This story is part of an occasional series about individuals who don't have much money or power but do have a big impact on their communities.
Almost 70,000 refugees — victims of war, hardship and persecution — are allowed into the U.S. each year. But settling into their new homes can be a challenge, from learning English to figuring out how to turn on the dishwasher.
Omar Shekhey says he's there to help. The Somali American drives a cab at night, but during the day, he runs the nonprofit Somali American Community Center, based in Clarkston, Ga.