ONU Monthly Newsletter
We hope you are starting 2019 off right and sticking to your New Year Resolutions!  With the onset of the New Year, our team here at ONU is more committed than ever to serve increasing numbers of veterans in our community helping them find their dream careers. A goal without action is only a wish. ONU is taking steps to achieve our goal by reaching out to veterans in our community, providing the training needed to succeed, and connecting them with employers. With the help of our amazing supporters, donors, and employers, we will accomplish our goal. So we hope you'll enjoy the ONU January Newsletter and the stories that highlight our efforts to serve the Veteran Community; including Compass for your Cause, Highly Employable Veteran, Success after Service, ONU Upcoming Events, and ways you can get involved! 
Compass for your Cause
ONU is partnering with BBVA Compass to make an impact in the veteran community! BBVA Compass has designed an easy affinity program for organization like ONU that provides a simple yet continuous option to fundraise with little effort on anyone's part. How Does It Work? It's simple. Open a new account, add a new Visa debit card or transfer your direct deposit of $500 or more and with each qualifying transaction, BBVA will donate a minimum of 0.25% of your transaction to ONU at no cost to you!
Talk to your local BBVA Compass representative to set ONU as your charity using ONU's affinity code 137233. It's just that easy and what a great way to support our veterans just by doing your regular day to day transactions! 
Highly Employable Veteran
Darius Vergara is a graduate of ONU's Cohort 27. He is charismatic, highly skilled, educated, and experienced serving 26 years in the U.S. Navy as a Healthcare Operations Officer. He has a Bachelor's Degree in Healthcare Management and a Master of Public Health. Darius recently completed a Human Resources Professional Certificate from Syracuse University and holds certification in OSHA 30 and HAZWOPER (Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response). Darius is seeking a career in Operations or Healthcare Management. Darius was sponsored through the ONU program through Black Knight. If you know of a business interested in finding a top notch candidate able to positively impact their organization and employees, please have them contact us to connect with Darius. 
Success After Service
ONU's Finding the Uniform Program helps to change the lives of our veterans and the training we provide our veterans can catapult them into amazing new careers! One case in point is Paul Brodzik who served 9 years in the U.S. Army as a Provost Marshal. He has an M.B.A. in Data Analytics from the University of Southern Indiana, an M.B.A. in Organizational Security Management from Webster University, and a B.A. in Music Education from Michigan State University. Paul was seeking a career in Training and Development since January 2017 with no luck. In less than a month after graduating from ONU, Paul has accepted an offer from Yulista Aviation and will begin his new career as an Instructional System Design Analyst on February 4, 2019. 
We proud of Paul and frankly all our Veterans and we remain committed to helping them find careers! Join us in celebrating Paul for his hard work and dedication to the concepts learned at ONU! 
Upcoming Events
Jacksonville Icemen Military Appreciation Game
Have you purchased your tickets to Jacksonville Icemen Military Appreciation Game? On January 26, the Jacksonville Icemen will be dedicating this evening in honor of our military community. The Icemen games are perfect for a night of family fun, a night out with the boys or ladies night out or even a date night with your spouse! Whatever the occasion... be sure to wear your red, white, and blue to show of your patriotic spirit and acknowledge those who've served!
3rd Annual Veterans Cup
Join us at ONU's Third Annual Veterans Cup at Jacksonville Clay Target Sports on May 9th! This fundraiser is a great way to network with our team, our veterans, and the business community while enjoying a friendly clay shooting competition, good food, fun and sportsmanship! If you've never shot before, now's the time to try it! 
If you prefer to participate in other ways, we are always looking for sponsors and volunteers to help make this event an even bigger success! Come and bring your skills and your appetites as our resource partners will provide breakfast and lunch for our guest. Please contact us to find our more information as to how you can participate in this great event.
Ways to Support ONU
Join the Loyalty Brigade
ONU has a unique program that allows our supporters the ability to personally impact the success of our veterans each month. We have several levels that you can choose from and we have something for every budget! If you are interested in supporting our veterans, sign up today
Veteran Committed Company
This is a dynamic partnership between ONU and businesses committed to connecting and equipping veterans with the confidence, community and careers they deserve. If you believe your company is interested in becoming a VCC, contact us .
Thank You to Our ONU Proud Supporters
ONU Board of Directors

Tom Quinn , ONU Board Chair
Founder and Partner of LEADERS Professional Recuiting, Inc.

Melissa Circelli , ONU Vice Chair
Chief Human Resources Officer, Black Knight, Inc.

Mike Jones , ONU Board Treasurer
President, Business Capital, CIT Bank

Tom Chuba , ONU Board Secretary
Senior Sales Executive, Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of NJ

Ryan Hollister , ONU Board Member
Director of Project Development, Haskell Company

Our Veterans Our Community Our Responsibility TM