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“If you put your mind to what you want, being a mother won’t stop you”

Balancing Motherhood As A Refugee

Can you imagine being a refugee in the process of resettlement for over fifteen years? Francoise Chimalonza, a refugee from the Democratic Republic of the Congo has experienced it firsthand. Fifteen years ago, Francoise fled the Congo due to a war and was placed for resettlement in Rwanda. Her final resettlement paperwork was not finalized until 2014, which is when… More >

Volunteer of the Month: John Bottini

While cultures, ethnicities, and religions may vary, one thing is true for people around the world – we all love our children. This basic truth helped our April Volunteer of the Month, John Bottini, to make greater, lasting connections with two new arrivals, and to help their family grow larger, and stronger, in their new community. John, environmental counsel at… More >

Rahim’s Path to an American Dream

It was always my dream to have a job in America. The AmeriCorps program has brought my dream to reality. I have been serving as the “Parents as Teachers” AmeriCorps team member at New American Pathways since October of 2016. This has been one of the best experiences of my life. Primarily, my goal in this position was to build… More >

The President’s Proposed Budget and Resources for Refugees

Last week, President Trump released his proposed budget for the federal government, which includes cuts or complete shut-downs of many programs that serve communities across the U.S.. Many of the changes outlined in this budget will negatively affect refugee-serving agencies in ways supporters may not have expected. Here are a few of those changes we have noticed, so far. It… More >

Volunteers of the Month: Xavier University Alternative Break Group

This month, our volunteers of the month are the Alternative Spring Break students from Xavier University, a Catholic school located in Cincinnati, Ohio! This group spent two days volunteering in our afterschool program at a DeKalb County elementary school, helping children with their homework, reading, and conversation pieces. We asked them to share their experience: We signed up to volunteer… More >

Maria the Cat, Mohammed the Kid

Mary Cash, our Volunteer Engagement AmeriCorps member, wrote about creating animal shapes with Mohammed in the afterschool program. New to America and his DeKalb County… More >

Students Rule – On and Off the Field

A few weeks ago, we accepted three new students from Afghanistan into our afterschool program.  These students are all siblings with varying levels of English speaking and reading.  They have already impressed me with their respectfulness, eagerness to learn, and positive attitudes. The youngest sibling came to us knowing the alphabet and a few sight words, and has since learned… More >

What the Second Executive Order Means for Refugees

Late morning on March 6, 2017, President Trump’s administration released the long-anticipated updated anti-refugee order and travel ban. While the order has some noticeable changes from the original order (see below), it will still negatively affect refugees and refugee-serving agencies.  Negative impacts include: Refugee arrivals cut in half for fiscal year 2017 (reduced from 110,000 to 50,000 refugees) A four-month halt (120 days)… More >

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