As a local nonprofit organization, 211 San Diego is the region’s trusted source for information and connections to community, health, and disaster resources. Help is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, and in more than 200 languages. We maintain a database of more than 6,000 services and resources that are updated on a real-time basis and our Community Connectors help connect San Diegans to the accurate information they need.
We believe access to health and social services provides a foundation for individuals and families to build and sustain
healthy lives, so we’re collaborating with service providers in the San Diego region to build a more efficient, equitable, and accessible system that addresses the whole health of a person through integrated, person-centered care.
American Corporate Partners (ACP) is a national nonprofit organization focused on helping returning veterans and active duty spouses find their next careers through one-on-one mentoring, networking and online career advice.
More than 1 million veterans are expected to transition from the armed forces to civilian life over the next five years. ACP engages the American people in a unique volunteer opportunity to provide career guidance to returning military as they transition back into civilian life.
We believe that the biggest issue facing our returning service members is not unemployment – it’s underemployment. ACP focuses on helping veterans and active duty spouses find meaningful employment opportunities and develop long-term careers.
Our members and customers are professionals who help others achieve their full potential by improving their knowledge, skills, and abilities in the workplace. They go by many titles: talent development managers, trainers, instructional designers, performance consultants, frontline managers, workplace learning professionals, and more. ATD’s members come from more than 120 countries and work in organizations of all sizes and in all industry sectors.
Committed to strengthening military families by connecting them with their neighbors, individuals and organizations – to create communities of mutual support.
We empower families to thrive as they serve. We are committed to strengthening military families by connecting them with their neighbors to create vibrant communities of mutual support.
Founded in 2009 by military spouses with you in mind, we empower military families to thrive by connecting them with their civilian neighbors - both people and organizations - to create strong communities of support.
Bradley-Morris, Inc. is the leading military recruiting firm specializing in transitioning military and veteran talent. We make the translation between military skill sets and civilian talent profiles for top leadership, technical, sales and operations career opportunities with Fortune 1000 employers.
Their mission is to serve as a link to bring community (organizations) together to help people efficiently access appropriate services.
Hopeful Speaking & Consulting is a business that offers a wide range of services, including webinars, training, coaching, and business consulting. We aim to help individuals and organizations achieve their full potential and enhance their skills and knowledge to reach their goals.
Foundation for Women Warriors is a 100-year-old nonprofit organization dedicated to honoring and empowering the women veteran community.
Designed to enhance the personal and economic wellbeing of women veterans and address the growing needs of the increasing population of military women transitioning to civilian life.
Hire Heroes USA provides free job search assistance to U.S. military members, veterans and their spouses, and we help companies connect with opportunities to hire them.
Hiring Our Heroes is a nationwide initiative to help veterans, transitioning service members, and military spouses find meaningful employment opportunities.
nterfaith Community Services is a nonprofit based in San Diego, CA. Our organization provides food, housing, employment, treatment and other emergency resources for local people in crisis.
The mission of MVPvets (MedTech and BioTech Veterans Program) is to assist and prepare transitioning military veterans for meaningful employment in life science companies. With new health applications and innovative consumer products being discovered and created on a daily basis, opportunities to support the science, engineering, technology or business functions of a life science organization are vast.
MVPvets brings Veterans, Mentors and Companies together through live and virtual career-building endeavors.
ABOUT THE MEA
Marine Executive Association (MEA) – "Networking Core Values"
Like many other organizations, the Marine Corps is known for taking care of its own. What sets the
Marine Corps apart is the high standards of professionalism, discipline, and core values that frame the Marine's character. Taking care of our own is not just a catchphrase, but also an MEA commitment of:
The Marine Executive Association (MEA), a non-profit 501(c)(19), veterans' organization that has been supporting transitioning Marines (active and reserve) for 40-years. MEA is a national, membership, volunteer, non-profit organization of former, retired, and current active-duty Marines who have agreed to share their job hunting and hiring experiences with fellow Marines of all ranks – embracing our culture of "Once a Marine, Always a Marine" –translation Marine for life!
