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 2008, 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.
Dennise Mejia, Executive Director,
Alpha Prime Consultant
Ambassador Diane E. Watson, Former Congressowoman
Elizabeth Yeo, US Navy Veteran, Former Cryptologist at US Navy
Stephanie Adams, Regional Manager, Economic Development
Heidi Duron, County Planner , San Bernardino
Operation Confidence "Nesting Homeless Veterans" Presentation & Discussion Panel was a huge success.
After working tirelessly for over a decade to raise awareness about the urgent need to provide stable housing for disabled veterans who are homeless, on Thursday, January 30th Operation Confidence a Los Angeles based grassroots nonprofit organization was welcomed with open arms by major community leaders from the county and city of San Bernardino (where the 5 acres of donated land is located)
When Ambassador Diane Watson the honored guest entered the room, she received a standing ovation.
The CSUSB- JROTC opened the event followed by Operation Confidence Board President, Jimmy McGee gave the opening remarks, Ms. Marlene Granderson was the amazing mistress of ceremony who introduced the distinguished guest speakers, such as veterans servicemen and women, the world-renowned architect who offered to design a network of houses, the landowner who donated the 5 acres of land and presented plans for employment opportunities, President of the University, Chief Deputy State Controller Betty E. Yee’s Office, Director of the San Bernardino Veteran Affairs, San Bernardino County Planning Director, Executive Director, Economic Development Department, CSUSB-MBA Team, Strategic Planners/Grant Writers, President of two community colleges, health and wellness representative, and so many others.
Former Councilman Tom LaBonge did an excellent job as the Facilitator. Board President McGee read surprising letters from Microsoft, Edward Air Force Base, T. Rowe Price and the Congressional Medal of Honor Society at the end of the event.
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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