Love your Neighbor | Love your Neighborhood
We are a grass root 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization founded by Christian Schoyen with the goal of creating stronger, safer, better and more caring at-risk urban neighborhoods for children, their pets, elderly and everyone impacted in at-risk communities. We believe this goal is accomplished by recognizing, headhunting, uniting and supporting the local modern day Viking role models, who makes positive change possible. We seek to foster and nurture the four core Viking traits in children to empower them and support the courageous modern day Vikings taking on the Neighborhood Rescue Challenge, while using zero government dollars.
In 2012, after evaluating hundreds of struggling cities, Christian decided on Las Vegas, which had the worst conditions, where he traveled to validate the 10-step blue print created to transform entire communities and cities. The entire blueprint was detailed outlined in his Neighborhood Rescue 101 manual.
The project (2012-2015), which took place over 21 field days included Christian and Neighborhood Rescue recruiting an elite team, introducing the essential Viking spirit through Leif Erikson day. As the Project Director, he lead the transformation of the most dangerous community in the city. Everything was documented in the feature documentary Vegas Vikings.
As a result of the hard work put in from Neighborhood Rescue of America and our partners, Sierra Oeste saw a 75% reduction in crime, and in 2015 Christian was recognized with an honorary award from Las Vegas mayor Carolyn Goodman.
Following the success of our work in Las Vegas, other communities began following in our footsteps and in 2018, members of the Community Oriented police force in Clermont, Florida lead by David Colon took on the Neighborhood Rescue challenge, and saw a 90% reduction in crime.
The success of the at-risk urban neighborhoods is 100% linked to the leadership of these communities . With the right leaders, together with our proven blueprint for community transformation and Viking belief system victory can be achieved in any city.
With brave individuals stepping forward to take on the Neighborhood Rescue of America Challenge we can transform one neighborhood at a time and create the future all children deserve, regardless of their skin color and economic status.