What Refugees Leave Behind

Ishmael Beah’s early childhood in Sierra Leone was a simple one filled with happy memories. During a recent visit to Atlanta, Ishmael recounted stories of playing impromptu, competitive soccer games with his father, brother and friends, and of crowding around the sole television in his village to watch music videos with his friends. Life was easy when he was young.

Celebrate Georgia’s Refugee Community at the Capitol

Join the Coalition of Refugee Service Agencies (CRSA) as we highlight the many contributions refugees make to our communities. During 2015’s New Americans Celebration, refugees and their friends and neighbors will meet with Georgia lawmakers to increase their understanding of the refugee community’s contributions as business owners, community leaders, and voting Americans. Click here to learn more and register. The …

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Season’s Greetings and a Happy New Year!

From the New Americans Pathways family to you and yours, we wish you the best of holidays and peace, health and happiness in 2015. Please enjoy our first-ever holiday video. New American Pathways Year End Video 2014 from New American Pathways on Vimeo.

Welcoming Week In Atlanta

We have so much to be proud of in Georgia, where our capital, Atlanta, is now officially designated as a “Welcoming City,” and where hard-working refugees are positive contributors to our state’s economy, driving the creation of small businesses and increases in home ownership.

$11,495 – and It’s All Thanks to You

This past Thursday was Georgia Gives Day – a statewide day that focuses on all the incredible work done by non-profits in Georgia and encourages supporters to donate to their favorite cause.  This year, we dedicated our Georgia Gives Day donations to our incredible Youth Services. For those of you who made us YOUR cause …

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Empowering New Americans to Get Out and Vote in Georgia

By Stephanie Ali, New American Pathways Communications and Policy Coordinator: Here in Georgia, this election season has been incredibly exciting with the rising electorate – women, minorities and voters under 25. At the same time, our organization, the local CWS affiliate, has merged with one of our long-time community partners to become New American Pathways. …

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Strengthening Welcome for Immigrants Means Getting Out the Vote

From our national affiliate, CWS, who covered our efforts to help new Americans get registered and get out the vote this election season. You can read the entire piece on their blog here: http://www.cwsglobal.org/blog/strengthening-welcome-for-immigrants.html  It’s election season once again and while I am no fan of the partisan bickering or political pundits, this moment is an …

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We’ve Merged!

It’s official: On Oct. 1, 2014, Refugee Resettlement and Immigration Services of Atlanta (RRISA) and Refugee Family Services (RFS) merged to create New American Pathways, the only nonprofit organization in Georgia providing a full continuum of support and holistic services for refugees. With a staff of more than 60 professionals and an AmeriCorps team of …

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