Volunteer of the Month:
When Mike Iverson laughs, you can’t help but laugh, too. He is a giving person with a joy for life that is contagious.
A longtime supporter of New American Pathways, Mike has been a member of the Board of Directors since 2011 (then RRISA). He is the current Treasurer and chair of the board’s Finance Committee. But this year, Mike found a way to be more directly involved with the new Americans served by the organization he helps govern. He decided to offer his expertise as a volunteer mentor through the Mentors for Vocational Pathways (MVP) volunteer service—a new volunteer opportunity since the merger of RRISA and Refugee Family Services last year.
A part of our Vocational Counseling services, MVPs are Metro Atlanta professionals who are matched one-to-one with highly skilled new Americans seeking to build their skills and improve their job prospects in fields such as graphic design, medicine and education.
As a financial professional of more than 20 years, Mike felt like this would be a unique way to use his business skills to give back to new Americans. He was matched with Fidele, a client from Rwanda who had recently obtained a degree in finance and was ready to look for a job.
Learn more about Mike's volunteer work on our web site.