Jeff Pesek, a Chicago-based leader and academic trustee, has guided the growth of JS Morton High School District 201. A supporter of the Wounded Warriors Project, Jeff Pesek helps community programs for injured veterans.
As one of the largest nonprofits in the nation dedicated to supporting service members, Wounded Warrior Project is committed to not only serving as a first line of contact for those who have been injured in the line of duty, but also as an intermediary to raise awareness about visible and invisible war wounds. Wounded Warrior Project sponsored the development of the documentary miniseries “Wounded: The Battle Back Home” for its 10th anniversary, and it is now available to a wider audience than ever through YouTube and Netflix. Each of the 12 episodes provides thought-provoking insight into the various challenges of transitioning to civilian life, as well as issues including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), traumatic brain injury (TBI), and military sexual trauma (MST). The miniseries is just a small part of the WWP’s efforts to raise awareness about poorly understood mental health issues and the true cost of sacrifices made in the line of service.