Join other veterans as we beautify a local school.
Joplin Elementary is located in Auburn Gresham in Chicago’s south side, serving students PreK through 8th grade. 98% of students are African American and 95% of students come from low-income households. Because Joplin is part of the Chicago Public Schools system, it ,unfortunately, has suffered from the same budget issues as every other school. Dwindling student attendance, budget shortages and state politics have caused schools to make dramatic cuts. Since school beautification and repair is often the first items removed from their budgets, schools rely on volunteers to make their environments warm and inviting.
In September, the 150 Platoon Leaders descended on Joplin completing many projects, but we are not done yet. For years, Joplin has been trying to repair their lockers, which can dramatically improve the appearance of the school.