Leave No Veteran Behind will serve as a SafePassage partner with three Chicago Public Schools in order to decrease youth violence on Chicago's South Side. Leave No Veteran Behind will do this by implementing its Educational Assurance Program in areas terrorized by gang activity - allowing us to hire as many as 53 Veterans per day to provide an additional adult presence in the neighborhoods surrounding the physical boundaries of the schools before and after classes take place At the same time, our program will be successful because it is leveraging the skillsets of the nation's military veterans in a manner that protects future generations of Americans. In addition, Leave No Veteran Behind hopes to change the public's perception of military Veterans as 'Strategic Assets' that are capable of improving local communities, strengthening small businesses, and closing America's skills gap in the national economy.
9/1/2012 - Record baseline youth violence numbers at Hyde Park, Kenwood, and Phillips High Schools on Chicago's South Side.
9/1/2013 to 7/1/2013 - Implement LNVB's Educational Assurance Program as a CPS SafePassage Partner
4/2/2013 - Record change of youth violence numbers
4/2/2013 to 7/1/2013 - Implement LNVB's Educational Assurance Program as a CPS SafePassage Partner
7/1/2013 - Record change of youth violence numbers from the end of the school year
9/1/2013 - Record baseline youth violence numbers at Hyde Park and Phillips High Schools for new school year.
9/1/2013 to 12/31/2013 - Implement LNVB's Educational Assurance Program as a CPS SafePassage Partner
12/31/2013 - Record change in youth violence numbers for the end of the year CGI America CTA project
According to multiple reports, including evening news broadcasts by CBS, NBC, NPR, WTTW, and ABC, more individuals were shot and killed on Chicago's South Side than U.S. service members in Iraq and Afghanistan combined between the years of 2010 and 2012. That is unacceptable. Not only are children dying in the streets, but the ramifications of violence on young men and women greatly hinders school performance and their ability to overcome the barriers associated with generational poverty in some of our nation's most violent communities.
Leave No Veteran Behind is seeking additional resources in terms of monetary, office supply and office space resources. LNVB is offering the consulting services associated with their expert knowledge in the executing the mission of Safe Passage and working with, recruiting, and running a transitional jobs program for military Veterans.