Jamie believes that education disrupts poverty and his focus is to help millions of kids who are growing up like him to have the same chance. Growing up in Hell’s Kitchen, Jaime can relate to students of color and knows how difficult it is to beat the odds and attain educational success.
Jaime spreads his compelling message of equity and access around the world, from speaking at the White House as part of Michelle Obama's Reach Higher effort to get students of color to think about college, to starting Phoenix Coding Academy in 2016 as a way to get more students of color into computer science tracks. Jaime spends his own time teaching a 10th grade communication skills class at Phoenix Coding as a role model to students of color. In 2017 Jaime was selected as the EdTech Digest Most Influential in EdTech
In addition to Jaime’s efforts in education, he also positively impacts the "business world". Here is an article Jaime wrote about looking for hidden talent. He sits on the Board of Mi Familia Vota - a nonpartisan effort to get more young Latinos injected into the political and civil process.
Education is Jaime’s lifelong passion and he continues to impact transformation in the field and inspire a generation of young minds to pursue their dreams.