Helping Refugees with Business Start-Ups

Written by admin   // December 5, 2012   // 0 Comments

A new program is underway to assist refugees who want to become licensed home-based childcare providers.  The Social Development Commission (SDC), Pan African Community Organization, and Multicultural Entrepreneurial Institute (MEI) are partnering on the SDC Refugee Childcare Microenterprise Development Program.

 The two year program is currently recruiting potential participants. The new effort will empower refugee families and entrepreneurs through the establishment of a licensed refugee-owned and operated childcare business. Successful applicants will receive 45 hours in instruction through MEI and then help in drawing up a business plan, becoming licensed, and starting operation as a home-based service provider.

Applicants will need to be of refugee status with preference given to women refugees who has arrived in the last five years, have a basic competence in English, have appropriate space to operate a home-based childcare facility, and be able to attend all course sessions during the evening.  To get more information and to enroll, contact Umalkhayr Abdi at the Pan African Community Association at 414-442-5864.

Or visit the SDC website at http://tinyurl.com/asrc592 to learn more about the new program.


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