Our Mission

Warrior Summit Coalition is the source for all programs supporting veterans and active military across the nation, where collaboration happens through community programs, initiatives and events.

 

Why Warrior Summit Coalition?

Many Active, Reserve and National Guard components return from service and have difficulty finding the proper direction and guidance for connecting available programs and services. WSC works daily uniting the veteran community to provide veterans and their family members immediate access to veteran support services. Providing these resources to veterans up front, before an issue arises, is paramount in reducing the amount of veteran unemployment, criminal activity , homelessness, and, most importantly, veterans suicide; improving their quality of life and positively impacting society as a whole.


No veteran is a charity case. Given the right tool and opportunity there isn’t an obstacle a veteran can’t overcome nor task they can’t complete. So we educate, inform and connect them to the tools and resources available, empowering them to enrich their lives.
— Keyston Franklin, Vice-President / COO

What We've Achieved

IL Veterans Higher Education Bill of 2009: Created working template for Governor Pat Quinn with UIC Vice-Chancellors and UIC Veterans Student Association.

Connected over 2,500+ military, veterans and families to employment benefits and services each year.

Connect 50+ Wounded Warriors to the Midwest Valor Games Sporting Event Competition for ill, wounded, and injured military service members.

Assisted with coordination of the Hiring Our Heroes initiative in 2010

2012 Season NFL St. Louis Ram’s Pilot Program with 2Management The Holding Group: 5,000 tickets and 5,000 ($10.00) Food & Beverage Coupons donated to military, veterans and families of St. Louis. WSC united St. Louis VA Facilities, Ft. Leonard Wood, Scott’s Air Force Base, National Guard, Reserves, Non-Profits, Gold Star Families, Student Veterans, Vet Centers, and more.

2013 Hosted 4th Annual Illinois Warrior Summit with City, State and Federal Agencies: Largest FREE Military/Veteran event in Illinois for 10,000 + military, veterans and families. Currently work with over 300+ organizations each year. 10 Fairs combined under one roof with family friendly activities. Benefits, education, employment, housing, legal, disabilities, mental health, child & family services with faith based organizations. $750K of monetary and in-kind donations raised each year for event. AN ALL VOLUNTEER EVENT FOR THE COMMUNITY.