2022 Robin Hood Hero: Jasmine Mille

by | Dec 16, 2022 | 0 comments

DREAM Legend Jasmine Mille remembers her early childhood as chaotic. Mental illness, addiction, and domestic violence consumed her household. Homelessness was a reality as she bounced between shelters in New York City.

As a teenager, Jasmine found solace playing baseball, which eventually led her to Harlem RBI, now DREAM. She soon realized the program was more than just sports—it was also mentorship, tutoring, stability. It was home. DREAM took Jasmine on her college visits, helped her complete her applications, and paired her with a fellow DREAM Legend as a college roommate. When financial struggles arose, DREAM found the funding and partnerships available to help Jasmine finish school. And at a DREAM networking event, Jasmine found a mentor who would open the door to her future career at PwC.

Jasmine’s persistence and perseverance on her own road to success are inspiring, but today, she also works to pay forward all of the support she received from DREAM and our partners. As a campus recruiter at PwC, she focused on HBCUs and Hispanic Serving Institutions, ensuring that those from diverse backgrounds like her’s found a seat at the table. And when she starts her new role on the business side of the company in January, she’ll be conducting interviews and hiring, providing support to candidates at every step of the process.

To hear Jasmine’s story, it is no surprise that longtime DREAM partner Robin Hood chose to recognize her as one of their 2022 Heroes honorees. At a breakfast awards ceremony at Cipriani 42nd Street earlier this month, Jasmine shared her journey with DREAM, her gratitude for all who have supported her, and the impact that can be made when every child feels at home.

You can hear more from Jasmine by watching her full speech below. You can also read more about the Robin Hood Foundation’s Heroes initiative here.

 

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DREAM started in 1991 as Harlem RBI, a volunteer-run Little League for 75 kids in East Harlem. Three decades later, the organization serves 2,500 youth across East Harlem and the South Bronx through a growing network of inclusive, extended-day, extended-year charter schools and community sports-based youth development programs. By developing an education model that is responsive to the unique academic and social needs of every child, DREAM is creating a future where all children are equipped to fulfill their vision of success.

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