value of FourBlock and how they have developed a program that addresses the areas not covered in the TAPS programs. In my personal opinion, FourBlock's partnership with corporate america, and their volunteer force of prior service professionals are a game changing combination for Veterans looking to crush their transition goals.
Whether you are a transitioning service member, or company/organization, FourBlock provides you with a tremendous service. For Veterans, you gain access to a comprehensive transition program, and have the opportunity to meet and network with FourBlock volunteers and corporate sponsors who in many cases have gone through what you are going through. Companies/organizations gain access to highly diverse and incredibly skilled candidate pool spanning several different industries and professional volunteer force who can help discuss how to attract and retain Veterans, all while helping deliver positive change and value to the lives and future trajectory of each and every transitioning service member in attendance.