Code platoon is always eager to find new outlets to share our mission. We are thrilled to announce that this past December, CAN TV featured Code Platoon on their channel. CAN TV is an independent nonprofit established in 1983 as the public’s space on cable television free of commercials, filters, and censors. They have five local channels where you can see the diversity of people and ideas that reflect Chicago, including voices often excluded from the mainstream media.
Code Platoon alumnus Robert Jones spoke on CAN TV’s “Putting People First” segment. Before Code Platoon, Robert served over five years in the US Navy as a Hospital Corpsman. Robert joined India Platoon in 2019 and excelled in the program. After graduation he went on to intern as a software engineer at ShipBob, Inc.
On CAN TV Robert shared about the employment problems veterans face saying how “unemployment rates for young post-9//11 veterans is well below the labor statics average.” He then shares about Code Platoon’s life-changing program and how it is meeting the needs of post 9/11 veterans. It is an honor to be highlighted as one of the important organizations reflecting the city of Chicago’s collective mission of serving the veteran community. Thanks CAN TV for shining the spotlight on our impacting work!
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Thank you Robert for being an amazing Code Platoon advocate and congratulations on being our alumni of the month!
Brenna Koss is Code Platoon’s Development and Operations Coordinator. She is a graduate of the University of North Carolina Greensboro in Political Science and French. In her free time, Brenna loves to travel and spend time with friends and family. Follow Brenna on LinkedIn.