Jaime Ramos, Deposit Operations Department Representative at Community Bank, recently partnered with Avenues of Excellence to inspire the children of the Chapman Partnership Homeless Assistance Center in Homestead. Rose Hedgemond, founder of Avenues of Excellence, contacted Jaime because she had heard of his previous fundraising efforts for disadvantaged youth in the community. Together they visited the shelter and provided book bags for the upcoming school year. Jaime took the opportunity to speak to the children, in hopes of being a source of inspiration for them and encourage them to never give up despite their present circumstances.
Jaime has been part of the Community Bank Financial Family for nine years. He holds an Associate of Arts Degree in Business Administration from Miami Dade College as well as Banking Specialist Diploma. He tries to give back to the community every year by fundraising to purchase book bags and school supplies for local middle school aged underprivileged children. Proud to partner with Avenues of Excellence, Jaime stated, “I will continue my fundraising efforts and hopefully, we will be able to provide book bags to more kids who live at the shelter. I let them know I will be visiting again in the near future. By keeping my word I hope to inspire them to want to go to school and receive an education.”
Avenues of Excellence, Inc. is a non-profit organization headquartered in Miami, Florida. Their goal is to utilize a team of professionals to educate, inspire and motivate men, women and children through interactive trainings and activities that encourage successful living. For more information, visit www.avenuesofexcellence.com. For more information on the Chapman Partnership Homeless Assistance Center in Homestead, visit www.chapmanpartnership.org.