The Partnership for the Advancement of New Americans (PANA) is a research, public policy, and community organizing hub dedicated to advancing the full economic, social, & civic inclusion of refugees.

Social Change Strategies

Civic Engagement


PANA has a regional approach to refugee civic engagement during and in between elections to build a visible and powerful refugee electorate. In 2017, we:

  • Contacted over 3,000 refugee voters.

  • Identified 2,626 pledged voters.

  • Trained 16 young leaders.

Proactive Narratives which will host short video stories on newcomer contributions and welcoming exchanges to counter anti-refugee rhetoric. will offer easy ways to #ShowUp4Refugees by offering a toolkit, making calls to action, and providing volunteer opportunities.

Policy + Campaigns

To successfully shift policy conversations about housing, PANA convenes and facilitates Build Better San Diego, a community and labor coalition that believes when families have the freedom to live in healthy, safe, and affordable homes near transit, jobs, and services, our communities improve and our local economies thrive.