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15 December 15, 2021

A Time to Celebrate, Plan, and Forgive


I like this time of the year as the world seems to slow down, at least a little. Christmas is a big reason for this in the U.S., but there are several other observances at this time of year where people traditionally take time to reflect and be with family. There’s a lot going on in the world right now with ...

A Time to Celebrate, Plan, and Forgive2021-12-15T20:01:38-08:00
15 December 15, 2021

Afghanistan Scholarship Recipient Sapna A.


When Sapna A. left her home early that cold morning, she knew she was not coming back again. All she could tuck into her small bag was some documents, her ID, and the little money she had saved from her work as a teacher. Only her sister knew where Sapna was headed.

Afghanistan Scholarship Recipient Sapna A.2022-08-12T09:54:12-07:00
1 December 1, 2021

Afghanistan Scholarship Recipient Farhad N.


Before moving to the U.S., Farhad N. had to lead a double life. Born and raised in Kabul, Afghanistan, Farhad worked in a security company that escorted convoys of USAID and other American agencies working in Afghanistan. But only Farhad’s wife knew that.

Afghanistan Scholarship Recipient Farhad N.2022-08-12T09:55:20-07:00
17 November 17, 2021

Afghanistan Scholarship Recipient Narges Ghaznawi


“When the plane took off from Kabul, everybody was clapping and cheering except for me. I covered my face with both hands and sobbed. And when an old man sitting next to me asked why I was crying, I said I didn’t know I was going to leave my country like this. I did not know when, or if I was coming back.”

Afghanistan Scholarship Recipient Narges Ghaznawi2022-08-12T09:56:28-07:00
15 September 15, 2021

Interpreter Training Scholarships for Afghan Immigrants


Afghan immigrants will be facing tremendous emotional and mental health challenges, even with significant financial and other support. Our training program will help reduce this stress by creating a pool of qualified interpreters for the community who understand the legal and medical systems in the U.S. and can facilitate understanding on both sides.

Interpreter Training Scholarships for Afghan Immigrants2022-03-16T10:30:54-07:00