The New American Initiative
As the 14th
largest city in the United States, Columbus is a global city. Part of what
fuels the growth and strength of our city is our quickly growing population of
new and once new Americans. Communities of immigrants and refugees have spurred
growth in our cultural richness, economic growth, and development of the city.
New American Initiative was created to give all immigrant and refugees living
in Columbus access to city services and programs to help improve their lives.
This initiative gives equal opportunity to all refugees and immigrants
and allows them to become active, productive, and equitable residents of
New Americans in Columbus
Columbus has long been a destination for immigrants, refugees, and New Americans. As a result, Columbus is home to a wide array of cultures, languages, and practices.
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As a welcoming city, there are many organizations and resources for New Americans in Columbus. These organizations ensure that the needs of our diverse communities are being met.
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The New American Leadership Academy
The New American Leadership Academy is one way that the Department of Neighborhoods empowers individuals to become advocates for their communities. By empowering New American leaders, we can ensure that everyone has a voice.
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