Thought Leadership

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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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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Creating Change Through Artwork

For this month’s thought leader piece, Yehimi Cambrón shares her story of being a DACAmented artist, activist, public speaker, and entrepreneur in Atlanta. She immigrated to the US with her family when she was seven, leaving San Antonio Villalongín, a small town in Michoacán, México. Cambrón’s work elevates the stories of immigrants, celebrates their humanity, …

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Strengthening Georgia’s Economy by Maximizing Global Talent

For this month’s thought leader piece, Kevin Abel reflects on continuing to be an advocate for Georgia’s refugees and immigrants. Kevin Abel was a founding member of New American Pathway’s Board of Directors, serving as Vice Chair of the Board as well as chairing and serving on both the Advancement and Civic Engagement committees. He …

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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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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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