UNITY Alumnus Gives Back
In December 2017, UNITY alumnus James Ramos donated $2,500.00 to support UNITY Native Youth programs. “Our Tribal youth are our future. We must invest and believe in them,” said Ramos. “Through inspiring hope, we can change lives – I personally experienced this transformation while growing up on the reservation and hope it continues on through future generations,” he added.
Mr. Ramos is a member and the past chairman of the of the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians from California. He is the current Chairman of the Board of Supervisors for San Bernardino County. As Supervisor, he serves as Chair of the Homeless Youth Taskforce, a committee under the Interagency Council on Homelessness that formed to investigate the needs of homeless and unaccompanied youth in San Bernardino County and to find solutions to address those needs.
Mr. Ramos was born and raised on the San Manuel Indian Reservation where he and his siblings lived in one of three mobile homes along Victoria Ave. At an early age, he developed a strong work ethic through his various positions at local fast food restaurants such as Jack in the Box and Long John Silvers as well as at the San Bernardino City School District. Ramos is a successful entrepreneur, operating two restaurants in the San Bernardino region.
Mr. Ramos earned his associate’s degree at Victor Valley Community College, his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Accounting from California State University, San Bernardino, and a master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Redlands. Thank you for your generous donation.
UNITY, and the Native youth we serve, gives a BIG THANK YOU shout-out to Mr. Ramos for his generosity and for ‘giving back’!
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