Friends of Refugees' mission is to empower refugees through opportunities for well-being, education, and employment.
What We Do
Friends of Refugees serves 5,000 refugees each year in the Clarkston, Georgia area. Services provided through our programs include:
Refugee Family Literacy: provides English literacy education and life skills instruction for refugee women along with high quality early learning for their children under the age of 5.
Refugee Career Hub: provides employment assistance, training classes, networking support, job placement and computer/internet access to refugees in their search for employment.
Embrace Refugee Birth Support: provides pre- and post-natal education and support to refugee women who are pregnant or new mothers.
Summer Youth Camp: provides a summer camp for elementary and middle school students to experience arts and crafts, sports, academics, and field trips.
Youth Mentoring: provides students tutoring, access to computers and internet for projects, test preparation, group activities, sports, and mentoring.
Community Garden: provides garden plots and community space for refugees to grow food for their families and sell produce for personal income.
Start ME Clarkston: provides a business accelerator program encompassing training, mentoring, and access to funds to help launch new refugee-owned businesses.