Measuring our succes is critical in understanding how your investment has helped our veterans and the communities in which they reside. This understanding also allows our organization to improve our programatic outcomes. Below are some of the many success that your investment has supported.
•Provided a retroactive scholarship that has paid off the student loans of seven veterans totaling over $50,000 in retired educational debt.
•Provided training to over 150 veterans with barriers to employment by supplying 20 hours of unarmed security training, Handle With Care Behavior Management System®, and soft skills training which allow for the successful transition to long-term employment in security related fields.
•Partnered with the Leadership Storylab™ to create an Executive Leadership Training Program that provides skills translation, resume building, corporate networking opportunities, and paid service internships to credentialed veterans seeking to translate their skills into mid-level management and entry-level executive opportunities for over 10 veterans.
•Worked with the Asset Illinois Program program to provide over 100 underprivileged youth and 50 Illinois veterans a scholarship of $2,800.
•Employed over 60 veterans in various transitional jobs in the Chicagoland area.
•Partnered with multiple nonprofit agencies to provide long-term placement opportunities for enrolled veterans.
•Paid over $700,000 in wages to transitional workers. (FY 2010/11)
•Veterans who have been helped by our program have in our programming provided over 5000 hours of community service to various nonprofit organizations.
•Partnered with the United States Military Academy at West Point and the University of Chicago to provide a mobile Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) workshop to over 40 underserved youth on Chicago’s South Side.
•Contributes to the daily safety of over 4,000 Chicago Public School students through our Educational Assurance/ Safe Passage Program by decreasing violence and creating an environment for improved education outcomes.
•Sponsored a Health and Wellness Fair that provided chronic disease health screenings for over 50 veterans with limited access to health care.
•Worked with the Department of Labor and the Office of Federal Compliance Programs to create an employment “Linkage Party,” which brought together over 60 veteran nonprofits and 60 federal contractors for the purpose of integrating veteran employment services with the Equal Opportunity recruiting needs of businesses that conduct work with the federal government.
•Worked with the Illinois Governor’s office, Secretary of State, and the Asset Illinois Program to celebrate the history of the 555th Parachute Battalion (“Triple Nickels”) and proclaim May 9, 2011 Triple Nickels Day for the State of Illinois.
•Contributes to the Chronic Disease Task Force for the State of Illinois on violence prevention.