In this Joespeak! Podcast, our guest is Eric Woolridge, who created American Veteran, a 501©(3) non-profit organization, to specifically address the overwhelming challenges plaguing military veterans throughout the country. Eric talks about how his reality as a veteran, and a licensed social worker whose work is connected to the Department of Veteran’s Affairs, influence his desire to affect change for veterans. A “hands on” leader who has created a food bank for veterans, Woolridge shares plans to achieve specific objectives surrounding housing and wrap around services for veterans, and shows the connection between veteran’s issues and social justice issues. Most importantly, he explains how he uses his work to create listening opportunities between very different types of people, and build bridges for the future.