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Neighborhood Rescue 101 By CHRISTIAN SCHOYEN  Los Angeles New York  London
NEIGHBORHOOD RESCUE 101 How to fix low-income Black   Hispanic communities    2017 Christian Schoyen All rights reserved. ...
Every battle is won before it is fought. - War General Sun Tzu
7  Acknowledgements Making a difference in the lives of others is often referred to as the best feeling one can have. Many...
8  About the Author Christian Schoyen is an international expert in building world class teams, applying his signature mod...
9  The Problem NO ESCAPE Sociologist Karl Alexander of John Hopkins University and his fellow researchers tracked 790 scho...
10  attempted, but unfortunately they usually are short lived and fail, as they often have been politically motivated. His...
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12  Table of Contents PART I Foreword  14  Introduction  21  Economic Implications  24  Timeline and Organic Non-Organic S...
13  Step 8  Simultaneous implementation of the 10 Key Programs  152  1. Afterschool Program  154  2. Mentorships  156  3. ...
14  Foreword This training manual presents a general overview for the seminars we conducte, and outlines the proven, simpl...
15  Disclaimer  The numbers can vary depending on the nature and partnership of the community project. This is merely prov...
16  The children in low-income ethnic neighborhoods, through no fault of their own, becomes victimes doomed to a life of p...
17  ESR   s Corporate Social Responsibility  CSR  Program on a personal level. Seeing the no-change-status for the struggl...
18 The key strategy is to strictly focus on the most dangerous locations, which will be geographically targeted and    loc...
19  this is the  1 reason these projects don   t succeed. Another key element is the lack of understanding of the psycholo...
20 The resources created for neighborhood rescue which are made available through Neighborhood Rescue of America are   Doc...
21  Introduction My journey of helping ethnic children was first triggered in 1978 when I was 12 years old. I had won a Sc...
22  There is a 96  failure rate within the low-income ethnic community  The Las Vegas case study proves that you can chang...
23  There are many inner linked dynamics that all need to work like clock work, with the most important elements being rec...
24  Economic Implications It is important to address how the transformation of low-income minority communities will benefi...
25  monthly basis. For property prices, large property sites such as www.zillow.com and www.realtor.com will show houses a...
26  Crime can be dramatically reduced when there is a geographical lockdown in a nonorganic way  The    butterfly effect  ...
27 Year    Price of Property  at start date   Price of Property at year end assessment date  Price difference  Inc Dec   P...
28  sources. In the case of Sierra Oeste the total impact was in excess of  10 million for the first year, excluding the e...
29  so that permanent changes in the environment start to take place. Unfortunately, almost everyone only aims for Phase 1...
30  Timeline and organic  non-organic stages Within any neighborhood turnaround, there are always two main stages  Phase 1...
31  I know for certain that the 10-step system created by myself and the ESR team can be duplicated in any struggling comm...
33  PRESS
35  PRESS  I like to see a man proud of the place in which he lives. I like to see a man live so that his place will be pr...
36  Viking methodology in neighborhood rescue The framework used in the 10-step neighborhood rescue system was built aroun...
37  so instead of the current alienation between the two groups, there needs to be a positive partnership, which is key. T...
38  participate in the greatest rescue mission of all time in America. Personally I was born and raised with the Viking me...
39  matter how great of a Viking Leif Erikson was, he was successful because he worked with his team of 35 men, who in a c...
40  Together with the Vegas Viking Lodge members I visited elementary schools in Clark County to teach Viking history, inc...
41  Extreme situations, such as the forsaken low-income ethnic neighborhoods, with its close to 9 million innocent childre...
42  Photo  Lollo Sievert  2. INTRODUCE A SHARED VISION  At City Hall with Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman and the Vegas Lo...
43  3. GET TO KNOW THE HEROES  I proposed the idea to the local TV station KCLV of doing the Hometown Heroes TV Show, to i...
44  AWARDS PROGRAMS 19 00 - 19 1519 00Eat and GreetEat and Greet - 19 15 19 15 - 19 2519 15Welcome Hometown Host Heroes Ho...
45  Photo  Lollo Sievert  4. UNITE THE HEROES  The fourth and final pre-Sierra Oeste step was to unite the local heroes, t...
46  Collaboration To succeed in turning around entire neighborhoods requires partnerships and a great deal of collaboratio...
47     facilitator   . Collaboration is a key element that carries through all the 10 steps and it is the foundation for e...
48  8 Key Rules for Maximum  Collaboration  1. Each member and representative has an equal voice in each meeting. 2. Decis...
