Immigrant Leaders Month 2019 Archives - Generocity Philly

Immigrant Leaders Month 2019

Semra Filikçi’s year of living resolutely people

Jul. 11, 2019 11:49 am

Semra Filikçi’s year of living resolutely

If you did not speak English, could not work in your profession, and knew nobody but your husband (who was busy getting his doctorate), what would you do to feel at home in Philadelphia?
Amid the celebrations of Immigrant Heritage Month, a report, a rally and a lawsuit remind of work to be done purpose

Jul. 1, 2019 4:42 pm

Amid the celebrations of Immigrant Heritage Month, a report, a rally and a lawsuit remind of work to be done

PICC's Prudence Powell: “Today, more than ever, we call on everyone here and across the state to join us in pushing back against the attack on our communities.”
Building for the long fight:  Two of New Sanctuary Movement’s promotoras people

Jul. 1, 2019 8:00 am

Building for the long fight: Two of New Sanctuary Movement’s promotoras

Generocity asked nonprofit leaders whose work centers immigrants to write about immigrant leaders they know. Here, one of the NSM co-directors highlights the work of Gloria and Bertha, two members of the Promotoras program.
Meet Hazami Sayed, immigrant leader and founder of Al-Bustan Seeds of Culture people

Jun. 30, 2019 1:24 pm

Meet Hazami Sayed, immigrant leader and founder of Al-Bustan Seeds of Culture

"Leadership can be at every level and can take many forms ... In all cases, it requires grit — passion and perseverance with a long view," she says.
Mariam Ibrahim wants to increase English classes in Northeast Philadelphia people

Jun. 30, 2019 8:34 am

Mariam Ibrahim wants to increase English classes in Northeast Philadelphia

Generocity asked nonprofit leaders whose work centers immigrants to write about immigrant leaders they know. Here, the director of civic engagement at the Welcoming Center for New Pennsylvanians profiles Mariam Ibrahim.
Carmen Guerrero: From survivor of kidnapping to Philadelphia immigrant leader people

Jun. 29, 2019 12:42 pm

Carmen Guerrero: From survivor of kidnapping to Philadelphia immigrant leader

"Living in uncertainty and as if I was stepping on quicksand, I participated in and organized marches ... Without realizing it, we had organized the community — groups of women, young Dreamer students, day laborers."
Escaping Zurnita’s box: An Indonesian immigrant’s journey to find community people

Jun. 29, 2019 8:00 am

Escaping Zurnita’s box: An Indonesian immigrant’s journey to find community

Adjusting to life in the United States isn’t easy when home still feels like thousands of miles away.
These three young African immigrants are changing the game for girls in Liberia people

Jun. 27, 2019 1:00 pm

These three young African immigrants are changing the game for girls in Liberia

Summer Kollie, Princess Aghayere and Oladunni Alomaja, are launching Rebound Liberia, a program that will empower young women in Africa through basketball, personal development and literacy education.
Indah Nuritasari: ‘I believe that stories, journalism is very powerful’ people

Jun. 27, 2019 8:40 am

Indah Nuritasari: ‘I believe that stories, journalism is very powerful’

The Indonesian writer says she organizes workshops for immigrants and refugees because she knows how hard life can be for them.
AARP associate state director and Dominican native finds home in Philadelphia people

Jun. 26, 2019 3:09 pm

AARP associate state director and Dominican native finds home in Philadelphia

Yocasta Lora is one of the founders of Dominicanos in the Delaware Valley, a group of Dominican professionals promoting Dominican culture and leadership.

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