MEA's mission is to assist Marines seeking transition assistance from active duty or reserve/retired status, leaving the Corps at the end of obligated service, or moving from one civilian career to another.
NOTE: MEA does not place Marines in jobs; however, we do provide resources through our network of "Marines helping Marines" seeking assistance as one transitions toward their future employment.
Transition assistance includes:
The MEA membership provides a weekly E-Mail list of newly posted jobs (for Marines) and resumes (for employers). Sign up for our weekly letter and other updates below.
MOJO Business Model
MOJO was launched in 2012 as an exclusive hiring event specific to degreed transitioning military professionals and military spouses. Employers attending can recruit early career Enlisted and NCOs, as well as Junior Officers and Senior Military Leaders. Our talent pipeline offers diversity in rank, race, gender. There are No Fees for Hires.
White Glove Experience
MOJO white glove customer service is about providing a premium experience for our corporate partners and our veterans. We surpass expectations by prioritizing their needs, genuinely caring about their success, providing an individual overview of our 2-day program. Producing exceptional events and remarkable results.
We’re committed to empowering veterans and military spouses throughout their career. Alongside our partner organizations, we provide mentorship, coaching, and career discovery to help military talent realize their potential and define their professional goals. Our extensive talent network is organically grown from the relationships we build and the authenticity we maintain. We create optimal talent solutions based on the needs of your organization and harness the power of our matchmaking ability to deliver top-tier talent, on demand. With the lowest fees in the industry, we not only save you money - we make you money - by powering your workforce with our nation’s best-in-class talent.
What Makes NAVNET Resources different from other transition assistance firms?
Our Competitive Edge
For Individual NAVNET Members
For Individual NAVNET Members – We maintain a member database that gives each individual access to other NAVNET members in myriad industries and companies. This access provides networking opportunity to information on the current industry needs and trends. This knowledge is valuable in developing individual marketing strategies as the member transitions from their military careers or from one post military employment to another.
The Onward to Opportunity Program at Camp Pendleton
Offers two career tracks: Information Technology & Business Management
Your journey will begin with three days of face-to-face classroom training and facilitation that includes the Onward to Your Career course and a foundations course in a learning pathway of your choosing. The classroom portion is followed by 12 weeks of online coursework to earn an industry certification. While you complete your certification coursework, you will also participate in mixer/networking events with our National Employer Partners to hone your personal marketing techniques and skills. This is a great way to gain inside perspective on careers in the private sector while introducing yourself to companies who are looking to hire O2O graduates. Additionally, our National Partner Hire Heroes USA will also help to build your resume and prepare you for interviews.
Operation Connect is a FREE military transition program that gives back to those who served our country. Our mission is to connect transitioning service members to business leaders, owners, and influential people in the community.
Veterans are future captains of industry, leaders, and model citizens in our North San Diego community. They will enrich our local economy for years to come and are a community asset deserving of investment.
Key Program Components
What is PMI Membership?
In a word, dedication. PMI membership signifies that you’re serious about your project management career and your professional development. It highlights this dedication to employers, colleagues and stakeholders, giving you an edge in the job market. It also provides you with access to valuable knowledge, networks and resources.
Our Mission: Deliver Military Talent Solutions
RecruitMilitary connects employers to military job seekers via services that include contingency recruiting, career fairs, a job board, employer branding, and a military-centric publication, Search & Employ® magazine. Founded in 1998 by a Marine Corps veteran, RecruitMilitary offers career services free of charge to the military community.
The Veterans Business Outreach Center (VBOC) program provides entrepreneurial development services such as Boots to Business/Reboot, counseling, and referrals for eligible Veterans owning or considering starting a small business.
On this website you will find information on a variety of training events and how to register for Boots to Business/Reboot and workshops on topic such as government contracting.
Our mission is to help create, develop and retain Veteran-owned small business!
Boost for our Heroes is a financial assistance and education program that benefits military members, veterans and their families. This program provides a variety of workshops, outreach efforts, and one-on-one consultations to help men and women experiencing a financial hardship become financially stable.
Educational programs focus on seven main topics: development of a savings plan, fundamentals of buying a house and car, mastering the military transition, workplace readiness, understanding and utilizing credit and debt management.