49  21 Key Rules for Turnaround There are a number of rules to be followed to increase the chances of success for a neighb...
50  It is only with a long-term perspective with the goal of changing an    entire    community that real change can take ...
51  key leaders, which should include a dedicated key property owner. The group members should be carefully chosen for the...
52  System requirements   documentation BY FUTURIST AND BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE EXPERT NILS RASMUSSEN Definition - Collabora...
53  WHY IS THE EXECUTION OF STRATEGY SO IMPORTANT      Less than 10  of strategies effectively formulated are effectively ...
54  your own processes, and look up reviews. Some popular examples of collaboration software include Highfive, Box, Samepa...
55  Post-project contingency plan After the initial turn-around is in place, which is called Pre-post, it is of utter impo...
56  There needs to be programs in place to stop alcohol and narcotic abuse as violence and crime often occur when people a...
57  Volunteerism Embedded in the fabric of American culture is the spirit of volunteerism. It is the responsibility of eve...
58  the only reason that cities do not fall into deeper trouble. They are non-political, driven not by a party or an ideol...
59  Understanding behavioral patterns  EXCERPTS FROM THE BOOK    CAN PEOPLE CHANGE    WRITTEN BY CHRISTIAN SCHOYEN, W BOOK...
60  influences is like a software program being downloaded onto the hard drives of people, changing their original operati...
61  Every person operates from two minds  the conscious mind and the subconscious mind. Whenever you are aware of what you...
62  Dark examples of when the emotions overrun logic are many  one example are racial riots. One I personally witnessed wa...
63  Eventually, each of us becomes a total of the thoughts and values of the outside influences we have been exposed to an...
64  ethnic neighborhoods, the children unfortunately end up in a prison of a pleasure driven profile. As they grow older, ...
65  NO ESCAPE
66  The strong American belief in individualism reinforces the belief that people are responsible for their own poverty  F...
67  comprehensive understanding of the why and the how of behavioral patterns. During ESR   s 10th annual CSR field study ...
68  91  of Hispanic single mothers and 78  of African American single mothers are not able to cover their families expense...
69  men. Without their permission, they were used as lab rats between 1932 and 1972. Only in 1967, after a Supreme Court r...
70  The Baltimore studies of 800 children where only 4  graduated from college concluded that if you are born into poverty...
71  A study shows that a company would rather hire someone white who just got out of jail, rather than an AfricanAmerican ...
72  rather than an African American with no criminal history. U.S. Department of Labor unemployment statistics of August 2...
73  to buy a home. But minorities, in far greater numbers than whites, also willingly    because they had no experience or...
74  Studies have found many are likely to mistake a cell phone for a gun when it is in the hand of an African-American man...
75  a criminal record that stops them from being full members of society, even long after they have served their time. Ugg...
76  on racial prejudice or simply due to offense taken by what was written on the young man   s T-shirt. But I wonder if t...
77  a place with better opportunities, most said,    We cannot afford to move, so we do the best we can with what we have....
78  because they have to win two fights to get ahead  one against the bubble that controls them, and another, which is soc...
79  people under age 12, while their bubble of reality is being formed. This would require the parents of these youngsters...
80  To gain the trust of the residents, one has to come from a place of nonjudgment, which takes place when one fully unde...
81     truth,    as they interact throughout life. And one   s self-concepts and life perceptions will be self-fulfilling,...
82  Fundraising Ralph Waldo Emerson said    Nothing great has ever been accomplished without enthusiasm   . This is undoub...
83  the local government could raise funds through the creation of bonds. In the case of Sierra Oeste, it was a private in...
84  5.  required  is the item a    must    or a    nice to have    , and lastly 6.  the cost. There will be two totals, wh...
85  Tank. The fact of the matter is that, in a capitalist society, the aiding of humanity is fundamentally still a busines...
86  for each sign, and considering there are several streets within a community this would be a great revenue. For the com...
87  start with people with whom we may have personal relationships. We would also like to choose people who may have an af...
88  2. Recapitulate on past accomplishments for credibility, and be direct about what you want. We   re now launching a si...
89  ed in the Burbank Leader, a resident complained that the city gave away the naming rights to a street without charging...
90  goal becomes higher. Indiegogo works because the fundraisers offer their backers rewards to incentivize their donation...
91  given to over 650 projects, IOBY is smaller in scope than Indiegogo but far more personal. The average fundraising goa...
92  Media  Press  For any part of a resuce project, make every facet quantifiable including the estimated press worth  An ...
93  creativity is often helpful. In the Sierra Oeste project, a parade was held before the food was served and proved to b...
