Building on their generous support of Corporate America Supports You (CASY) in December 2016, The Schultz Family Foundation has awarded CASY with a second grant for $1,000,000. This grant will fully fund CASY’s employment training and placement program for the US Army Reserves and the Army National Guard for the next year.
CASY Founder and CEO Admiral Dan Kloeppel was elated at the news that CASY would receive a second grant from The Schultz Family Foundation, and cited the importance of teamwork at CASY when it came to earning this second grant. He stated, “It is a tribute to the CASY team that we have been able to successfully close out our first $500,000 grant with The Schultz Family Foundation six months early. Having done that, we are extremely pleased that they have seen fit to grant us an additional $1,000,000 for the year beginning July 1, 2017. We are very proud and honored to have earned this partnership.” When asked how this grant will impact CASY in the year to come, ADM Kloeppel said that “This grant will allow us to build the capacity necessary to insure the continued success of both our National Guard and Army Reserve Programs.”
This second grant will enable CASY to dramatically expand its work with the US Army Reserves and the Army National Guard. In 2017, CASY will be working with the National Guard Bureau to expand their existing technology platform through the CASY BrassRing to accommodate the addition of new National Guard Citizen Soldier for Life (CSFL) Employment Counselors. Through the funding from The Schultz Family Foundation, CASY and the CSFL will expand their training and development throughout the US in 2017.
Additionally, funding provided by The Schultz Family Foundation will allow CASY to train new Army Reserve P3 Employment Counselors throughout the US, while providing a customized applicant tracking system for both P3 and CSFL staff. Through this grant, CASY will be able to develop more engaging and outcome-driven training programs while providing ongoing technology and program support to P3 and CSFL.
For National Guard Soldiers, Army Reservists, Veterans, and transitioning military members, this grant will make a real difference in their employment opportunities. Through their work with P3 and the National Guard Bureau, CASY will continue in its mission to increase direct job placement and career progression assistance to military members from the Army Reserve and Guard communities. This grant will empower CASY as it continues the work of decreasing underemployment within these military communities, while also creating direct placements with higher pay and growth opportunities. This mission supports retention in both the civilian and military world for National Guard Soldiers and Army Reservists.
CASY and The Schultz Family Foundation have set out to place 2,000 Veterans, Army National Guard, and Army Reserve Soldiers into careers. Interested Veterans, Army National Guard members, Army Reservists, and transitioning soldiers can sign up for CASY’s free services at http://casy.msccn.org/.