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The Opportunity of an Open Door

Photo: Joseph McBrayer This month’s featured thought leader is Zinah, a former refugee from Iraq and soon-to-be new American citizen. She shared her story and her gratitude through the following speech during the New Americans Celebration hosted by the Coalition for Refugee Service Agencies (CRSA) on Valentine’s Day. Bombs are not unusual in Baghdad, but this one sounded close. Too… More >

New Americans Celebration 2019: A Valentine for Georgia

If you were one of over 300 people who made their way to the state capitol on February 14, we hope you left full of hope and inspiration. The New Americans Celebration event, hosted by the Coalition of Refugee Service Agencies (CRSA), is the annual day of education and outreach for refugees, immigrants and Georgia community members who support them…. More >

March 2019 Volunteer Spotlight: Heather Ray

“Successfully conveying information to a student doesn’t necessarily make someone a good tutor. Heather is great tutor because she is a friend to Shiva. One of my favorite things about Heather is every time I visit them, Shiva is teaching Heather something in Dari.” -Katie, English at Home AmeriCorps member From the alphabet to medical vocabulary, Heather Ray, a volunteer… More >

With Love for Our Secret Santas

Every year, as the holiday season approaches, New AP reaches out to the Atlanta community to ask for “Secret Santa” gifts to share with the refugees we serve. We want to show refugees that all are welcome and treasured here, and that the season of giving applies to everyone. With nearly 200 children in our afterschool programs alone, we wonder… More >

A Gift for Claudine

Not only did our 2018 Secret Santas help us share gifts with all of our Bright Futures refugee youth, they enabled us to provide gifts for newly arriving families and other women, children and families served through our longer term programs like Parents as Teachers, English at Home and ongoing case management. Here is just one story about one woman,… More >

February 2019 Volunteer Spotlight: Fred Rascoe

Above: Middle school students with Fred Rascoe (back row, middle) and lead teacher Winston Persaud (back row, right) This month’s volunteer spotlight features Fred Rascoe, a librarian at Georgia Tech, who finds time to tutor new American students in New AP’s Bright Futures afterschool program. Fred says that it takes a lot of hard work and dedication to help middle… More >

Learning for Life

Mohamad, a refugee from Burma (now Myanmar), came to the United States alone in 2014. Since then he has worked several labor intensive jobs, gone to school and spent many hours contacting people and filling out forms trying to reunite with his family. He successfully brought his wife and two of his children to the United States. Mohamad speaks Burmese,… More >

Volunteer Spotlight: Yaunna Hunter and USC

This month’s volunteer spotlight features Yaunna Hunter, a student at The University of South Carolina who recently volunteered with New AP through an Alternative Fall Break Experience. Yaunna has always had a passion for non-profits and brought the same exciting energy to her week with New American Pathways. Alternative Fall and Spring Breaks are a way for students to go outside… More >

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