Mission & History


The Knox Project is an educational awareness program that emphasizes mutual respect and integrity between young adults and law enforcement, by teaching new paradigms for communicating and interacting. The program also offers education on distracted driving, bullying, violence, and mental health resources.


The Knox Project was founded in January of 2018, but the research and development of the Knox Project began well before. In 2013 Mr. Lenell Knox envisioned a program that could solve many of the issues that cause divisions between police officers and minorities in Chicago. Mr. Knox strongly believed that if all parties became educated on each others plight, in order to begin the healing process and the rift.

The future relationship between officers and the minority community over time would prosper and be strengthened by the tools of understanding oneself, and respecting & understanding the plight of their fellow men and women.