One of the biggest challenges faced by veterans is the translation of skills performed during service to skills required in civil jobs. Organizations are consciously working to bridge that gap by educating employers. Project Love Coalition recognizes that partnership is key as most organizations partner with specialized teams for cultural / social initiatives to eﬀectively provide support services or auxiliary services. PLC’s goal is to connect veterans with other community residents and veterans aﬀairs pipelines that enable them to be workforce assets and leaders in neighborhood sustainability.
Green S.E.N.S.E. Agricultural Initiative
The Project Love Coalition is actively engaged in agricultural activities for veterans. Green S.E.N.S.E. is a green initiative that incorporates collaborative partnerships to identify sustainable eco-friendly niche systems for entrepreneurs. Green S.E.N.S.E. is focused on creating entrepreneurial opportunities, jobs, providing sustainable housing options, access to healthy foods in disinvested communities, and how to pursue proﬁtable niche markets such as clean energy, organic honey and grains or agriculture tourism. Our work begins by teaching veterans who seek to do better but are unfortunately homeless, were formerly homeless, or traumatized by combat and in danger of becoming homeless. Green S.E.N.S.E. overstands that agriculture is a therapeutic way to heal our heroes who have stood in defense of our great nation and now need our help.
PLC is currently seeking people to help develop an enhanced model training program to encourage veteran engagement in agricultural pursuits, particularly concerning small and medium-size farms and agribusiness, such as the provision of education and training to veterans and the development of skills leading to job placement and career opportunities in farming, including access to land (20 to 1,000 acres), equipment, and capital.