YNPN Chicagoâ€™s Nonprofit Professional of the Year, Francisco Ramirez
Tell us about your role.
I am the Regional Manager atÂ buildOn, a service learning organization whose mission is to break the cycle of poverty, illiteracy and low expectations through service and education. I coach and support a team that runs programming across 11 partner high schools and who empower our youth to change the world through service.
How long have you been involved with YNPN Chicago?
I recently became involved with YNPN Chicago and look forward to continuing to be a part of the great work they do.
Why do you like working in the nonprofit sector?
The main reason I enjoy working in the nonprofit sector is because every day I know I am making a difference. This sector allows me to combine my skill set and work to serve others.
What is your favorite place in Chicago?
A great place is the corner of Sacramento and Milwaukee Ave. in Logan Square where the best homemade tamales are sold every morning â€“ her tamales verdes are the best!
What is the best piece of advice you’ve ever received?
I was told to follow my passion and if I continually hate waking up and going to work, then change it.
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