Jim Pate

Jim Pate

Executive Director


Habitat For Humanity

New Orleans, LA USA


It doesn't matter if you're a Democrat or a Republican-none of that stuff matters. We can all agree on one thing and that's that everybody ought to have a decent place to live.

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Jim Pate

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Themes: Values
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Infectious Habititus Interview Excerpt
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People RebuildingInterview Excerpt
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Milestones

Milestones

My road in life has been direct.
Calls New Orleans the most interesting city in America-no matter what your background is, everyone has a place in New Orleans.
Growing up, he expected he'd go into a more "traditional" profession like his parents, have a nuclear family.
Studied and practiced law-started to resent the "us vs. them" mentality; lawyers were pursuing money rather than justice.
Says the greatest part about Habitat for Humanity is that there's no one there who resents it; everyone there wants to be there.
He left law, found Habitat through his church, where he'd been running a soup kitchen.
Started as a "house leader" volunteer in 1984; says he caught "infectious Habit-itis."
Seeing the families they were impacting, the areas they were rebuilding had him hooked.
Now he's committed himself to rebuilding his favorite city, New Orleans; says little by little, the city is rising back up like a "phoenix out of the ashes."
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Education

Education

highschool
High School
undergrad
Bachelor
Psychology, General
Emory University
doctorate
Doctorate
Law
The University of Tennessee
Career

Career

Executive Director

I lead the New Orleans area Habitat for Humanity, building homes for hard-working low-income families.

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Engineering
Engineering
Non-Profit Organizations
Non-Profit Organizations
Working with Others
Working with Others