Ivan Ramos

Director of Programs

iramos@youthjobcenter.org
(847) 864-5627 ext. 11

What do you like about your job?

 I enjoy strategy, developing programs, and working with staff to create policies and procedures that are beneficial to the participants we service.  

Where did you work before YJC?

Prior to working @ YJC I was the Program Director @ The Financial Opportunity Center located @ Kennedy-King College.  The supportive services offered at the center were Financial Counseling, Public Benefits Counseling, Digital Literacy Support, Bridge to Career Cohorts, and Training and Employment services.

What was your first job?

My first job was working as a loader/unloader for UPS.

What did you learn from your first job?

Never give up!

Has your career path gone how you expected?

No....But I love where I've landed.

Fun fact:

I have been published in poetry anthologies and have played in two local bands:  LFT and the Pilsen Project