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About Fresh Start Refugee Assistance Center

A place where everyone can feel at home.

Fresh Start Refugee Assistance Center is a nonprofit organization (501c3 certified) that was established in 2017 to serve refugees in the DMV metropolitan area. Fresh Start partners with local organizations, companies, and individual volunteers to assist in the resettlement of families as they begin their new lives in the United States. Our programs are developed with our values in mind: respect, inclusivity and empowerment. 

Values

Respect

We treat all people with dignity and respect.

Inclusivity

We value and promote diversity and offer open arms to all humans, regardless of race, religion and ethnicity.

Empowerment

We provide new refugees with the tools and resources to empower and promote independence.

Our Board

Leadership Staff

Neelab Yousafzai

President / Founder

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Ghazal Zafar

Communications Manager

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Maryam Rashid

Vice President

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Zainab Nazary

Director of Advocacy

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Marjan Darab

Secretary

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Monica Hesham

Program Case Manager

Mora Farhad

Treasure, On Board 

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