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For Shukrani

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Posted on Monday, November 27th, 2017 by Elizabeth Biddle.
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Unexpected gifts…

After living in a refugee camp for 16 years, Shukrani’s family received a gift: life in the United States. Shukrani’s heart was full. His family was safe, and he was thankful for the opportunities Greensboro held. Now he needed a job to support his family.

“The Community Center can help you,” a neighbor told him. His neighbor was right.

The next day, Ghaisha, an AmeriCorps member at the CNNC’s Legacy Crossing Community Center, met Shukrani. Having never looked for a job, she coached him. He was a quick study. He developed a resume, and recognized the skills and talents he can offer his new community. Through this resume, Shukrani realized his potential. A true gift.

Right now, Shukrani is using that resume, to search for a job where he can use his talents to give back.

Every day the CNNC is in the community helping people like Shukrani work toward self-sufficiency.

You can help people like Shukrani.

This giving season we are raising $5,000 to transform the lives of our newest neighbors.

#GivingTuesday is Tuesday, November 28th. Learn more about our #GivingTuesday campaign, My Living Story and read previous stories.

Here’s how to give:

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