Arne Duncan on Tackling Violence in Chicago with Emerson Collective
Working closely with the leadership of Emerson Collective, BCG designed a comprehensive model for working with young men to give them an alternative to drugs, crime, and violence. The model is designed to bring young men into the broader economy and provide career opportunities. The program includes job training, parental coaching, and social development guidance.
In just six months, a pilot program was established in one of Chicago’s hardest-hit neighborhoods. The program enrolled 32 young men, and nearly all have graduated to transitional employment and are now building sustainable careers.
Emerson Collective is dedicated to making a difference in education, immigration reform, the environment, and other social-justice initiatives. The organization partners with entrepreneurs and experts, parents and policymakers, advocates, and administrators to spur change and promote equality. Working closely with Emerson Collective, BCG has designed a comprehensive program to give young men an alternative to drugs, crime, and violence.