We had the good fortune of connecting with Jamies Shuford and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Jamies, other than deciding to work for yourself, what was the single most important decision you made that contributed to your success?
Collaborating With Like Minded Individuals.
Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
Skidrow Advocacy Group Inc. Is A 501(c)(3) Public Benefit Corporation That Was Started Based On The Sole Purpose To Eradicate Poverty & Homelessness. What Sets Us Apart From Other Organizations. Setting A Foundation For Individuals Can Have A Voice On How To Come Out Of Homelessness Or Just Better Their Situation. One Thing I’m Most Proud Of Is The Creation Of East Village Food Pantry. I Got To This Point Business Wise It’s A Few Factors Involved Seizing The Opportunity Amid Chaos, Trusting The Process Most Importantly Being Passionate.This Wasn’t Easy At All It Takes Times You Must Be A Dreamer And Stay Persistent You Must Think Outside The Box To Find Solutions. I Overcame Many Challenges. On My Journey By Simply Having Patience. Wow! LoL! It’s A Long List Of Life Lessons. Accept Failures, Accept Criticism What I Want The World To Know. That I’m A Humanitarian Most Importantly If I Can Do It So Can You.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
It’s So Many Nice Places In Long Beach 1. We Will Head Out To The Pike In Long Beach For Some Good Food
2. Visit The Queen Mary Ship
3. Eldorado East Regional Park.
4..Hollywood Blvd To Hang Out
5.Catch A Basketball Game At Staples Center. Lakers Or Clippers
6.Some Baseball. Dodgers Or Angels Both Great Teams
The Most Interesting/Exciting People Are The Homeless In Skid Row Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
Bernice Shuford For Support Lamp Community Work Experience
Thenia Enriquez For Patience
Kristen Cox Long Beach Community Table
Andrea Friedenthal Long Beach Homeless Coalition, Jean Hartman Aids Food Store
Richard Hollis Holonis.Com
Jeann Cooper Food Bank Of Southern California