Communications

Ukraine Webinar

On June 13 New AP held an informational webinar about the status of Ukrainian parolees, the role of New American Pathways, and how you can help. https://youtu.be/-kQOoH44jz8?t=81 Many topics were covered including the cost of resettlement and what core services are available to parolees. Core services are the services that refugee resettlement agencies are required …

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Family Empowerment at New AP

Inés Rodriguez joined New AP in February as the Family Empowerment Department Manager. The concept of family empowerment can mean different things to different regions of the world. At New AP, the Family Empowerment team provides early intervention, family violence prevention, and targeted women’s career development support. Together, Inés and her team are helping new …

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Volunteer Spotlight – Cindy Zeldin

We are excited to feature Cindy Zeldin for this month’s volunteer spotlight. Cindy is passionate about volunteering. That’s why when she moved to Atlanta five years ago she joined The Temple, a Reform Jewish congregation in Atlanta dedicated to social justice. Since then, she has dedicated herself to serving others in many ways, including presenting numerous …

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Volunteering Is Evolving

This month’s thought leader piece is written by Baindu Akinrotiba. Baindu is a two-time AmeriCorps alum, with one year of service being completed at New American Pathways. She received her master’s in social work with a focus on international social work, diversity, equity, and inclusion. Baindu now serves as the New American Pathways Community Partnerships Coordinator …

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An Afghan Woman Cannot Take Anything for Granted

This month’s thought leader piece features Dr. Hogai G. Nassery and her thoughts on the crisis in Afghanistan. Dr. Hogai is a family physician and the co-founder of the Afghan American Alliance of Georgia. Her family immigrated to the United States in 1973, after a coup d’etat in Afghanistan. Her parents sponsored numerous Afghan families …

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Meet Our Civic Pathways Leaders: Shelleyan, Yilkal, and Ahmad

Say hello to Shelleyan!  Shelleyan Lewars, originally from Jamaica, wanted to be more involved in civic engagement and get closer to her community by using her voice and helping those around her. New American Pathways and the Civic Pathways Leadership Program has motivated and inspired her to resolve issues within immigrant communities. Shelleyan originally worked …

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Meet Our Civic Pathways Leaders: Anastassia, Veronica, and Basra

Meet Anastassia!  Anastassia Hardy came to the United States from Estonia at age 22 as part of a work-study program. Looking to find better opportunities for herself, Anastassia initially found it challenging to find her purpose and feel like she was fitting in in her new home.  “It took me quite a long time, because I …

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Meet our Civic Pathways Leaders: Maureen & Mamadou

Say hello to Maureen! She is originally from Kenya but began her journey in the United States in 2019 when her husband was awarded a scholarship. Upon her arrival, she was granted a work visa and decided to pursue a career in accounting just as she had in her home country. Although Maureen enjoys accounting, …

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Meet our Civic Pathways Leaders: Kalkidan & Ikhlas

Kalkidan Gebreegziabher Meet Kalkidan, an educator, role-model for children, and influential leader. She currently serves with New American Pathways as a family support liaison and lead teacher in the afterschool program. She has various degrees from reputable universities, including Harvard, which have contributed to her efficiency in educating the masses and policy recommendations. She notes …

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