Equipping New Americans with skills to meet career goals

We empower refugees and immigrants by providing employment opportunities through career relevant certifications, continued education, professional development training and social & professional networking events.

Start:ME Business Accelerator

Start:ME Business Accelerator is a unique partnership between Friends of Refugees and the Emory Goizueta Business School. The program helps to launch 15 new businesses in Clarkston every year. We provide 14 weeks of intensive training with 30 skilled volunteer mentors, as well as access to early stage finances.


A professional skill-building program for Friends of Refugees. The program provides career & job development training to empower our staff to understand the American workplace and prepare for their next job.


“The JobEnrich program has helped me to organize my thoughts and decide what career path I want for the future. Now I want to get a job in human services in the future.”

– Prabin, Growing leader and high school student

Our Partners

Emory Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing
Atlanta Speech School