Saint Xavier University (SXU) Graham School of Management’s (GSM) alumna Jennifer Maddox ‘07 was recently named a 2017 CNN Hero of the year. Maddox has been serving the Chicago Police Department for more than two decades. For the last six years, she has dedicated herself to giving young people their childhoods back through her nonprofit, Future Ties, which offers an after school program and escape for children living in the turbulent Parkway Gardens Homes. Today, Maddox and her group provide a free, safe space for more than 100 children in grades K-5 to learn, grow and succeed. Her ultimate goal is to reach all 1,200 children that live in the complex. Maddox works a second job to support these efforts.
Congratulations, Jennifer for your commitment to service and living out your Mercy education!