94  When dealing with the press, the facilitator should be the main point of contact to ensure that everything is presente...
95  SUMMARY    8c Xb X _ acP c c   dP cXUh cWT S   Pa eP dT  U _aTbb aTRTXeTS  CWTaT PaT ePaX db  services in the market t...
1 STEP  Identifying and recruiting the    facilitator
98  WHY IS IT CRITICAL TO FIRST RECRUIT THE FACILITATOR   Every great victory is a result of a team effort  One of the ver...
99  range, including someone like myself, who traveled from Norway to Las Vegas for the mission. But, even if the whole pl...
100          office. These candidates come from all walks of life. Try looking at local elections and candidates running, ...
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102 2 8  the city, with the next goal to ignite a    butterfly effect    for others to copy the efforts, or even parts of ...
103 3 8  recruiting assistance, assisting in the first phases to ensure the local group and their goal of turning around t...
104 4 8  3. Being able to put together detailed, statistical progress reports on crime, within each category on a continuo...
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107 7 8     Must possess a likeable personality, be a strong communicator, and demonstrate the ability to gain trust from ...
108 8 8      9 1 C8C 4  A4B4 C H DB43 1H   C4 C80  20 3830C4B  Managing Director CEO Manager President Director Team leade...
109  SUMMARY     Identify and recruit a facilitator.    The facilitator will be responsible for recruiting the team and en...
2 STEP  Choosing target location  Isolated community with clear entry, exit and    highest crime,    close to    good plac...
112  In order to be successful with a community rescue, extensive preparation is necessary  The two most important questio...
113  After choosing a physical location, we have to choose our starting time. Certain times of year are better to start th...
3 STEP  Recruiting the    rescue team
116  The difference between success and failure is a great team  There is a famous saying that the difference between succ...
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118  backgrounds further. I also spoke to local journalists and the communication office for the Las Vegas Metropolitan Po...
119  of the 5 listed categories  A  a bridge builder, B  an    in-the-field,       boots-on-theground,       soldier    fo...
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123 2 9  7Xbc ah    XbbX   Neighborhood Rescue of America  NRA  is a 501  c  3  non-profit organization which was founded ...
124 3 9  interested in improving the conditions of their struggling ethnic communities that they themselves not been able ...
125 4 9  Life     Change the World    as well as the guide for the rescuers     Neighborhood RescueTurning around low-inco...
126 5 9     6 0 B 5 A   B8C8      cPaVTcb c  QT PRWXTeTS fXcWX  P bTc cX T X T   The main task is to come up with solution...
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128 7 9  essential as well, due to the important factors of effectively reducing crime. They also provided educational too...
129  C0A64C 2   0 84B   A60 8I0C8  B     F7827 C0A64C 6A D B 0A4 C  14 2 E4A43    2   4C8C AB   8 38A42C  Target groups ar...
130 9 9  Director Team leader Police  retired      someone with supervisory experience Military     someone with superviso...
131  SUMMARY     Recruit members from community organizations to join the rescue team    Seek individuals who are not look...
4 STEP  Assessing Target location  Demographics, crime categories with statistics and time, and gangs
134  After a location has been identified, the next step is to the gather all the necessary information about the resident...
135  troublesome categories, and evidence for repeat offenses. It is also helpful to know the names of both residents and ...
5 STEP  Introduce Masterplan  activate fundraising  Timeline set with deliverables, each member   s role, and budget. Init...
138  Within a neighborhood turnaround, there should always be a second and third backup plan for potential worst case scen...
139  Recorded Testimonials  Pre post project recordings, with targets   achievables  Strategist  Facilitator   Strategist ...
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141  6 STEP  Building trust with residents
142  Children always enjoy Santa Claus and McGruff the Crime Dog, as well as a Viking, with a favorite being to hold the s...
143  with a news crew, and then never showing up again. The idea was to make residents truly believe that our help was gen...
144  to meet and connect with you. If they sense you are judging them for any reason, or you have a hidden agenda, it   s ...
145  increased crime. If the people are afraid of the police, who is going to call them when a crime is being committed  T...
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147  7 STEP  Implementing Security Measures  Temporary police camera, target patrolling, floodlight, cleanup, gate control...
148  I was able to participate in night watches by the great crime prevention organization Guardian Angels, which was form...
149  utterly critical as you need a positive ground zero for the project in order to build a better community and move for...
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151  3.  4.  1. Extensive graffiti was removed as part of the clean-up in Sierra Oeste. 2. The trash floating around the s...
