Thought Leadership

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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Expanding and Evolving New American Pathways’ Immigration Services

For this month’s Thought Leader piece, New American Pathways Immigration Services Manager, Whitney Kweskin, reflects on the challenges of the United States Immigration System and the ways in which the New AP Immigration team are expanding and evolving to support a growing number of new Americans.  New American Pathways has been established as one of …

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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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Making Positive Change Through Storytelling

This month’s Thought Leader article is written by Ikhlas Mohammed. Ikhlas is a Senior Youth Coordinator at New American Pathways and came to the US as a refugee in 2018. For World Refugee Day and as part of our Refuge-JOY series on creative expression, she is sharing her story and how her creative writing has …

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Reflections on Supporting New American Parents

“When the children learn, the moms learn too.” – Nadia Mwangachuchu, Parent Educator For this month’s Thought Leader Article, we asked several New AP Parent Educators and Parent Liaisons to share about how their work impacts refugee and immigrant parents, and what providing this programming means to New AP staff. Atlanta is now home to …

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A Commitment to Service

This month’s thought leader piece is written by Hana Johnson. Hana is a lifelong devotee to service and support for marginalized people. She has been part of the New American Pathways team since 2017 and currently serves as the Sr Volunteer and Community Engagement Coordinator. Previously she served two years as an AmeriCorps Member at New …

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The Ripple Effect of Women’s Empowerment

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This month’s thought leader piece is written by Anastassia Hardy, Family Empowerment program manager at New American Pathways. She reflects on women’s empowerment and is delighted to join women and men worldwide, celebrating women’s history month. My name is Anastassia. I am a woman, a mother, an immigrant, and a professional agent of change. Women’s empowerment is …

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Making Progress Towards a Welcoming Georgia

This month’s Thought Leader is written by Darlene C. Lynch, Esq. Darlene is an experienced human rights advocate and lawyer. In her role as Head of External Relations for The Center for Victims of Torture (CVT) in Georgia, she advocates for the rights of refugees and immigrants in the state, including the great number who …

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