Our Employment Counselor, Anya met with a refugee client named Natalia for coffee recently to give her some clothes. Anya had helped Natalia, a refugee from Ukraine, get a job at a pizza parlor last summer.

“My English is so much better and I still like my job.”
“Remember how most of my crew members at the restaurant had to download a translator app on their phones so we could communicate last summer?” Natalia asked Anya. “Now my English is so much better and I still like my job! I had to work more hours when the virus hit, because people were ordering a lot of pizzas,” exclaimed Natalia.

The owner of the restaurant kept asking Natalia if she could make a Ukrainian dish for him to try, so she made him Deruny, potato pancakes.

“He absolutely loved them and wants to add them to our menu once things settle down a bit,” shared Natalia.