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Hero of the Week! 8/7/20

Posted by Silver Spring Neighborhood Center - 2020-08-07 13:54:09

This is Eddie and Jamarion Kimbrough. Eddie does security here at the SSNC but also helps out in a variety of ways. Jamarion, his son, assists us and his dad and is an all around little rockstar!

If you walk around our food pantry or the center hallways, you'll often see Eddie and Jamarion, assisting the emergency services department or working with the youth around the center! 

 

Eddie was connected with both our adult education and adult employment programs around 2-3 years ago. He completed the 509 program with us, earning his high school equivalency diploma (HSED) and went on to enroll in our workforce program.
 

He excelled and it was noticed immediately how he good he was interacting with the public. Our director of security recommended he get hired on part time. 

 

When our food pantry manager left last year, Eddie was one of the folks who truly stepped up to the plate, increasing his responsibilities. We have been so lucky to have him!

 

Eddie says he likes the ability to play a "big brother role" to all the kids. He loves being able to give back to the community that has given him so much. 
 

Last year, he unfortunately lost his mother. He says the SSNC has helped him through those difficult times. He has mentors here had can talk to, a place to feel comfortable, and his daughters are even enrolled in our daycare! Jamarion says he loves being able to see his sisters now and again throughout the day.

 

Jamarion, 10 years old and a 4th grader, says he loves helping out at the SSNC with his father. He gets to play in the gym, see his sisters, get to know kids around the community, and even help throw parties when we have them!
 

Eddie has even started lawn service company (Jay Lawn Service, contact at 414-517-5556) which him and his son do around the community. 

 

We want to give a sincere applause for Eddie and Jamarion for everything they do for the SSNC and our community. Eddie has worked incredibly hard to achieve his HSED, go through a workforce program, and even start a business! We think this father / son duo is a force to be reckoned with!

That's why they are our...
 

HEROES OF THE WEEK! 

 

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