The San Diego Military Advisory Council (SDMAC) was founded in 2004 as a 501(c)(6) non-profit organization with a mission to support and promote the mutual business and other interests of the military, their quality of life, and the defense community in the San Diego area. SDMAC advocates on behalf of our military, those who serve or have served, and their families in the greater San Diego region.
Since 2004, SDMAC has filled a vital role in advancing the partnership and communication between the military, elected and appointed officials, and the business community, while simultaneously working to enhance recognition of the military's many economic and social contributions to the San Diego area.
Our signature events are the SDMAC monthly breakfasts, which take place on the third Wednesday of every month and feature prominent speakers from the Department of Defense, Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard. These events provide both the opportunity to hear firsthand knowledge from military leadership and to network with more than 300 military and civilian business leaders of the San Diego community. SDMAC also hosts an annual Achievement Awards ceremony to honor those who show exemplary service to our military community.
SD SHRM is the local chapter of the national Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). Since 1945, we have provided human resource professionals with the resources they need to excel in their careers. Become a member and discover new opportunities to network with other HR professionals, stay up to date on the latest HR legislation, tap into our dedicated HR career center, and much more.
We invite you to participate in SD SHRM activities, as well as contribute your time and talent to our working committees: Communications, Educational, Legislative Action, Membership, Diversity, Workforce Readiness, Sponsorship, Conferences, Programs and SHRM Foundation.
SFG’s mission is to help you find the business that is right for you and your family.
Experienced Franchise CEO, business development specialist, entrepreneur and franchise consultant with a demonstrated history of leading small business and franchise owners as they build successful companies. Skilled in brand analysis, marketing, commercial site analysis and business development, he is a Certified Shopping Center Manager (CSM) with a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing from San Diego State University. Founded Spectrum Franchise Group in 1996.
STEP builds financial self-sufficiency among junior active duty enlisted members, recently discharged enlisted Veterans and their families facing financial crisis through counseling, education, and emergency grants.
Veteran's Ascend is now Talents Ascend.
In October 2022, Talents ASCEND was formed to encompass our work with the military community and expand to also serve the disability and justice-involved communities.
Easterseals Southern California delivers the Veteran Employment & Transition Services (VETS), which provides employment transition support for veterans leaving the military.While Easterseals is known for its services to people with disabilities, veterans do not need to have a disability to use Veteran Employment & Transition Services.
The Veterans Beer Club was formed in 2016 by three retired Marine Corps veterans who are passionate about helping Veterans transition into civilian life after the military.
The VBC purpose is three-fold: first, assist transitioning service members through networking, discussions of important events, introductions to industries across the region, and ensuring service members are personally introduced to leaders in aforementioned groups. The VBC believes by supporting, vetting, and assisting noteworthy organizations that legitimately help veterans this will also help the entire San Diego community. Second, translate our military service to community service, ensuring we continue our leadership into non-profit, volunteer, and civil service organizations. Lastly, continue our sense of camaraderie, thus safeguarding the bonds established during our military service, and ensuring there is a safety net of resources for veterans. VBC will continue to interface with senior veterans and business leaders in the community, and leverage their passion for assisting fellow veterans. Also, since the Marine Corps was born in a bar in 1775, having the VBC rotate amongst the 100+ breweries in San Diego is only fitting for our group.
Paraphrasing Ben Franklin, "Beer is proof God loves us and wants us to have a happy transition."
We should all pay homage to those wonderful words of wisdom.
The bar is open. Semper Fi!
Our Vision is to serve as the Program and/or Project Incubation Platform. Empower those with great and innovative ideas and supporting them with access to our Network and Resources to create a Win-Win solution.
Those who join have a desire to support the Veteran and Military Community. The NVCC welcomes Veterans and non-Veterans who love our Military Community and want to create a Positive Impact. We Support and Partner with Individuals and Organizations to:
2) Develop &
3) Implement Programs or Projects that support Veterans and Military Families
What We Believe
What We Do
Establishing Partnerships of Collaboration Connecting Veterans & Military Families to the Communities we live in.
What is 988?
