Team RWB’s mission is to enrich the lives of America’s veterans by connecting them to their community through physical and social activity. The Chicago chapter of Team RWB serves the Chicago community and the many surrounding surrounding suburbs.
Words like values and culture are incredibly important when building an organization. At Team RWB we have certainly created a strong culture – one of support, encouragement, and inclusiveness. And we definitely have strong values – we are transparent, responsible, and honest. While just about every organization strives to uphold a certain set of values and to foster a certain culture, our Team is special.
What is an Ethos:
Team RWB members share more than just values. We share an ethos – a set of guiding beliefs and ideals that characterize our community. An ethos persuades or inspires people to action…and that is what our organization is all about. While ethos can be sometimes hard to define, you certainly know it when you see it. Ethos is demonstrated, not stated.
The Eagle Ethos:
The Eagle Ethos was crafted using six words that uniquely characterize Team RWB and distinguish our organization from others. While there are certain principles that all nonprofits should adhere to, these are the things that make our Team special. The Eagle Ethos can be clearly captured in an instant with a single snapshot or demonstrated over time. It can be displayed outwardly or held inside as fuel for action. But it is pervasive throughout Team RWB and known intimately by each team member who puts on that red shirt. The Eagle Ethos is passion, people, positivity, commitment, camaraderie, and community…and Team RWB lives it in action every day.
+ Passion – we care more, we work harder, and we share our story
+ People – veterans and community drive everything we do
+ Positivity – we don’t ignore the challenges, we just stay positive and attack them
+ Commitment – we are dedicated to each other, our mission, and our communities
+ Camaraderie – we improve lives through genuine, personal relationships
+ Community – this is what we are building…at every level