A Word With Joe'Mar
PHOTOGRAPHY: STUDIO ONE
WORDS BY: VANESSA GOODMAN
Joe'Mar Hooper will lead Wisconsin business growth, fundraising, community outreach, and all relationship development activities for CommonBond Communities, provider of affordable housing with support services in the Upper Midwest.
Looks can be deceiving, as may be the case at first glance witH Mr. Joe'Mar Hooper. However, after spending time with this thoughtful, soft-spoken gentleman. It became apparent that his large frame surrounds an even bigger heart.
Here is a man that has larger than life compassion for his neighbors as well as ambitions and plans for the revitalization of this city.
"I've always been a big gentle guy; but not afraid to get...assertive to accomplish my goals. I grew up in Milwaukee, and [I] want to do what I can to see it grow and thrive like I know it can.
A proponent of mentoring, Mr. Hooper acknowledges that while growing up, there were many great men that impacted his life and helped shape him into the man he is today. " I feel that I am the sum total of all those that have has a part in my success and advancement as a man in Milwaukee."
Ever the optimist, Milwaukee native Joe'Mar Hooper is committed to positively impacting his hometown, and supporting the growth and success of Milwaukee.
Driven by the desire to authentically represent himself, his family, and his faith to the best of his ability, Hooper has positioned himself to affect area youth while searching for solutions to the ills what plague the area.
"I think the concentration of poverty and hyper-segregation in our community are the basis for many of the problems we face in Milwaukee today. We need to tackle the issues of affordable housing, employment, and education as a region to help our community advance."