Many cities are trying to tackle a number of problems facing veterans today, and having varying levels of success in doing so. Now, the city of Cincinnati is planning to get more involved in that sort of effort by partnering with dozens of other large cities across the country.

Cincinnati will join the Veterans Economic Communities Initiative, a group of 53 cities nationwide in which an "economic liaison" will work to create a network of organizations to help veterans get education and employment, according to a report from Cincinnati television station WCPO. The initiative was originally launched last year after the U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs wanted to extend the VA's reach in local communities.

"Our veterans and military servicemembers have given so much and sacrificed to help our city and our nation over the years," said Cincinnati mayor John Cranley, according to the station. "This new initiative is one way in which we can give our thanks and help make sure they and their families have the resources they need to lead rewarding and productive lives."

Cincinnati was chosen to participate in the program because of its veteran population, local unemployment rates for those former servicemembers, and the expected rate at which its veteran population will grow in the future, the report said. Other cities like New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Atlanta, and St. Louis are also heavily involved.

This may be good news to veterans across the country who continue to struggle in their search for employment after they finish their service. The organizations that are now getting involved will likely go a long way toward helping servicemembers get the support they need as they try to embark on a fulfilling civilian life once again.