INNOVATION HUB TRAINING CENTER

Our mission is to provide opportunity for sustainable career transformation by integrating vocational training, mentoring and job placement in a fun innovative setting.  

The City of Refuge currently provides a variety of job skills training in the areas of automotive, culinary arts, customer service, security, and bookkeeping. Coming soon is the innovative Tech Academy.   

Contact your City of Refuge team for more details on class schedules.
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City of Refuge has a 20-year history of partnering with individuals and families of Atlanta living in crisis. Our commitment to “light, hope, and transformation” includes housing for women and children, youth programming, health and wellness services, vocational training, and programming for victims of sex trafficking. Most recently City of Refuge has launched the Workforce Innovation Hub where we provide individualized and holistic assessment, training, and support that remove the unique set of challenges and barriers keeping people from successful or desired employment.
WHAT WE DO
OUR OFFERINGS

MEETING SPACE

The Workforce Innovation Hub provides an all-inclusive meeting experience at our state-of-the-art facility in the heart of Atlanta’s west side. In addition to offering the ideal setting for collaboration and creativity, your team will be inspired by the good work of community transformation accomplished every day at City of Refuge.

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COMMUNITY EPICENTER

Our vibrant open-concept community workspace offers presentation technology and seating, co-working desks, computer stations, coffee bar, and meeting and reception areas. In this heart of the Workforce Innovation Hub, partners and members of the community are welcome to collaborate on innovative solutions in transformation.

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vocational training program and how to apply!

CAFE 180

Cafe 180 is inspired by White House Chef John Moeller’s passion for connection, life change, and great food. Cafe 180 will provide excellent cuisine and great coffee while also serving as a hands-on training ground for students in the 180° Culinary Academy.

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CATERING & EVENTS

Guests are offered chef-prepared cuisine in one of our on-campus event spaces which include our lively Workforce Innovation Hub, our tasteful restaurant-style space, the Bistro, and the Sanctuary. Soon we will offer off-site catering as well. Our newly constructed Catering Kitchen provides an additional opportunity for culinary students to practice their skills under the direction of an experienced chef.

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VEHICLE REPAIR & MAINTENANCE

Our NAPA Auto Center provides vehicle repair and maintenance services to guests and members of the community. While our auto technician students are not yet certified to work on customer vehicles, they are granted the opportunity to observe our certified technicians at work in a fully functioning auto shop setting.

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OUR PEOPLE
STAFF
Jeannie Ross
Jeannie Ross
Director of Placement
Dominick Preyer
Dominick Preyer
Director of the Workforce Innovation Hub