The Veterans Crisis Line's new number—988 then Press 1—helps make it easier to remember and share the number to access help in times of need.
Signed into law in 2020, the National Suicide Hotline Designation Act authorized 988 as the new three-digit number for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. As part of the law, all telephone service providers in the U.S. had to activate the number no later than July 16, 2022.
Veterans can use this new option by dialing 988 and pressing 1 to contact the Veterans Crisis Line. Veterans may still reach the Veterans Crisis Line with the previous phone number—1-800-273-8255 and Press 1—by text (838255), and through chat (VeteransCrisisLine.net/Chat).
Veterans Transition Support (VTS) is an All-Volunteer San Diego and Orange County California based 501(c)(3) Nonprofit created in 2014 to help active duty service members and veterans bridge the gap between military service and civilian life through job training and one-on-one mentoring in career development, education planning and obtaining veteran benefits to launch their next career and prevent veteran suicide, homelessness, unemployment, and family disintegration.
The Veterans Transition Support “Military Transition Training Program” provides no cost professional certification courses and transition resource briefs at the Wounded Warrior Battalion on Camp Pendleton, in San Diego and in San Marcos. Partnerships with the Easter Seals Bob Hope Veterans Support Program and the VetCTAP veteran career management program ensures that all program participants who register for one-on-one assistance are provided with individualized employment support and assistance with resume writing, interviewing techniques, and networking at no cost to the veteran.
AMERICA'S MENTORING NETWORK FOR THE MILITARY
Join thousands of Service Members, Veterans, and Military Spouses in setting up free 1-hr mentorship phone calls with successful professionals. We’re the only Veteran Mentorship Platform to let you choose your own mentors and as many as you would like; our average member selects 4 mentors, and some mentees have 25+ mentors! Create a free profile at Veterati to get unlimited access to thousands of volunteer mentors: CEOs, recruiters, entrepreneurs, managers, Veterans & civilians alike.
Our passion is to help the military community…
I started Vets2Industry to provide a free resource library for the military community – active, guard, reserve, veteran, military-spouse, dependent children, Blue-Star & Gold-Star Families, and caregivers – so they know which organizations provide free services and benefits.
V2I also serves to break the circle of ignorance by listing companies that have opportunities for veterans, those that have specific military hiring programs, those that are on the 100 Military Friendly companies list, and those that selflessly provide Fortune 500 mentors for a year to transitioning service members through their partnership with American Corporate Partners.
The goal is to educate all 220,000 to 240,000 transitioning service members each year and their dependents on free resources to ease their transition and life needs, and more importantly, provide hope.
Vets’ Community Connections (VCC) assists veterans, military and their families in successfully integrating into their community by expanding their local networks and involving all parts of the community.
Work for Warriors (WFW) is a FREE job placement program in California. We assist all Service Members, Veterans, their families, natural disaster survivors, and Youth Academy graduates. With an ever-growing list of active business partnerships throughout California, we are able to offer our candidates a wide variety of careers, ranging in experience and backgrounds. Our Veteran Staffing Consultants will guide you through the hiring process. Whether you're unemployed, underemployed, or in need of a change, we want to help you find the career you've been searching for!
Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) began in 2003 as a small, grassroots effort providing simple care and comfort items to the hospital bedsides of the first wounded service members returning home from the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. As their post-service needs evolved, so have our programs and services. Today, through our direct programs in mental health, career counseling, and long-term rehabilitative care, along with our advocacy efforts, we improve the lives of millions of warriors and their families.
This effort requires the passion and commitment of friends, supporters, and like-minded organizations that enable us to fulfill our mission. With their collaboration and support, we strive to ensure that when those who serve come home, they’re afforded every opportunity to be as successful as a civilian as they were in the military.
At Zero8hundred, our goal is to ease the transition from military to civilian life. We are here to connect you to the resources specifically suited to your goals for joining the Southern California civilian workforce and community.
This free individualized support is available 12 months prior to military separation and up to one year post-military separation. The Zero8hundred team are trained Peer Navigators, with lived military experience, who are committed to working alongside transitioning service members to help them design and execute the post-military journey they want.