Meet the Staff
Brent founded Global Neighborhood in 2007 to help provide services to the many refugees arriving in Spokane every year. By 2011 it had become apparent that the number one need within the community was for job training and the opportunity to earn a regular paycheck – thus GNThrift was born.
Job Readiness Program Manager
Svitlana completed our Job Training Program in April 2016, she was hired on as a staff member and then was quickly promoted to Production Supervisor. She is now the JRP Manager where her firm and kind way with people is an asset.
Emmanuel starting working with GN Thrift as an interpreter. He speaks several languages, which is an asset at GN! Emmanuel was looking for more work experience so he joined our Job Readiness Program. Several months later he was ready for the real deal so we hired him on as a cashier in January of 2019.
Khalid started at GN Thrift as an interpreter. His work ethic and friendly demeanor compelled us to offer him a position as a cashier, where he excelled. He is now the Warehouse Supervisor where he is always working to improve our systems and make GN Thrift a better place!
Masouma started her career at GN Thrift as one of our earliest former refugee employees and we never let her leave. She came on as staff in 2012 and has made a huge difference to the daily operation of the store.
Khalil joined our team in a temporary position as a cashier while we were in the midst of moving to our new location. Among all of the chaos he jumped in, worked hard, caught on and was a team player. Needless to say, he’s a permanent employee now!
Cashier & GN Ambassador
Bietlehem started in our Job Readiness Program. We quickly recognized her talent, and she was hired onto our staff after just 4 months. She works to keep the store running smoothly and also helps spread the word about the good work Global Neighborhood is doing
Rahma joined GN Thrift in 2018. Her ability to learn fast and offer stellar customer service meant that she quickly became a Cashier Supervisor. Rahma trains Job Readiness Program participants who are learning the ins and outs of cashiering.
Job Readiness Program: A Few of our Participants & Graduates
Olha and Yurii
Simon and Sarah