We strengthen immigrant and refugee communities in greater Lowell through  education, empowerment, and economic opportunities.

 

Immigrants and refugees need help past their initial re-settlement period. Six months to a year after they arrive, their needs are still many: Finding jobs that support their families, securing after-school care for children, learning how to drive, finding adequate health care, and learning English, to name a few. 

By working together, we can meet the critical long-term needs of these communities - and help families lead healthy, active lives in Lowell.

 

 
 
 Regular connections with family and friends in the community helps cut down on feelings of isolation, and make the social adjustment to a new life easier in the first few years of resettlement, 

Regular connections with family and friends in the community helps cut down on feelings of isolation, and make the social adjustment to a new life easier in the first few years of resettlement, 

About Us

Founder Richard Makokha knows firsthand what it means to be an immigrant and refugee. Find out how the New American Center got its start, who we work with, and where we go from here - with your help.

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 The "Homework Club" helps students of immigrant and refugee families with homework and English after school, and supports parent-teacher communication. The program is run in partnership with NFI Family Resource Center of Greater Lowell. 

The "Homework Club" helps students of immigrant and refugee families with homework and English after school, and supports parent-teacher communication. The program is run in partnership with NFI Family Resource Center of Greater Lowell. 

Our ProGrams

We support the most high-risk immigrant and refugee families through case management and referrals, teaching daily living skills, finding support for social and emotional adjustment, educating families about resource management and local transportation, and finding adequate medical care.

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