New American Pathways client Samer was featured on local 11 Alive news on September 9, 2015 to discuss his own story of resettlement in the United States as well as the current situation for Syrian refugees. Our wonderful employment partners Aviva by Kareem were also featured as well. See the link here for Samer’s story.
According to a new study from Indiana University and the University of Virginia, each new immigrant in a community helps to create 1.2 new jobs – most of which go to native born Americans. See more about the study as featured in Vox
Abishkar Chhetri and his family were resettled in Atlanta when he was 13 years old. While the language and cultural barriers were tough to get through, Abishkar was driven to succeed – so much so that he is this year’s Druid Hills High School valedictorian. Read Abishkar’s story on MyAJC
Sy, a refugee from West Africa, was 11 years old when she and her family were resettled in Atlanta. Now, Sy is one of Emory University’s 2015-2016 Robert T. Jones Jr. Scholarship recipients, a prestigious award. Sy will embark upon studies at St. Andrews University in Scotland this fall, where she plans to pursue a one-year …
You can learn a lot from Adenah Bayoh. As a young girl, war forced Bayoh from her home country of Liberia and into a refugee camp. She eventually immigrated to the U.S. and about a decade later, became the youngest-ever African-American franchisee of IHOP. Read her story, and her success tips, on Entrepreneur.com
via USA Today College Ridwan Hassan is the son of Somali and Ethiopian refugees who survived war in their home countries to come to Georgia to build a better life for Ridwan. Now, as a Senior at Dartmouth College, Ridwan is a Rhodes Scholar. Read his full story on USA Today.
New American Pathways announces the election of a new member to its Board of Directors: Aisha Rahman, Director of Risk Assurance Services at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). “Ms. Rahman comes to us via the Taproot Pro Bono Seat Program,” says Chief Executive Officer Paedia Mixon. “Taproot is a nonprofit organization that makes business talent available to organizations …
Our friends, and community partners, at the International Rescue Committee (IRC) in Atlanta recently welcomed the first Syrian refugee family to Atlanta – via AJC
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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 …