Organization will use funding to help America’s service members obtain 21st century careers
The Call of Duty Endowment awards $500,000 in grants to five organizations working to train, educate and place returning service members and wounded warriors back in the workforce. Student Veterans of America was named among the organizations that will receive a grant of $100,000. SVA’s grant will go specifically towards linking their population of college veterans with career opportunities nationwide. They will partner with organizations to match student veterans with internships, mentorships, and job opportunities along with hosting their own internship and career fairs. Born from the difficulties veterans face adjusting to campus life, Student Veterans of America is the only organization solely dedicated to helping veterans succeed on college campuses. The group’s vision is to provide all student veterans with transition services, peer support, and job opportunities. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics there are currently more than one million veterans who are out of work in the U.S. Male veterans in the 18-24 age range experience an unemployment rate of 21.9 percent, and women in the same age range experience an unemployment rate of 15.3 percent.
Activision Blizzard, Inc., the worldwide online and console video game publisher and producer of the Call of Duty video game, established the Call of Duty Endowment, a non-profit, public benefit corporation. The organization seeks to help soldiers transitioning to civilian life find work and establish careers and to assist organizations that provide job placement and training. For more information about It has delivered more than $500,000 in grants and scholarships to assist veterans gain new careers in the civilian workforce. This past November, Activision committed another $1 million to the Endowment and pledged to find 1,000 jobs for veterans. The Call of Duty Endowment, please visit www.callofdutyendowment.org.