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We help refugees from the moment of their arrival through their journey to citizenship with proven pathways to self-sufficiency and success.
We help ensure that new Americans contribute their special skills and talents to strengthen the American workforce and help Georgia thrive.

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Project RISE AmeriCorps
What is AmeriCorps? Often called the domestic Peace Corps, AmeriCorps is a network of national service programs focused on improving lives and fostering civic engagement.  Project RISE (Refugee and Immigrant Success through Education) is New American Pathways’ AmeriCorps program developed in partnership with Fugees Family to serve new Americans in Georgia.We host 24 AmeriCorps members in full-time service for an 11-month service cycle each year beginning in September. At New AP, most members offer direct services to refugees through their assigned department, such as ...
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Volunteer Spotlight: Breaking Bread Together
Georgia loves refugees. New American Pathways loves our volunteers. The journey of new Americans is a tough one, filled with uncertainty and questions. Once a refugee family arrives in the United States and New American Pathways starts helping them establish a life in their new home, there are still moments of uncertainty and questions. In addition to our dedicated staff, we entrust a trove of wonderful volunteers to help ease this transition. New AP engages more than 1,000 volunteers to set up apartments, transport new ...
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Food for Thought
Welcome to our “thought leadership” corner, a sharing space for ideas and thoughts that are on our mind today. We hope you will find these resources and stories to be both educational and inspiring. MORE >
hm_map Cuba Nearly 1 million Cuban exiles live in the United States due to ongoing political persecution in Cuba. Cuban refugees are served under the Cuban Haitian Program of the Office of Refugee Resettlement. Sudan In 2013, prolonged civil war and interethnic violence resulted in 600,000 Sudanese refugees living in the surrounding countries. Central African Republic The Central African Republic has suffered decades of internal conflict, with heightened instability in 2013. The global number of Central African refugees is approximately 220,000. Congo Approximately 450,000 refugees remain in neighboring countries, due to ongoing armed conflict in eastern DRC. Somalia More than 3,000 refugees from the war-torn nation of Somalia have entered Atlanta since 2004. The Somali community in Atlanta has bridged ethnic divisions and established a unified Somali-American Association that is helping families engage the American school system and promote college access for Somali youth, among other services. Eritrea Eritrean refugees have fled decades of instability and human rights violations. The majority of Eritrean refugees, including unaccompanied minors, move through camps in Ethiopia before resettlement. Iraq Many Iraqi nationals have fled Iraq due to war or persecution. Over 2,000 Iraqi refugees have been resettled in Georgia since 2005. Many Iraqi refugees worked with the US Government during the Iraq War. Iran Over 700 Iranian refugees have arrived in Georgia since 2004. Burma/Myanmar Ethnic conflict in Burma began shortly after the country’s independence in 1948. Due to internal conflict, approximately 160,000 Burmese refugees live in Thailand, while many more Burmese live in other countries in the region. Bhutan In the early 1990s the Bhutanese government expelled ethnic Nepalis from the southern part of the country. Most have been living in refugee camps in eastern Nepal ever since. Many Bhutanese community groups now exist in Atlanta. Syria Since 2011, the conflict in Syria has displaced nearly 9.5 million people, more than 40% of the country’s pre-war population. Of these, over 3 million have found temporary asylum in the neighboring countries of Lebanon, Turkey, Jordan, Iraq and Egypt. Just over 1,500 Syrians have been resettled in the U.S. Syrian arrivals continue to rise in FY2017. Afghanistan Afghanistan is one of the top countries of origin for refugees, with over 2.6 million refugees in 2014, only 50,000 of whom were resettled worldwide. Fewer than 500 Afghan refugees have come to Georgia over the past 10 years. Many Afghan refugees also served with the U.S. Armed Forces during recent conflicts in the Middle East.

Georgia has one of the most successful refugee resettlement and support programs in the country.

Annually, up to 110,000 refugees (less than 1% of the world’s refugee population) are resettled in the United States through a U.S. humanitarian program. Refugees enter the U.S. legally and are on track to become U.S. citizens after 5 years. In 2016, New American Pathways welcomed 502 of the refugees resettled in metro Atlanta. Our refugees and asylees represent 16 countries. Currently, most of our clients are coming from Burma (Myanmar), Syria, Afghanistan, Somalia, Eritrea, Ethiopia and Congo.
An affiliate of Church World Service and Episcopal Migration Ministries
Church World Services Episcopal Migration Ministries
2300 Henderson Mill Rd., NE
Suite 100
Atlanta, GA 30345
404.299.6099
United Way Community Partner
In partnership with MARTA
AmeriCorps