Refugee Family Literacy is a program of Friends of Refugees, an organization that exists to empower refugees through opportunities that provide for their well-being, education, and employment.
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PO Box 548
Clarkston, GA 30021


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June 4, 2019

Refugee Family Literacy Program in Clarkston is seeking an early childhood development/family literacy teacher to join our dynamic team of educators. RFL is a unique family literacy program that provides early childhood education to children ages 0-5 while their mothers study English on site plus daily family literacy sessions with mothers and children together.

The mission of this position is to care for and support the early development and language acquisition of young children, help parents teach/...

May 9, 2019

ESOL/Family Literacy Teacher - Refugee Family Literacy Program

Refugee Family Literacy Program (Friends of Refugees) in Clarkston is seeking an ESOL/family literacy teacher to join our team. Refugee Family Literacy is a unique family literacy program that provides early childhood education to children ages 0-5 while their mothers study English onsite as well as daily Parent and Child Together (PACT) sessions. 

This position coordinates with the Center for Pan-Asian Community Services, an organizati...

January 11, 2019

A New Year - A New School! 

We are thrilled to have welcomed students back in 2019 at both school sites - Memorial Drive and the Clarkston Community Center. Students and teachers were so happy to see each other again! We're looking forward to a great year together.

December 19, 2018

What a fun night visiting the Garden Lights at the Atlanta Botanical Garden! It was a beautiful evening, and we hope to make this a RFL holiday tradition!

November 27, 2018

Friends of RFL! This #givingtuesday consider giving the gifts of literacy, hope and education in honor of your friends and family.   GIVE HERE!

Give a bundle of books, emergency relief funds or school supplies for the women and children in our program. There is also opportunity to make a direct donation towards our immediate needs or purchase an item from our Wish List.

Your gifts, support and time make a huge difference in our community! 💜

November 23, 2018

Check out our Fall 2018 newsletter that highlights moments from our incredible semester, along with updates on our Clarkston Community Center space!

November 6, 2018

We are excited for our student Amena who became a U.S. citizen this summer and voted for the first time today, accompanied by her teacher Karen! We are grateful to Amena's community of support, including our citizenship tutor Nancy, teachers Carrie, Deanna, Melissa, Yasmine, Susan, Rajaa, Rosen, Manal, Aaida, Elena, Dana, and more!) who nurtured her 3 wonderful children while she studied, and Karen, Anna, and Caroline who taught her English and citizenship these past three years. Amena is one of at l...

July 24, 2018

The Refugee Family Literacy Program has been a partner with the Eat. Move. Talk! Program at the Georgia Department of Public Health since its inception. Eat. Move. Talk! aims to increase fruit and vegetable consumption, physical activity and language rich conversations for children zero to five years-old in three target communities: Dalton, Clarkston and Valdosta. Find the full blog post HERE.

February 18, 2018

Another program in Clarkston, Georgia, called the Refugee Family Literacy Program, offers English classes designed for mothers and their small children of age 5 and under. While mothers are attending the English classes, their young children go through an early childhood development program.42 The program also has a component that brings mothers and children together for activities and another component that teaches mothers life skills. The Refugee Family Literacy Program uses volunteers from the ref...

December 8, 2017

KPMG Family for Literacy (KFFL) teamed up with the DeKalb Library Foundation (DLF) to give the gift of literacy this holiday season to refugee and immigrant families who participate in our program!

Find the full article from Atlanta INTOWN here:

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