Meet Stella and Rosie

Stella and Rosie sitting together

Together they helped raise thousands of dollars for the ELC. Language acquisition is vital to building community, maintaining employment, and feeling included in a new country. However, when adult refugees arrive in Boise, they only have a few months, at most, to learn English before they are employed full time or more—which leaves little time for language classes. Even then, Read More »

Meet Elvine | a change maker aspiring to work for the UN


According to USAID in 2010, Women make up only 18.9% of the world’s legislators. Yet, countries where women’s share of seats in political bodies is greater than 30% are more inclusive, egalitarian, and democratic. At Jannus EO we believe in removing barriers so that leaders like Elvine, an EO Starling Project mentee, can create change. Elvine is working toward her Read More »

Meet Scholastique from Democratic Republic of Congo

Scholastique holding two infants

Scholastique enrolled in EO’s Childcare Business Development Project because she loves kids and wanted to help support her family. She now runs a successful, licensed, in-home child care. She is proud to be a U.S. citizen and a business owner. “I am busy all the time taking care of two babies and four other young children,” she says. “I never Read More »

Meet Jaafar Jaafar from Iraq

Jafaar Jafaar

Jaafar’s store, Al Ahmed Market, is a family business. Not only are important business matters discussed with the entire family, his store is the continuation of a dream started by his father. His dad had a similar business in Iraq, and Jaafar is continuing this tradition in the United States. His store is located at 4324 W. Overland Road in Read More »