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The Havenly Fellowship

88%

of refugees in the US do not attend a training program 

Why?

For many refugees, and especially mothers, it is hard to prioritize training and English classes over making an immediate income. This lack of opportunity leads to cycles of marginalization and poverty.

No one should be forced to choose between making an income and getting an education.

Havenly's multi-faceted fellowship program complements our fellows' in-kitchen training with active workshops, personalized lessons, and specialized speakers to address their various needs and concerns. We are driven by our founding mission to ensure that our fellows "earn while they learn." Female refugees eager to enter the workforce often face a frustrating choice between working and pursuing training to further their skills. Havenly instead provides the opportunity to pursue both goals, with delicious results.

Hover over the tiles below to learn more about Havenly's fellowship curriculum, and consider supporting these programs through a donation or purchasing a box of our treats!

Food Handling
ESL
Training
Financial Literacy
Digital
Literacy
Workers'Rights
Personal Workshops
No one should be forced to choose between making an income and getting an education.

That is why at Havenly Treats,
trainees earn while they learn.

Spring 2019 Fellows
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Faten

"I am Faten. I am from Homs, Syria, and I came to America in July 2016. In Syria, I worked as a hairdresser. When I first came to America, I lived in Mansfield, where I volunteered at a school kitchen.

 

My goal in working at Havenly was to learn, to come out with knowledge, and to open my own shop and support refugees on my own from all over the world. I really enjoyed the work. Washing dishes was tiring, but I liked making the pastries. It was a really nice feeling to receive my first paycheck and to have my own money. In the future, I would like to start a project with my friend and work together to make pastries."

Hala

My name is Hala and I am from Homs, Syria. I have four kids and came to America in 2016. I came to Havenly because the work seemed fun and interesting, and I like working with pastries. It was reassuring to have consistent work, and I liked learning to make baklava for myself and for my family. Receiving my first paycheck was amazing. Now that you have money, you can go spend it on whatever you want. In the future, I want to open a bakery with my friend.

Spring 2020 Fellows

Siham

Mutiaa

Mashair