World Refugee Day- Refugees are Essential
June 20th was World Refugee Day, an annual event where we celebrate, remember and honor refugees around the world. In Atlanta our celebration of this day usually includes an event with vendors, delicious food and coffee, and performances and speeches from around the world. Our involvement with the Coalition of Refugee Service Agencies allows over twenty nonprofits to coordinate together to highlight the contributions of new Americans in Georgia. Due to COVID-19, we knew that this year’s event would be ... Read more >
The Path to Community Leadership
This month’s thought leader piece is written by Ogbai Afeworki, a former refugee from Ethiopia who was one of the first graduates of the Fugees Academy. He also served on New AP’s Project RISE Americorp team, as is an emerging community leader.
I was born in Ethiopia to an Ethiopian mother and Eritrean father. Growing up in a refugee camp as a child was very difficult. I didn’t really have a childhood. I had to mature at a very early age. ... Read more >