Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Assimilation: Agency for New Americans provides shelter, cultural perspective to incoming refugee

This center is helping refugees with English, education, housing and other things they need to settle here. - - Donna Poisl

Posted by Arbiter Staff

Uprooting families from everything they have ever known is difficult, even though their country may be riddled with bomb fragments and partially-destroyed buildings.

Their daring journey to America as refugees often leads to an opportunity for a fresh start along with a big helping of confusion. Luckily, Agency for New Americans is here to help. The agency’s main objective is to connect refugees with the community. Yasmin Aguilar is the community resource and match grant coordinator for Agency for New Americans. She gained her motivation for the job from many years of living as a refugee.
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