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Empowering Women Through Education

Earlier this year, New AP’s Family Empowerment program ran a well-attended women’s health and family planning workshop for the Burmese community at the Clarkston Library. Guest speakers included: Dr. Gulshan Harjee, co-founder of the Clarkston Community Health Center; Amy Armstrong Wells, DeKalb County Board of Health; Rihana Nesrudin, Oakhurst Medical Center; Grace Paulsen, Reproductive Health …

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March 2019 Volunteer Spotlight: Heather Ray

“Successfully conveying information to a student doesn’t necessarily make someone a good tutor. Heather is great tutor because she is a friend to Shiva. One of my favorite things about Heather is every time I visit them, Shiva is teaching Heather something in Dari.” -Katie, English at Home AmeriCorps member From the alphabet to medical …

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A Gift for Claudine

Not only did our 2018 Secret Santas help us share gifts with all of our Bright Futures refugee youth, they enabled us to provide gifts for newly arriving families and other women, children and families served through our longer term programs like Parents as Teachers, English at Home and ongoing case management. Here is just …

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February 2019 Volunteer Spotlight: Fred Rascoe

Above: Middle school students with Fred Rascoe (back row, middle) and lead teacher Winston Persaud (back row, right) This month’s volunteer spotlight features Fred Rascoe, a librarian at Georgia Tech, who finds time to tutor new American students in New AP’s Bright Futures afterschool program. Fred says that it takes a lot of hard work …

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Free Citizenship Workshop on February 9

Are you eligible for citizenship? Come to this free citizenship workshop from 10 AM – 12 PM on February 9, 2019, for citizenship application help and legal advice! Thanks to the hosts, IRC Atlanta and Asian Americans Advancing Justice Atlanta! For more information, see the flyer translated into several languages here.

Learning for Life

Mohamad, a refugee from Burma (now Myanmar), came to the United States alone in 2014. Since then he has worked several labor intensive jobs, gone to school and spent many hours contacting people and filling out forms trying to reunite with his family. He successfully brought his wife and two of his children to the …

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Double Your Donation for #GAgives on #GivingTuesday!

Black Friday is over. Cyber Monday is done. What’s left? Cleanse your palate from the shopping craze by giving back! Today is #GAgives on #GivingTuesday, and we are thrilled to have two extraordinary donors providing $19,000 in match! That means we can turn $19,000 raised online into $38,000 to support refugees in Georgia! Thanks to …

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