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153  8 STEP  Simultaneous Implementation of the 10 Key Programs
154  nto  rsh  Exte  Me  ool rsch Afte gram Pro  ips  th  Sp  ort  s  s  vent  ity E  mun  S  Yo u  Com  y  t afe  tion li...
155  They have become especially important for African American youth, who often do not have a parental figure or a mentor...
156  For every dollar invested in quality youth mentoring programs, studies have shown a  3 return in benefits  of the nat...
157  activities, take leadership roles, and volunteer in the community. Nevertheless, there are up to 9 million children w...
158  are deprived of play and exercise opportunities, which hinders their physical and mental health, costing the governme...
159  care system. Litter and graffiti also increase the rate of crime. People are more likely to engage in antisocial beha...
161  COMMUNITY GARDENS The absence of graffiti and litter is a good start to transforming the physical environment of stru...
162  areas in neighborhoods into working gardens has proven greatly valuable. Studies have shown that merely 100 square fe...
163  mental and physical health benefits, which cannot be quantified in terms of dollars and cents but are proven scientif...
164  Retraining of skills and re-programming  TRAINING WORKSHOPS  As mentioned in the introduction, the core of NRA   s ne...
165  1. Everyone needs to have the manual    Change Your Life     Change the World.    2. It needs to include humor when t...
166  and better equipped than before. A ripple effect took place as a result of the Las Vegas neighborhood turnaround, and...
167  and monitoring of the residents is recommended for further guidance and to ensure results are achieved.     WHY ME   ...
168  Improved lighting leads to increased surveillance of potential offenders by improving visibility and increasing the n...
169  13 studies from the United Kingdom and the United States spanning four decades, areas with improved street lighting d...
170  Anthony Braga Program in Criminal Justice Policy and Management John F. Kennedy School of Government Harvard Universi...
171  646 gang members. 500 targeted individuals were arrested, 3000 firearms were confiscated,  2 million was seized, and ...
172  For more information, contact  Website  www.sirengps.com Email  info sirengps.com     6dPaS h   QX T This mobile appl...
173   1 million. The result was a 20  reduction in crime after two years, 36  after three years, and 53  after five years....
174  Rehabilitation programs for former convicts and substance abuse users Most violent crime is related to substance abus...
175  To achieve sustainable results, rehabilitation of the entire community needs to take place, and therefore it is impor...
176  Part of gang initiation is to throw pets out of car windows on the freeway  A study by the Chicago Police Department ...
177  freeway while driving full speed. An incident that has stayed with me in particular is what I witnessed while driving...
178  The extensive outreach efforts by the Las Vegas police helped build trust with the children  forms of evidence to the...
179  that lasts for generations. It is important to hold regular neighborhood meetings in order to build consensus and pro...
180  Responsibilities can be divided between individuals so that someone is overseeing logistics, vendors, communications ...
181  play sports are less likely to commit crime because of less unsupervised free time and boredom. In addition, due to t...
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183  9 STEP  Re-evaluate Degree of Success  According to key goals in master plan in step 5, evaluate if corrections neede...
184  Nils Rasmussen, a strategist in the Las Vegas project, monitored the statistical information and progress, which is k...
185     If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself.    Henry Ford
CHECKLIST FORM  1 2  PHASE 1 - PLAN Task  Task description  1  Identify Facilitator  2  Choose Target Location  3  Recruit...
2 2  EVALUATION OF SUCCESS Task  Task description  1  Cost of Child Poverty  2  Avg Cost of Property  3  Avg Cost of Prope...
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189  10 STEP  Initial Neighborhood Rescue complete     Long term plan is in place  Field day 21, finale celebration w para...
190  The ribbon cutting I did with Julie Murray, Captain Chris Tomaino and Pastor Matthew Teis represented the new beginni...
191  Easter, and Independence Day, need to continue to ensure the community spirit  churches can be important participants...
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194  There are two paths for the future  One with hope and positive change and one with the current situation greatly wors...
195  one person, or a single organization--but a team effort, where everyone is equally behind the success, which is also ...
196  weapons to be used towards law-enforcement. This may only be the tip of the iceberg in a new era where control is los...
197  part of the financial elite, their new belonging is no longer connected to their race, but rather their new economic ...
198  Unless a dramatic change takes place now, it is very likely that the 96  failure rate will increase  measures needed ...
199  the local regulations allow it , the live-feed street cameras, improved street lighting, GPS location ID and instant ...
200  We can turn around the struggling neighborhoods, eradicate poverty and crime, and provide a positive, nurturing, and ...
201  Index 10 Key Programs 31, 154  Change your Life-Change the World 8, 19, 79, 144, 164, 166  20 Rules for a Turnaround ...