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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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Reflections on Civic Leadership and the Journey to Becoming a US Citizen

For this month’s Thought Leader piece, Yilkal Ademe reflects on his journey to the United States, building a life with his family in Georgia, becoming a leader in his community, and becoming a US citizen this year!   I am Yilkal Asres. Born in Ethiopia, and an asylee in the United States since the middle of …

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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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Lasting Community Support for Afghan Allies and Expanded Resettlement Efforts

October 26th, 2021 New American Pathways remains on the frontlines of welcoming Afghan nationals to Georgia and we have been blown away by the outpouring of support we have received from the community. Over the next several months, we expect to welcome hundreds of new Americans arriving with Special Immigrant Visas and refugee or humanitarian …

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Welcoming Afghan Allies to Atlanta as a Collaborative Effort

For this month’s thought leader piece, we met with John Arnold, Sr. Housing Manager of the Welcome Co-op, to talk about Afghanistan relief and resettlement efforts as a collaborative effort in Atlanta. John has served refugees in his work for the past 25 years, including serving as the Programs Director for World Relief in Atlanta …

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