Immanuel to host World Relief Nashville's REACH Workshops


Did you know that roughly 49% of refugees and immigrants in Middle Tennessee have professional backgrounds. There are more than 10,000 newcomers in Tennessee who are fluent in English, college-educated, and have the legal right to work, but they are unemployed or significantly underemployed in America. In their home countries they were engineers, doctors, scientists, accountants, and IT professionals, but in the U.S. they become cashiers, janitors, and cab drivers. World Relief Nashville’s REACH program eliminates employment barriers for skilled new Americans and integrates this population into the professional U.S. workforce by providing degree evaluation and licensure assistance, customized training, career development, mentorships, and fellowships. The result is global talent for employers, increased diversity in the workplace, new job creation, and economic independence for refugee families.

On September 13-15, Immanuel will be hosting a 3-day workshop for World Relief’s REACH program. We need volunteers who will help us extend hospitality to our guests and interact with the participants, helping them practice what they are learning each day. 
  • On Tuesday, September 13, volunteers are needed from 3:00-5:00 p.m. to help students practice marketing themselves
  • On Wednesday, September 14, volunteers are needed from 3:00-4:30 p.m. to conduct mock interviews. 
  • On Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday we need volunteers who will prepare and serve lunch to REACH leaders and participants. 
If you are available to assist with the REACH workshops in any way, contact Pastor Tambi at tswiney@ibcnashville.org.