To advocate for and address the physical and social needs of persons with disabilities, Consuella Mackey, took over her mothers' program after her passing and developed Operation Confidence (O.C), a 501 © 3 nonprofit organization. Since it’s inception the organization has assisted 10,000 + individuals with wraparound services to better them becoming productive members of society. Services, such as with but not limited to job preparation/dress for success workshops, job creation and employment opportunities.
OC has hosted job fairs and community outreach events throughout the city of Los Angeles for over 25 years partnering with Fortune 500 companies, small businesses, and government agencies. Two such events took place on the grounds of the historical Los Angeles Sports Arena where all branches of the military and 120 vendors participated.
In 2009, Consuella discovered a large encampment of veterans living out of their wheelchairs on the streets of Skid row in Los Angeles. Many of whom still wore portions of their military uniforms while others proudly displayed remnants left of the American flag. It was at that time Consuella asked the Board of Directors for a commitment to do its part to help our forgotten American heroes.
Operation Confidence is pleased to announce the "AMERICAN'S INVISIBLE HEROES" Talk Radio Show that aires each Sunday from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. on LA Talk Internet Radio.
The show strives to provide a platform for veterans to share heartfelt stories, resources, services and accomplishments. Nonprofit organizations, community leaders, community colleges, universities, corporations, foundations,and government agencies are encouraged to be a guest on the show. For detailed information email firstname.lastname@example.org and attach a BIO
Veteran Employment Specialist
President-Co Founder True Ambitions Community Center
CEO & Founder of Veterans Charities Initiative
"Veterans in the Workplace" segment
"Veterans and the Legal System" segment
Deputy General Counsel at Cast & Crew, Sr. Attorney at Aerospace Corporation
Job Developer, Substance Abuse and Homeless Veteran Outreach Specialist
Former Chief of Payroll at Veterans Administration
Research Assistant at Rancho Los Amigos National
Air Force trained as a B-52 aircraft mechanic. Retired from American Airlines after 30yrs.
Serviced 22 years as a combat pilot for the US Army and Marine Corps. In the Army, she flew a Chinook helicopter and In Afghanistan for the 101st Airborne. Currently, she is the Excutive Director of The Veteran Awareness Project
Founding board member, served as both a successful attorney for more than half a century and as a Superior Court Judge presiding over more than 6,000 cases
Former Real Estate Broker, radio host on KCSN Concert Hall. Currently a writer for theater reviews, special articles, and cultural reviews for two local newspapers, Jewish Life News and her blog, Carol’s Culture Corner
USBank, Union Bank, City and County of Los Angeles, The Congressional Medal of Honors Society, Military Order of Purple Heart, VFW, Navy Rear Admiral Sandy Adams, Brig. General Ruth Wong, Exec. Dir. Los Angeles County Military and Veterans Affairs, Major Gen. Paul Mock, CalVet,Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Norberto Nardi, Nardi & Assoc. , LLP, Marlene Granderson,Granderson Holdings, LLC, Jet Sison, Capital Holdings, Inc., California Department of Veterans Affairs, Department of Rehabilitation, Los Angeles Country Department of Mental Health, USC Veterans Collaborative, UCLA Veterans Resource Center, CSUN Veterans Resource Center, The Soldiers Project, Military Women in Need , South LA Health Project-WIC, Los Angeles Department of Mental Health-Adult System of Care Center, Los Angeles Rescue Mission, VA Hospital, New Directions, Vietnam Veterans of America, Southwest Veterans Business Resource Center, Lions Club Eye Screening Mobil Van, PV Jobs, US Vets, Los Angeles Sheriff Explorer Scouts, City of Los Angeles Work Source Center, City of Hope, Salvation Army, Fremont High School JROTC, East Los Angeles High School JROTC, Jackie Robinson Post, West Valley Military Academy, Commission on Disability Access, California InterContinental University, FBI, DEA, Montford Point Marine Association, Disability Rights Legal Center, EDD-Veterans Employment, AM Vets, Bob Hope USO, GLAD, MTA Access Board, Air National Guard’s, National Women Army Corps, Vet to Vet, National Women Veterans Association of America, City of Los Angeles Department on Disability, Disabled Veterans of America, Warner Center Chamber of Commerce, Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce, Porter Ranch Chamber of Commerce, Northridge Chamber of Commerce. Los Angeles Art Institute.
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