Wednesday, June 18, 2014

World Refugee Day Red Cross Event

Join us Friday, June 20th from 12:00 p.m. until 1:00 p.m. at the Nashville Area Chapter (2201 Charlotte Avenue, Nashville, TN 37203 - Disaster Operations Center Room 257) for an informative session about Red Cross refugee and immigrant services. Our guest speaker will be Gatluak "Gat" Ter Thach.

Gatluak Ter Thach
Former Sudanese Child Solider, Nashville Author and CEO

Gatluak “Gat” Ter Thach is the founder, current President and CEO of Nashville International Center for Empowerment, NICE. Gat came to America and to Nashville as a refugee from South Sudan in the late 1990s. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in computer science with a minor in mathematics from Tennessee State University in Nashville Tennessee. He went on to pursue a master’s degree in public service from Cumberland University in Lebanon, Tennessee, and graduated as a member of Pi Gamma Mu International Honor Society in social science. Gat is currently pursuing a doctorate in organizational leadership. NICE is a nonprofit community-based organization that provides direct social services and educational programs for refugees and immigrants in Middle Tennessee. Gat is an expert in community and organizational development, program and budget planning and management, strategic planning, collaboration and partnership building, resource development, executive coaching, and training for executive leaders. He is also the author of My New American Dream.

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