Local Real Estate CEO Promotes Home Ownership
Michelle Keaton-Barrow Encourages Upward Bound Students to Dream Big
By: Keaton Barrow Realty
Tamesha Hughes-Frazier, the Director and Founder of Hughes Elite Scholars who is passionate about preparing high schoolers for successful futures, is excited to bring Keaton-Barrow's knowledge to her students: "What I love about her is that she creates her own platform and is always out there supporting the community. Her expertise dovetails with what I am talking to my students about – all the positive aspects that come with home ownership and owning property. It sounds simple but it is a huge step."
"I am honored to take part in Tamesha's inspiring program designed to promote entrepreneurship that provides students with practical tools for achieving their dreams," says Keaton-Barrow. "I share her dedication to giving the next generation the resources they need to envision a positive future and then to realize those goals."
Hughes Elite Scholars serves local students in Mecklenburg, Gastonia and Stanley counties. Hughes-Frazier, a teacher, created the organization in response to what she saw in the classroom. "I saw so many students who were living generation after generation in poverty. I saw the economic immobility they experienced and wanted to create opportunities that would allow them to see the possibilities outside of their environment."
Indeed, with more than 27 years experience in commercial and residential real estate, Keaton-Barrowhas developed a reputation as an experienced businesswoman and a trusted expert whose knowledge of current market trends, neighborhood statistics, and insurance information is unmatched. She honed her leadership skills as a college professor, business owner and board member. Her passion for philanthropy is demonstrated by the numerous non-profit and charitable entities that she supports, including serving as a mentor for SCORE, a member of the Charlotte Business and Inclusion Advisory Committee, and service on the board for the United Minority Contractors of North Carolina, the Charlotte Mecklenburg Black Chamber of Commerce, and the Women's Impact Fund of Charlotte.
Trish Stukbauer / ie marketing