The New American Center
Located in Lynn, MA, the Russian Community Association of Massachusetts is part of a collaborative project called the New American Center. The New American Center was established in 2002 and is a multi-ethnic, multi-service site providing culturally appropriate and linguistically accessible social service assistance to refugees and immigrants in the Lynn area. The New American Center (NAC) was created by the Mutual Assistance Association Coalition (MAA Coalition) - a Massachusetts collaboration of grassroots ethnic community organization - in order to meet the needs of large numbers of increasingly diverse newcomers to Lynn. The Russian Community Association of Massachusetts is the lead organization at the New American Center.
The New American Center houses satellite offices of the Boston-based Russian Community Association of Massachusetts, which acts as a post-resettlement agency along with the Bosnian Community Center for Resource Development, Congolese Development Center, and the Southern Sudanese Solidarity Organization. Two Boston-based resettlement agencies, the International Institute of Boston, and the Refugee and Immigrant Assistance Center, both have satellite offices located in the New American Center, so that they are able to provide accessible case management services for the newly-resettled clients.