The powerful mind of Nikola Tesla

Nikola Tesla immigrated to the USA as a young man. He was an inventor and electrical engineer. Some of the things he invented are important parts of our lives today.  When most people hear the word “Tesla,” they may have the electric car company in mind. Not everyone knows that the company is named after ... Read more

Advice for teenagers

Teenagers go through many changes.  It can be hard for them to find people to trust with hard issues. An educator shares some advice for teenagers.  As an educator, soccer coach, and cook myself, I will be sharing some advice for teenagers. They will help to boost our teen’s health physically, mentally. Through my years ... Read more

Anousheh Ansari: The first female space explorer

Anousheh Ansari is the first Muslim woman and Iranian to become a “space tourist”. She is also a successful entrepreneur who empowers women to achieve their dreams.  If asked to name someone who has been to space, most people’s answers would say the same names: Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin, the first people to walk ... Read more

What is the 2020 Census?

You may be wondering: what is census and why is it important? Learn about how information is collected and why it matters. As a recent immigrant, this is my first time participating in the census and I am excited about the opportunity. Someone might wonder, what is Census and why does it matter? Some people in ... Read more
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Tips for a career in manufacturing

Manufacturing is a quickly growing industry in the USA. It offers many opportunities for entry-level positions and long-term careers. Read tips about how you can succeed in manufacturing.  In my career, I had the privilege of working with a hard-working team that helps refugees and immigrants get jobs. Most of those jobs were in manufacturing. ... Read more

The GED exam gave me a second chance at the American Dream

Many immigrants do not get the chance to graduate from high school. Passing the GED test shows that you have the same knowledge as a high school graduate. Our USAHello board member Jeanna Lui tells us about the opportunities that the GED diploma gave her. My name is Jeanna and I am an immigrant. When ... Read more

What to do when you are stopped by police

Many people panic when they are stopped by police. This is especially true when you are a newcomer to this country. You might not know what to do in this situation. Being stopped by the police can be scary. This is especially true if you do not know the English language. Without knowing the English ... Read more

My first pay raise

Asking for a pay raise can be intimidating. But it is common in the USA if you are doing very well at your job. If you prepare yourself, you may be able to earn more money.  I think one of the scariest things I have done in my career was negotiating my salary. I was ... Read more