Celebrating Success with Jean Claude: A Refugee’s Story
Jean Claude arrived in the U.S. with his parents and two sisters in September 2020 from a refugee camp in Zambia. He attended only three years of high school. Jean Claude taught himself how to speak English by watching YouTube videos and TV. These days he interprets English for his family as they speak a unique Swahili dialect.
Over the winter, Jean Claude worked closely with our career counselor Nellie-Rochon Ellis. Nellie taught Jean Claude job interview skills for the American market – and in March, Safeway hired Jean Claude as a Courtesy Clerk! Here we see him proudly showing off his work badge.