We are a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization founded by Christian Schoyen with the goal of creating safer urban communities for children and pets through instant crime reduction measures providing a unique value/branding opportunity. We offer e-Learning & roundtable support for Community Oriented Policing.
Our organization draws inspiration from the 1000 year old Viking Althing philosophy, which champions the cultivation of vital timeless Norse traits and the use of ancient democratic wise decision-making strategies to for maximum results in our efforts.
Across the United States, African-American communities in low-income neighborhoods face monumental struggles from centuries of systematic miss-treatment and never-ending cycle of racism. Amidst these hardships, however, there are many unique individuals, ranging from law enforcement, community leaders, and business professionals, all eager to make a profound positive difference for those falling behind. Together, when joining forces we can forge a path to victory for the African-American American communities as well as other low-income struggling neighborhoods.
Our mission at Neighborhood Rescue of America is to foremost ensure safer and healthier environments for children and animals in low-income African-American neighborhoods. We firmly uphold the saying, "animals are angels in disguise to teach us something," a belief deeply ingrained in our Norse beliefs. Moreover, we are all mortals on the same life journey with the clock ticking while we all want to make the biggest possible impact in the world we live in. This can only be achieved with collaborative efforts beyond politics as we are pushing forward to what is possible to achieve.
LOVE, the antidote to fear, is a central Viking trait we advocate. Love unites, while fear and ego divide. We believe in the transformative power of unity to uplift every struggling African-American community in the U.S., and part of our strategy revolves around creating mutually beneficial scenarios. We are a non-religious, non-political organization solely focused on effecting a massive positive change for those without a voice. Our transformational strategies emphasis giving the recognition to those we partner with.
Our success in the Las Vegas case study which was based on excellent partnerships and optimal collaboration stands as a testament to our potential. Tasked with the challenge of bridging the big distrust between police and community in the most dangerous neighborhood in the city where the local government for 15 years had unsuccessfully tried to gain control, we turned to the Viking Althing philosophy. The results was historical – a 75% reduction in crime and renewed trust with the local police gaining both local and national recognition.
Our strategy has been to share our strategies and victories. We have documented the journey in a multi-award-winning documentary and created a manual with our blueprint for local city officials in Nevada and across America. Our vision is for them to replicate this success, igniting the "Neighborhood Rescue Challenge" in their communities. Our blueprint, forged in the timeless spirit of the Vikings, has later been successfully replicated by other police departments in other states, achieving up to a 90% reduction in crime.
I embarked on this journey without any network next to a full-time job in the corporate world as an behavior expert recruiting and developing modern day Vikings to global Fortune 500 companies, to now in parallel travel across 9 time zones from the other side of the entire globe for this mission inspired by Lao Tzu´s teachings of ; "Give man a fish, feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, feed him for a lifetime" by being a facilitator sharing the blueprint as well as leave it behind for Nevada according to the butterfly theory impact for them to next copy the model to all their communities. Being trained since young age in the Viking Althing philosophy and building winning teams in the corporate world for over two decades I knew of the victory before my plane even touched down in Las Vegas . I also know with 100 % certainty that this can be easily replicated in every community and city in the US by myself or someone else with the necessary skillset and desire to make a big impact. The timeless Althing philosophy, respect for people, strategic leadership, collaboration with partners, depoliticization of the process and dedication of time - the ingredients for this success are simple yet powerful. Further, the key rule for the butterfly effect is that victory is never achieved by just one organization or individual but always as a result of team effort where everyone are equals. The success is about applying the "We" rather than the "I", which also ensures further rapid expansion with the butterfly effect.
As demonstrated by the transformations in Las Vegas and Clarmont, led by David Colon, funding is not a barrier as both turnarounds where volunteer based without tax money. The message is clear: nothing can stop a determined spirit from making an impactful difference.
I eagerly await hearing from you, the change makers willing to undertake the Neighborhood Rescue Challenge. Share your success stories and inspire others. Together, we can bring tangible, long-overdue change to low-income African-American communities.
Remember the wisdom of the ancient Norse, "The bold succeed where so ever they go" and those who dare become legends .When we uplift the most vulnerable among us, we strengthen the entire community. And, as war general Sun Tzu rightly said, "Every battle is won before it's ever fought. The battle is won not on the battlefield, but in the hearts and minds of those willing to make a difference.
Let's join forces to write a new chapter of transformation and prosperity for children and animals in low-income African-American communities to alter their now bleak pre-determined path to one of hope and prosperity.
With myself flying 9 time zones across the planet to from ground zero, without a network, next to a full-time job in the corporate world succeeding as the project director to transform the highest crime neighborhood in Las Vegas with amazing partners recruited, where the city had for the previous 15 years not succeeded I see no reason why this cannot be duplicated a 1000 times over.
"We have proven that low-income, high crime urban communities nationwide can be transformed with the Neighborhood Rescue of America Challenge , while using zero government dollars"
The success of neighborhoods is 100% linked to the leadership of these communities. With the right leaders, together with our proven blueprint for community transformation and the Viking Althing philosophy, 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.
The idea for Neighborhood Rescue of America/GoViking began in 2010 as the CSR program of (ESR), where Christian Schoyen toured low-income USA with the "Change Your Life- Change the world" lectures to activate the Viking spirit. The idea of changing entire communities with the Viking Althing Philosophy was ignited.
In 2012, after evaluating hundreds of struggling cities and learning about the distrust between police and community in Las Vegas, which had the worst conditions in the country for children and animals he decided to fix this. Next, he created the 10-step program to be applied within the Viking Althing philosophy.
Christian travels from Norway to Las Vegas. The project (2012-2015), which took place over 21 field days included Christian as project director recruiting an elite team of modern day Vikings and leading the transformation to a victory of 75% crime reduction in the most dangerous community in the city. All documented in the Vegas Vikings film.
As a result of the work put in from Neighborhood Rescue of America and the partners resulted in strengthening of the trust between police and community, with the police receiving local and national recognition. Christian and team was recognized with an honorary award from Las Vegas mayor Carolyn Goodman.
Following the success of the Las Vegas turnaround Christian travels to police leadership conferences to share the blueprint. Other communities next begins following in our footsteps and in 2018 members of the COP force in Clermont, FL lead by David Colon took on the Neighborhood Rescue challenge, resulting a record 90% crime reduction.
The initiative of creating safer low-income, ethnic communities and the goal to break down racism spread across the nation. With our intern program we train social change advocates in over 27 states, manuals read by +50,000 people. For cities we offer e-Learning, plus Althing roundtable for support (online) from January 2024.
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