15-year-old NCNAA student, Palwasha

FHN and NCNAA Have Had a Pen Pal Program for the Past Two Years

Published: November 27, 2018

For the past year, FHN has worked to reach out to NCNAA in various different ways. One of these ways is by continuing the pen-pal p...

Two Years, Three Schools

Isaac Finds an Atmosphere That Helps Him Understand and Learn More Effectively

Published: November 26, 2018

Isaac walks on the Ugandan road to school. His uniform can’t get dirty. He can’t be late. He needs to have his homework d...

A Shift in Policy

In the Past Two Years, Immigration Policy in the U.S. Has Greatly Changed

Published: November 26, 2018

Sherwan likes gym class. He likes playing soccer with his friends, learning from his teachers at NCNAA and he likes living in...

Learning Another Life

Afghan Refugee and NCNAA Student, Nabila, Came to America in 2016

Published: November 26, 2018

Sitting toward the front of her class, Nabila types on a Chromebook, adding more information to an assignment. The classroom she...

Teachers Rekha Shivaprasad and Fatine Bourkadi provide hope and positivity in the
classroom for their students by providing a different perspective

Teachers Rekha Shivaprasad and Fatine Bourkadi Provide Hope and Positivity in the Classroom

Published: November 26, 2018

What was once a 42-student science lab class has slowly dwindled to 23 refugee students. Now, these newcomer refugee students are ...

Keary Ritchie Forms Unique Bonds with Her Students

Published: February 28, 2018

Keary Ritchie is a teacher at the Nahed Chapman New American Academy in St. Louis, Missouri. The NCNAA is home to hundreds of...