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 2019, we:

  • Contacted over 6,000 refugee voters.

  • Identified nearly 3,000 supporters.

  • Trained 11 young leaders.

Proactive Narratives hosts short video stories on newcomer contributions and welcoming exchanges to counter anti-refugee rhetoric. offers easy ways to #ShowUp4Refugees by providing a conversation guide and toolkit, calls to action, and volunteer opportunities to get more involved.

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.