As an assistant to the Alderman of the 22nd Ward, he introduced a system of digitizing municipal documents and database usage. While working at the Little Village Community Development Corporation (now Enlace Chicago), he directed the violence prevention program. He placed a major focus on youth violence and street intervention. He created an automobile restoration/apprenticeship program for youth that included previously incarcerated teens. Jaime has done pro bono work for a handful of political campaigns, creating digital media platforms through developing their websites and video/film editing.
He currently works at The Resurrection Project in which he is the program manager for the Pilsen community’s participation in the City of Chicago’s SMART communities pilot program. After a year long process of developing an overall community plan for Pilsen on how to comprehensively bridge the digital divide, he is now in the process of working with many of the stakeholders in Pilsen to implement many of the strategies that have been outlined throughout the year. One of the major strategies is the development of a community portal, www.pilsenportal.org. Currently, the website is being used by local non-profits, businesses and community residents. The website’s major premise is to be community lead and serve as communication tool for local stakeholders, and as an informational tool for people wanting to learn about all things Pilsen.
Jaime holds a B.A. in Political Science from DePaul University, and is finishing up coursework on a M.B.A from National Louis.