“I not only get to help the businesses we serve meet their economic goals by having an amazing staff, but at the same time help the refugee community. It’s a win-win for everyone. It’s amazing to have a job like that.”
-Glory B. Nix, ATL Client Care Manager
Glory Nix’s passions have taken her around the world, from singing on stages to making smiles in South America. But more recently they led her back home, to help the international community right in her own backyard.
The only girl of her family, born between two brothers, Glory grew up with a flair for the dramatic. She loved musical theater and singing, and became classically trained in opera. But Glory also grew up with a love for diversity. In her hometown of Decatur, Georgia she attended school and church with individuals from all around the world.
These separate but equal passions would lead her to pursue international studies, with a minor in musical theater—but not before spending a year studying in Berlin. She learned German and became immersed in the culture before heading to the University of Tampa. But even the sunny beaches of Florida couldn’t keep her from returning to Europe, this time to Paris, where she took culture classes and learned her third language—French.
Bright and vivacious, it was no time at all before Glory graduated with her degree. Instead of jumping immediately into a career, she headed to South America to work on her growing Spanish skills. And what better way to do that than to volunteer? In Bolivia, she partnered with “The Smile Movement” to cheer up children undergoing treatment in local hospitals.
“Their hospitals are different,” Glory explains. “Parents can’t stay with you there. They can only visit for about one hour, then have to go back home. The kids were super lonely. I played with them, helped the nurses feed them, and assisted with rehabilitation whenever I could.”
Years later, those sweet memories linger in her mind. Continuing in that same spirit of giving back, Glory moved to D.C. to intern with local district congressman, John Lewis.
“He is a living piece of history,” she shares about the experience. “He marched with Dr. King. He advocates for civil rights, which I am passionate about. I assisted the legislative staff and attended hearings. I sat in and heard the Congressman speak. Upon finishing my internship I decided to pursue a job in D.C. in the international nonprofit sector.”
Glory applied for over 50 jobs on Capitol Hill—and they all fell flat. “I still don’t know how anyone gets a job in D.C.,” she laughs about the endeavor.
So instead, she put her “effervescent” (as she calls it) personality to work as a tour guide at the famous CNN Center in Atlanta.
Around this time, Glory met a new friend at church, Stephen Assink. She told him about her passions. He told her about his job as local Managing Director at a refugee staffing company—Amplio Recruiting.
Glory was floored.
“I thought, this is just the best organization I have ever heard of. Though it’s not a nonprofit, it’s a company with a huge mission. It’s beneficial for the business world to see more B Corps.”
Fortunately for her, Amplio was hiring. Her personality, care, and excellence made her just the right fit for their Client Care Manager position.
Now, Glory serves at Amplio’s Atlanta office, one of four locations nationwide. Her days consist of calling and visiting clients, and even taking potential employees for interviews—anything and everything to create a positive, seamless experience for companies.
“Going to work is just so easy because I love the people I work for in the Clarkston community,” she says. “It’s just truly wonderful. I not only get to help the businesses we serve meet their economic goals by having an amazing staff, but at the same time help the refugee community. It’s a win-win for everyone. It’s amazing to have a job like that.”
“We are grateful to have Glory on our team to increase our ability to serve our clients with excellence,” Amplio CEO, Chris Chancey shares. “She brings joy, intentionality, and outrageous passion to her role as Client Care Manager.”
She has even been able to put her linguistic skills to work.
“I took some potential employees to interview with a client. Some were from Congo and spoke primarily French. I was able to help translate. They got the job, and they’ve been super successful so far!”
Nothing delights Glory and the Amplio team more than connecting great companies with the refugee workforce.
“Sit down with refugees and hear their stories,” she challenges skeptics. “Then it will become abundantly clear why they are here, and that they deserve all of the opportunities America has to offer.”
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