We envision New Mexico leading the country in effective refugee resettlement and immigration policies and programs, which humanely support newcomers, build on and learn from the strengths that newcomers bring, and promote newcomer well-being and civic engagement in order to work towards a world where all individuals, families, and communities are able to reach their fullest potential.
Promoting mutual learning to help newcomers and others living in America understand each other and develop and support effective and just policies.
Collaborating with other organizations, government agencies, and individuals to achieve our vision.
Developing, implementing, adapting, evaluating, and disseminating programs that benefit newcomers, including the Refugee Well-being Project (an innovative model for connecting newcomers with people and resources in the United States to promote mutual learning and improve mental health).
Building capacity and leadership skills of newcomers.
Our newcomer-led team works with newcomer individuals, families, and communities because we value the strengths and knowledge they bring to the United States while recognizing the challenges they face upon resettlement here.Contact Us
Pairing UNM students and refugee/immigrant families to work together for 6 months to mobilize community resources and engage in mutual learning.
Working to improve refugee health by increasing access to resources and addressing social determinants of health by helping refugees access health care, employment, driver’s licenses, etc.
Providing individual advocacy and mentorship to newcomers who are not enrolled in RIWP and are not eligible for Pathways (e.g., legal issues, educational support, housing).
Improving the cultural appropriateness of and access to early childhood and K-12 education for newcomers families.
Ensuring refugees get linguistically accessible services, including through APS, local and state government, and UNM Hospital.