Who We Are
We are a non-profit intergenerational school that simultaneously serves refugee women and their young children in Clarkston, Georgia.
The Refugee Family Literacy Program offers ESOL classes for refugee women and an early childhood development program for their children, ages 0-5. We take a family literacy approach that emphasizes parent-child joint learning through a four-pronged approach aligned with the National Center for Families Learning. Our team is made up of dedicated ESOL teachers and children’s teachers (many of whom were once refugees) as well as passionate volunteers.
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We currently serve over 300 women & children from more than 20 countries and languages who live in and near Clarkston, Georgia.
We welcome all refugee and immigrant parents and their children under 5 yrs. old regardless of race, nationality or religion. Our students come from places such as Eritrea, Burma, Bhutan, Rwanda, Somalia, Sudan, Iraq, Afghanistan, Iran, The Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Burundi, Liberia, and Syria.
Fatna was brought to the U.S. as a refugee from the Sudan with her young daughter 3 years ago, and she was pregnant. One of the most daunting – and important – tasks on her bewilderingly large “to do” list as a new U.S. resident was to learn English.
Photo by Jennifer Green
Donations from our community are essential in order for us to provide excellent programs for the families we serve. We are a 501(c)3, and all donations are tax-deductible and acknowledged in writing.
Volunteers are an essential part of our program! We have a variety of opportunities: helping in classrooms, tutoring English, and gathering and distributing supplies. Volunteers can come for an hour several times a week, or stay for a couple of hours one day each week.