Karat is a young professional who graduated from the University of North Carolina Greensboro with a degree in public health; a post baccalaureate degree in Non- Profit Management; completed a nonprofit management certificate under the MPA program, and is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Information Technology from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University. She served as an AmeriCorps ACCESS Project member for a year as a community educational organizer (CEO) and worked as a case manager.
Karat is a Match Grant coordinator who is responsible for assisting newly arrived refugees. She enrolls qualified clients in the program; pre-employment trainings and assists with job placement that leads to economic self-sufficiency. The majority of our clients do not speak English, and we enroll them in English as a Second Language (ESL) classes at the New Arrival Institute, which better helps them with employment opportunities.
Karat has a passion to help others and is the main reason she has remained in her current position for the past three years. Being a person who is constantly willing to learn new things, every day she strives to advance her knowledge in this non-profit business and beyond. Thus far, she has learned from peoples of different cultures, as well as methods and ways of providing services effectively and efficiently. Karat realizes the more she learns, the more there is yet lot to learn.
What Karat likes about NCASC is they are the first agency to assist clients upon their arrival here in the U.S. and being able to provide them with employment opportunities that enables clients to provide for their families that ultimately leads them to self-sufficiency.