BENEFITING: LEAVE NO VETERAN BEHIND
ORGANIZER: LEAVE NO VETERAN BEHIND
LEAVE NO VETERAN BEHIND wrote -
Leave No Veteran Behind (LNVB) oversees a successful youth safety initiative called: Safe Passage. For four consecutive years, while working in some of America's most violent neighborhoods, LNVB's Safe Passage program has decreased disciplinary actions amongst students and decreased crime before and after school according to Chicago Public Schools and the Chicago Police Department.
At the same time, the University of Chicago and its "5 Essentials Report" shows that LNVB's work has helped create positive learning environments throughout Chicago Public Schools by having students self-report that: “I feel there are adults that care for me in the community” and “I feel safe going to and from school.”
Leave No Veteran Behind has also partnered with the Chicago Department of Family and Support Services, the Chicago Park District, and JP Morgan Chase to provide more 135 jobs for youth from throughout the city. Pairing each student with a former service member as a mentor and engaging in financial literacy and urban agriculture activities - resulting in the creation of a community garden in Chicago's South Shorte neighborhood.
Leave No Veteran Behind is a leader in the City of Chicago with respect to safe guarding thousands of students during the largest school closing in the history of American public education, while also running the largest Veteran transitional-work program in the nation. Employing more than 100 Veterans every school day.