What We Do
The name of our organization describes our leadership as well as our primary constituents. NAA is led by new American Africans in service to new American Africans, as well as to any newcomers who are struggling to create security and connections in their new home community.
Most refugees in Concord have left property and family behind and fled for their lives, only to spend years in refugee camps before making the journey to their new host nation. For many of the children this is the only life they’ve known. They may or may not speak English, and are likely to have had little or no opportunity to go to school. They have survived extraordinary circumstances and their knowledge can be broad, but adaptation to life in New Hampshire can be a great challenge. The strength and resilience of these communities are great assets that can, with support, be channeled into helping to create better lives for themselves and their families in a new home.
As an organization, we are determined to promote the full engagement and leadership of Africans in community life, as well as greater economic security and workforce opportunities. We serve as a bridge between the host community and newcomers, ensuring that Concord, NH remains a welcoming home for all of its residents. Since our inception, youth have been a major focus of our work, reflecting the great hope and desire of African parents that our children thrive in this new environment, and that our children’s success will lift up the entire family and the