About Mass Deployment: Our Mass Deployment program is a team-based event that mobilizes veterans alongside local partners and volunteers in a single city for a week of community impact. This year, we have selected Chicago as the host for the program named Operation Chi-Town Salute. Through four days of large-scale service projects we aim to engage 85+ veterans from across the United States, engage 100+ local Chicago-area veterans, complete 60+ projects at five nonprofit partner locations, engage 200+ community members to serve alongside our veterans, and contribute $200,000 worth of community service impact to Chicago.
Day 1 and 2, Friday, August 12, and Saturday, August 13, we will be serving at Maria Saucedo Scholastic Academy. Maria Saucedo Scholastic Academy is a city-wide magnet school for Math, Science, and Technology serving a 96% Latino population with 40% of students who are low-English speakers, and doubles as a community space opening their doors nights, weekends, and summers to provide access to the indoor 4 lane pool, 2 large gyms, indoor walking track, theater, and community rooms.
Together with our partners, we will spend the day serving to:
Transform several under-utilized rooms into versatile, welcoming community spaces that could be used for a wide variety of purposes
Update and improve the break room spaces for the school’s essential workers, the building engineers and chefs, and recognize those employees as the unsung heroes of the school
Addition of murals and student artwork to the walls, stairwells, and community spaces
Creation of shared outdoor recreation and learning space for the students to utilize
Registration is from 8:30am-9:00am. We will begin the project at 9:00am.