From TV to DC
AS A CHILD, JAMIE DREAMED OF WORKING IN TV
By 22, she graduated from NYU. Moved to Atlanta. And accepted her first job in TV.
But soon, TV wasn’t what Jamie imagined it to be. She was working 16-18 hour days, 5 days a week. And they were taking its toll.
Then a second dose of reality… Jamie’s annual blood work.
If this was the prime of her life—the results did not agree.
And so that was that. Jamie said her goodbyes to TV.
JAMIE’S SISTER, MEANWHILE, WAS LIVING IN WASHINGTON DC
She was working at a local nonprofit. They were serving families of children with intellectual disabilities.
Soon, Jamie saw in her sister, what she failed to see in TV. Her sister was making a difference.
“I wanted that!”, Jamie remembers saying. Perhaps even envious of her sister’s healthy blood tests.
SOON, JAMIE BEGAN APPLYING TO NONPROFIT JOBS IN DC
Then she discovered a posting: “RECRUITER NEEDED”, it said… “Contact: CAREERS IN NONPROFITS”
So, Jamie applied.
Jamie has helped over 150 unemployed job seekers find jobs that put food on their families tables, provided them a stepping stone to the career they were seeking, and has connected them with their long-term nonprofit home.