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The SNHU Center for New Americans

The Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) Center for New Americans launched in December of 2017 to better serve the needs of the New American community in Manchester, NH. The program’s foundation is a safe space that welcomes anyone who enters, no matter their path to get there.

All youth attending the Center for New Americans are given appropriate transportation, a snack, and the ability to learn and grow. We also strive to build a more cohesive community in Manchester, and often host family dinner nights and other cultural celebrations for the community we serve.

Amiko Youth Program

The Amiko Youth Program is happy to welcome your family to our center! We are here to support your children with homework, making friends, learning English, having fun and growing into empowered young people. Your children will learn and work together with students from many different countries in an environment where all cultures are shared and celebrated.

The Amiko Youth Program is open to all children ages 6-18. We specialize in offering after school and vacation programs to children who are newly arrived to the United States, or first generation American (born in the United States to immigrant/refugee parents).

We have moved! The program remains the same terrific options, but we will be hosting our summer program from a new location in the Manchester millyard.

For more information or questions contact Courtney Perron, Director. 603-545-4041,

Summer Program

Our summer program provides educational activities, field trips and outdoor fun for children participating. All programs run 11:00 am to 3:00pm. Transportation is provided.

The program is made up of two sessions in 2024:

Session 1: July 8 - August 1

  • Elementary School - Monday & Wednesday
  • Middle + High School - Tuesday & Thursday

Session 2: August 5 - August 15

  • Elementary School - Monday to Thursday


  • Amoskeag Health
  • City Year NH
  • Currier Museum of Art
  • FC Stars
  • Girls at Work
  • Granite United Way
  • Inti Youth Academy
  • Manchester Community Music School
  • New American Scholars
  • Peers Not Fears
  • Swim with a Mission

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