Chasing the American dream

  I was born in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Baraka. A place where the sky is always blue.  The sun is always out. A downfall being it gets a little too hot. The temperature varies from 68 degrees F to 90 degrees F.  A place where music from different cultures is always playing ... 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

Because good food feels like home

  For many newcomers, food may be one of the last links they have to the country they came from. Sitting around the table with a home-cooked meal may be the only thing that feels like home. I spent my childhood in Bosnia, a country whose cuisine is like a map of its past. Bosnia ... Read more

I am a Dreamer and I have DACA

While President Trump was signing a document to rescind DACA, I was signing a check for over $28,000 to pay my taxes of 2016. Donald Trump rescinded Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, also known as DACA. This program protects eligible immigrant youth who came to the United States when they were children from deportation. ... Read more

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

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