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ACP assists veterans transitioning from military service to civilian workforce

Tuesday, March 01, 2016

American Corporate Partners (ACP) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to assisting U.S. veterans in their transition from the armed services to the civilian workforce. 

ACP’s Veteran Mentoring Program connects post-9/11 veterans and transitioning service members with mentors from Fortune 500 companies for free year-long mentorships based on their career objectives and professional experiences. 

ACP currently has numerous openings available to work with a corporate mentor in your career field of interest. 

To apply, visit http://www.acp-usa.org/mentoring-program/program-overview

The mentoring program launched in 2008 and originally supported three hundred mentorships in select U.S. cities. Today, the program has grown to more than 2,500 active mentorships. 

Since its inception, more than 6,500 veterans have completed an ACP mentorship and have acknowledged the positive impact it has made during their career transition. 

For example, Jeremy H., an E-7, U.S. Army Reserve, explains the benefits of an ACP mentorship saying, "My mentor has been a wealth of knowledge and given me the confidence to compete in the civilian sector."

As ACP has grown, the organization has cultivated unique relationships with the U.S. Army Reserve, ACAP, and Army leaders, including Gen. (Ret.) David H. Petraeus and Gen. (Ret.) John M. Keane, both of whom serve on ACP’s Advisory Council. 

ACP is proud to have these diverse ties to the Army and is thankful for their support.

ACP continues to see the importance of investing in our returning veterans, most especially through career counseling, training and development. 

ACP’s Mentoring Program is open to all currently serving and recently separated veterans (including members of the reserve and National Guard) who have served on active duty for at least 180 days since Sept. 11, 2001.
 

Evan Usher

Senior Operations Associate

American Corporate Partners