The National Association for Latino Community Asset Builders (NALCAB) recently announced that Jackie Ramos has been named a 2019 NALCAB Pete Garcia Community Economic Development fellow. Jackie currently serves as our Staff Accountant at PeopleFund.
The Pete Garcia Community Economic Development Fellowship is a nine-month leadership training program for Latino leaders from around the country. This year, 18 members were selected and information about the program can be viewed at https://www.nalcab.org/petegarciafellowship/.
Established in 2010, the Fellowship was developed to ensure that next generation Latino leaders build the practical, personal and professional skills needed to fill the increasing leadership gap in the community economic development field. It provides mid-career Latino practitioners specialized professional development training that prepares them to become strong executive director candidates in the community development field.
Through this program, NALCAB is addressing a growing need in the next-generation leadership among Latino-serving asset-building organizations. To date, the program has graduated a total of 117 Latino Leaders from across the country, representing 73 unique nonprofit organizations in 24 states and the District of Columbia.
This year the title sponsor is JPMorgan Chase Foundation with additional funding from the Wells Fargo Housing Foundation and the Southwest Airlines Foundation.
About The National Association of Latino Community Asset Builders: NALCAB is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization and represents and serves a geographically and ethnically diverse group of nonprofit community and economic development organizations that are anchor institutions in our nation’s Latino communities. Our membership includes over 120 organizations working in 40 states and the District of Columbia. Our members are experts in implementing responsible, market-based strategies that create jobs, develop neighborhood assets and build family wealth. For additional information, visit www.nalcab.org
About Jackie: Jackie Ramos first joined the PeopleFund team in May 2015 to support lending and education programs in the greater San Antonio region. After a short time overseeing the opening of the Bloom Lab coworking and resource center for women, Jackie was promoted to accounting assistant in the winter of 2016. In her role as Staff Accountant, Jackie advances the finance department’s recording and reporting of information while also providing financial guidance and accounting assistance to PeopleFund clients. Jackie graduated from Texas State University with a degree in accounting and graduated with an MBA in May 2017 from Texas A&M. She is currently working towards completing a CPA license. Armed with a passion for advancing women in entrepreneurship and accounting/finance/audit experience, Jackie is committed to PeopleFund’s mission of creating economic opportunity for all. Outside of the office, Jackie is a member of the National Association for Black Accountants and enjoys fitness, music, and football.
About the JPMorgan Chase Foundation: The JPMorgan Chase Foundation is the charitable arm of JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM), a leading global financial services firm with assets of $2.5 trillion and operations worldwide. The Foundation takes a comprehensive approach to increasing economic opportunity, using our firm’s global scale, talent and resources to make investments and create partnerships in four priority areas: Workforce Readiness, Small Business Expansion, Financial Capability, Community Development. The Firm and its foundation give approximately $250 million annually to nonprofit organizations around the world and lead volunteer service activities for employees in local communities, utilizing its many resources, including access to capital, strength, global reach and expertise. More information is available at www.jpmorganchase.com.
About the Wells Fargo Housing Foundation: Since its inception in 1993, the Wells Fargo Housing Foundation has invested more than $190 million, along with mobilizing 4.7 million team member volunteer hours, to build and rehabilitate 7,100 homes and counting. The Foundation works with nonprofit organizations to create affordable and sustainable housing initiatives serving low- and moderate-income households, including those for seniors, veterans, and under-served families. The Foundation builds stronger communities by investing and volunteering in support of neighborhood revitalization efforts. To accomplish this mission, the Foundation collaborates with established local and national nonprofit housing organizations that demonstrate the ability to create affordable and sustainable housing for low-to-moderate income families, seniors, and veterans, and to revitalize neighborhoods. More information is available at https://www.wellsfargo.com/.
About the Southwest Airlines Foundation: In its 48th year of service, Dallas-based Southwest Airlines Co. continues to differentiate itself from other air carriers with exemplary Customer Service delivered by more than 58,000 Employees to a Customer base topping 120 million passengers annually. Southwest became the nation’s largest domestic air carrier in 2003 and maintains that ranking based on the U.S. Department of Transportation’s most recent reporting of domestic originating passengers boarded. Southwest is one of the most honored airlines in the world, known for a triple bottom line approach that contributes to the carrier’s performance and productivity, the importance of its People and the communities they serve, and an overall commitment to efficiency and the planet. More information is available at Southwest.com/citizenship.