Learning Swahili during his service with the Peace Corps in Tanzania proved beneficial to WKU graduate Heath Ray. In 2009, he began volunteering with the Swahili-speaking refugee community, offering assistance through multiple aspects of the resettlement process. In 2012, he became the refugee program coordinator at Community Action of Southern Kentucky. This role allows him to focus on supporting all area refugees in becoming self-sufficient through employment opportunities, while connecting area employers to hard-working and dedicated applicants. “It’s been a win-win for all involved,” Ray says about the hundreds of jobs he and his team have filled over the years.
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