The Welcomers

Kitti Murray is the founder and CEO of @Refuge Coffee Co, in Clarkston, Ga.

Kitti MurrayFounder and CEO of Refuge Coffee Co

Known as the most diverse square mile in America, Clarkston is home to refugees representing over 45 countries and speaking some 60 languages. Local restaurants here serve everything from shawarma to samosas.

Kitti launched her business in 2015 with a desire to build community and support her refugee neighbors. Refuge Coffee offers on-the job training including living wage and full-time hours to local refugees.

Refugees here receive barista and hospitality training, but they also learn about work culture in this country. Through a teaching and mentoring program, Kitti helps them plan for the future.