Beautiful Day builds on-ramps to employment and economic self-sufficiency for refugees in Providence, Rhode Island. By aligning job training with consumer demand for socially conscious products, they develop practical, efficient, community-oriented ways to integrate and welcome refugees into our society.
Over 70% of Beautiful Day program graduates move on to permanent jobs, providing for their families and enriching their communities.
Evon, her parents, and 5 siblings fled Iraq for Jordan in 2003. They arrived in the US in 2008, when she started working with Beautiful Day. Evon created the much-loved Pistachio Cardamom granola and bar. She appreciates how she has been trusted to experiment with new flavors and earn a living through her love of cooking. She enjoys welcoming new trainees and teaching them to work as a team and make delicious granola despite language and cultural differences. Evon became a US citizen in 2020. Providence is her home and while she continues to be part of the Beautiful Day community, she also works at a global foods restaurant specializing in dessert.