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Jamal James does a lot of fixing, making repairs and ensuring our campus looks great. He's a quiet guy but his work performance is loud and clear: Excellence. Jamal explains why he enjoys his mission at The Genesis Project.

Working with boys with behavioral issues is challenging. Why do you keep coming back?

I keep coming back because I love what I do. My goal in life has always been to inspire and be the change that this world needs. By me showing up every day and having a positive attitude, I can help inspire the next generation to work hard and give them hope.

 What do you hope to gain personally by working with our boys?

By working with the boys, I see life from a different perspective. I can learn that in any situation that comes my way, I can overcome it because I know people believe in me.

 What have you learned that you didn’t know before working at The Genesis Project?

I was never familiar with all the ins and outs of working with a nonprofit. I am thankful for the generosity of the community and those who help change lives.

 When you describe The Genesis Project to people you know, what is the one thing you want them to know about our organization and our clients?

The one think I would say is the organization helps the kids and gives them hope to be successful young me that can go back into society knowing that no one ever gave up on them and there are people who believe in them. Their story can help save lives someday.

 Other thoughts or comments about working at The Genesis Project

I love my job and the people around the workplace. Every day is different, and I look forward to many wonderful years!