The Mission Continues is an organization that utilizes veterans who are committed to serving the community. They believe that veterans can find new ways to continue serving, and that through said work, one can re-define their purpose. Moreover, under-served communities benefit from the product of our labors.  

The Mission Continues 2nd Service Platoon aided in planning a service project to benefit the Maywood Park District, the Urban Inspiration Garden. The 2nd Service Platoon is focused on making an impact toward underprivileged youth and youth violence. Their labor force consists of dozens of veteran and non-veteran members.  Together The Mission Continues and the Maywood Park District aims to make meaningful impacts on the community. We look forward to the development of future projects and more!

Opening a warehouse for reusable building materials was a natural step for its’ owners.  With a sincere belief of reducing the amount of waste that is taken to our landfills every single day, the obvious idea was to have a vested interest in the entire process of deconstruction.  From removal of materials, to onsite auctions, the owners realized the missing piece was creating a retail location for all reusable materials that could be sold affordably to the general public.   The ReUse Depot acted as an integral part towards the development and success of the Maywood Park District’s Urban Inspiration project. With their help, we continue to pursue endeavors that benefit the community!


Through the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, DePaul University offers an archaeology field school in the City of Chicago. Through this program, Maywood Park District collaborates on this front through their Urban Archaeological Field School. Because they are engaged with the City of Chicago, their excavations emphasize on elements of the city’s history. Previous sites have included the Chicago World’s Fair, Camp Douglas (a Civil War POW camp), Pre-civil War sites in the City of Maywood, a pre-Civil War one-room school house in Old Edgebrook, Pullman Village, and the Charnley-Pesky House from Chicago’s Gilded Age.