Volunteer Spotlight

Volunteer Spotlight – Wendy Gutiérrez Cheeks

We are excited to feature Wendy Gutiérrez Cheeks for this month’s volunteer spotlight. Wendy serves on the Advisory Council for New American Pathways (New AP) and was previously a board member for six years (2014-2020). She is a Director for Client Experience Management at BlackRock, an investment management firm headquartered in NY, and continues to support …

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Volunteer Spotlight: Yaunna Hunter and USC

This month’s volunteer spotlight features Yaunna Hunter, a student at The University of South Carolina who recently volunteered with New AP through an Alternative Fall Break Experience. Yaunna has always had a passion for non-profits and brought the same exciting energy to her week with New American Pathways. Alternative Fall and Spring Breaks are a way …

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Volunteer Spotlight: John Guyton

This month’s volunteer spotlight features John Guyton, a Georgia native and active donor and volunteer for New American Pathways. John first discovered his passion for political engagement during his college career at American University in DC during a monumental period of American history—the Watergate scandal of the 1970s. A father of two and husband of 33 years, John has …

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Volunteer Spotlight: Jackson Richard

This month’s volunteer spotlight features Jackson Richard, who served as our Communications intern – and so much more – this summer. He shares his perspective below. “I spent a truly spectacular summer working as the 2018 Communications Intern at New American Pathways. From my very first day, I was embraced with warmth, compassion, and humor by the New …

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Volunteer Spotlight: Our Presbyterian Partners

Above: Members of the trio-church family prepare the apartment for Maryam and her family to arrive. This month, we honor our valued volunteer partners First Presbyterian Church Atlanta, Hillside Presbyterian Church and Northwest Presbyterian Church. First Presbyterian Church Atlanta and Hillside Presbyterian Church began a unique partnership in refugee resettlement more than 15 years ago. Through …

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Volunteer Spotlight: Breaking Bread Together

Georgia loves refugees. New American Pathways loves our volunteers. The journey of new Americans is a tough one, filled with uncertainty and questions. Once a refugee family arrives in the United States and New American Pathways starts helping them establish a life in their new home, there are still moments of uncertainty and questions. In addition to …

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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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