Who we are
Jim Shenkman and Helga Breier, co-founders of this website, each became involved in refugee sponsorship with families from Syria who arrived in 2016. Jim has a business/entrepreneurial background in publishing and events, and Helga works in market research and marketing.
Through their experiences with the families which they were helping and in interacting with other sponsor groups and organizations, Jim and Helga recognized a lack of support for sponsors when it came to the many issues around employment. As a result, they decided to launch this site in order to help improve employment prospects for refugee newcomers.