Star News: Man uses experience to help poor

 

Man uses experience to help poor

By Laura Moore, Community@StarNewsOnline.com

Published: Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at 12:30 a.m., Photo by Mike Spencer

 

Jamir Jumoke knows what it is like to go to bed hungry and wake up desperate to help his family. He knows what it is like to make bad choices and pay the consequences.

Today, he knows success also. He knows about rising from the ashes, building relationships and helping others to do the same. That is what he is doing as program manager for the United Way’s Hometown Hires. He is using his experience to help others with similar situations to break free from the grip of poverty and soar.

“I’m so proud of him for all the progress he’s made,” said Yasmin Tomkinson, interim executive director of the Cape Fear Literacy Council and Hometown Hires partner. “He’s a brilliant person, a very dynamic individual.”

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