Newcomers Guide to Allentown
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About Us

The Newcomers Guide to Allentown is an online book where newcomers can go to learn about various resources that can be found in Allentown. It is our goal to make the transition to both the United States and Allentown as easy as possible. There are over 30 different book sections about different areas in Allentown and many of these book sections have accompanying videos. Please feel free to print off the entire book which can be found under the tab "PDF Version". 

You can also take a look at our blog which was created to share the stories and experiences of refugees in Allentown.

We would love to hear what you think about this site and are open to criticisms and suggestions.


Creators and Sponsors

This website and its content were created by Rebecca Ely '17 and Katie Morris '18 of Lehigh University. The project will now be carried on by the student club, No Lost Generation that works with refugees both locally and internationally. The website will be hosted by Lehigh University's Center for Community Engagment. 

Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.
— Emma Lazarus

Contact Us

For Questions, Comments or Concerns regarding this website please send an email to either or We will get back to you as quickly as possible.