A man with a genuine love for the community.
Five years ago, Jorge carried a box of tissues to work every day. It was not for himself but for his clients. Not because they wanted to cry, but because the housing crisis had wronged them to their breaking points. At the time Jorge worked as a housing counselor, helping clients buy and retain their homes even in the face of the financial challenges of the Great Recession. After a good cry, his clients usually saw things differently. Then the conversation about creating a plan to move forward could begin.
The housing crisis has thankfully ended, and now Jorge is taking his expertise outside of the office to reach others in need as a Community Outreach Coordinator.
How long have you been with Consolidated Credit?
This is my eleventh year at Consolidated Credit. I started out as a credit counselor then moved into housing counseling, but now I’m a Community Outreach Coordinator. I conduct workshops with non-profits like Hispanic Unity, Hialeah Housing Authority, Miami Beach Community Development Corporation, United Way, Career Source and Broward Housing Authority.”
What do you like most about your job?
I am a strong believer in teaching others how to fish so they can feed themselves for life. My goal is to empower people to make life-changing financial decisions. I also like the face to face interaction with the community and the ability to touch people’s lives in such a positive way.