In a world where violence forces thousands of families to flee for their lives each day, the time is now to show that the global public stands with refugees. On World Refugee Day, held every year on June 20th, we commemorate the strength, courage and perseverance of millions of refugees. This year, World Refugee Day also marks a key moment for the public to show support for families forced to flee.
In Tallahassee, we have resettled over 300 refugees from the Democratic Republic of Congo and Syria since 2016. On June 20th, we hope to not only celebrate our refugee clients but to show the Tallahassee community their strength and perseverance. This year we will focus on the employment journey of our clients as they integrate into the Tallahassee community. Our clients will speak on their first ever employment experiences in the USA. Local Tallahassee businesses will share what it was like for them hiring refugee clients and the positive impact it had on their business.