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Volunteer of the Month: Michael Purser

Above: Transportation volunteer Michael Purser When we asked Michael Purser why he serves with New American Pathways, he humbly said: “It’s the most American thing you can do.” Michael, a semi-retired volunteer, began serving with us in fall of 2016. He found his fit as a transportation volunteer, picking up new Americans from their homes …

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Moving Up the (Career) Field

What does “MVP” mean to you? As we approach Super Bowl Sunday, many think about the Most Valuable Players on the football field. Here at New American Pathways, though, our MVPs are Mentors for Vocational Pathways in specific professional fields – and they are just as important as any star football players for the new Americans we serve. When foreign-trained …

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Check Out Our New Online Store!

Show everyone you want to keep Georgia welcoming. We have expanded our line of New AP and “Welcome to Georgia” swag so there are choices for everyone – super-soft hoodies, ¾-sleeve raglan shirts, Tervis tumblers and journals. Here’s our online store. Visit any time at store.newamericanpathways.org. A huge thanks to Eric Key of Key Design Strategy for …

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Volunteers of the Month: All of Our Secret Santas

Every year our staff members chew their fingernails hoping that we will have enough holiday gifts to serve the refugee youth in our four DeKalb County afterschool programs. Every year, we have more students to provide for (this year 180!) and less hands to help coordinate the effort. But every year, the community comes together in …

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Explorations with Paint Love

The refugee girls in our Young Women’s Leadership Program found their voices during the first workshop of the year, thanks to our partnership with Paint Love. Pictured above: YWL senior Mary Par (left) poses with mentor Avani Patel (right) and guest artist Penny Treese (center).  How can you refocus negative comments you hear (or think) about …

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Celebrating Welcoming Week

Clarkston, the most diverse square mile in America known as the “Ellis Island of the South”, offered the perfect setting last week for a local Welcoming Week event.  Welcoming Week was recognized from the week of September 15 – 24 across the nation. During this annual series of events, communities bring together immigrants, refugees and …

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