Samantha

My job title is Employment Associate. My work involves helping newly arrived refugees gain employment and financial comprehension within three to four months of their arrival. I assist them with building and revising their resumes, mentoring them on a course towards economic freedom through employment and understanding the American job culture.
What I like about my job is seeing the drastic adjustments and transformations clients have made in such a small amount of time. I find it rewarding to help people through such a life changing transition from one country to another.

Organization

International Rescue Committee (Nor-Cal, Oakland) International Rescue Committee (Nor-Cal, Oakland)
The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. At work in over 40 countries and 22 U.S. cities to restore safety, dignity and hope, the IRC leads the way from harm to home. In the US the IRC helps to… More

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11 supporters
Funded on 2/14/2014

Solomon from Oakland, CA

I’m a new immigrant from Eritrea, and I need woodworking tools to create coffee tables that I sell

I am starting a job, but it is part-time. If I can continue my craft of creating traditional coffee tables, I can sell them to support my family. More

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Funded on 1/7/2014

Oday from Oakland, CA

I’m a refugee & father & newly employed. I need help with transportation to save money for my family

I live in Oakland and work in San Francisco. My commute is $37/week on BART + $80 monthly bus pass. Saving this expense will help my family. More

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Funded on 2/16/2014

Fatou from Oakland, CA

I’m an immigrant & mother and I need a washing machine and dryer to save money and care for my kids

With the expense of the laundromat and transportation to and from, and the time it takes from my kids lives, it would help to do the laundry at home. More

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13 supporters
Funded on 2/28/2014

Parastu from Oakland, CA

I am a refugee taking care of my brothers & sisters. We need a laptop & phone for studies & work

We have just arrived from Afghanistan and need a phone to find work and a computer to continue our studies and communicate with family. More

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Funded on 2/7/2014

Fahma from Oakland, CA

I’m a mother with a baby on the way and we need a mattress & clothes for the children

We have recently come from Somalia and have a new baby coming. My husband is looking for work, but we need these things for the children. More

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Funded on 2/26/2014

Fattma from Oakland, CA

I am a widow & new immigrant with four children. We need a laptop & cellphone to communicate & study

We now all share one phone, but there are times we are apart and need to communicate. The computer is for my children’s studies. More

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Funded on 12/15/2013

Marshall from Oakland, CA

I just arrived from Afghanistan and I need a laptop for my studies and to find employment

I was a Doctor back in Afghanistan. Now I need to find work here and enroll in certification courses to work in the medical field here. More

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