A Partnership in Discovery
We Offer Awareness Programs for Young Minorities & Off-duty Police Officers
for Young Minorites in
Chicago & Nearby Suburbs
The Knox Project is designed to be a neutral program that operates strictly on the principles of truth, fairness, and respect, with no outside influence.
WHAT WE DO
The Knox Project is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping young minorities reframe the use of drugs, bullying, and other poor choices that could harm their future and cause them any unnecessary hardship. We use a variety of teaching methods which include: stage presentations, peer testimonies, motivational speakers, as well as counselors and police officers to help us accomplish this goal.
The Knox project also reaches out to willing police officers to help them identify any implicit or explicit biases that they may have and provide them with the knowledge and tools to help them remove such biases. We go above and beyond to educate each officer on the culture and plight of all minorities (particularly the youth) and provide them with proven ideas to help improve their interacting skills. At the same time, this will aid in improving the community’s perception of the police. We do all of this hoping that they may make better decisions while performing their duties as a sworn police officer.
The Knox Project has prioritized going a step further and operating as a neutral organization on two fronts to help build an understanding and respectable relationship between Chicago Police officers and young minorities. This task may seem hard or impossible to some, but we here at
The Knox Project believe deeply in our mission, and over the course of 3 years, we have wheeled great success with the well-designed educational methods that we use. By helping willing police officers to understand the plight of young minorities, and educating young minorities on the purpose and plight of police officers: We have seen hundreds of Chicago police officers & young minorities become educated on one another and began to look at each other in a better light.
We also have a data collecting and problem-solving program; hence the title PROJECT in our organizations’ name. Our solution developing department is well comprised and well versed on a variety of recent national data and current statistics that our programs cover. Combining this with our own research: makes our applied methods all the more accurate. This portion of our organization is vital because it helps us to stay current and create the best possible solutions to improve community and police relations.
“The Knox Project is a much-needed program and I highly recommend that the Chicago Police Department add it to its program curriculum.”
– Active Chicago Police Department Officer