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Contributions of refugee and immigrant businesses to the American economy

What are the contributions of refugees and immigrants to the American economy? Why is it that refugees and immigrants are more likely to start their own businesses than native-born Americans? I believe it is because refugee and immigrants left what is familiar and ventured into the unknown in the hope of creating something better for ... Read more

Beyond Beauty, A Refugee’s Journey in Pursuit of Happiness

Ferial Youakim: From refugee camp to becoming a global businesswoman, motivational speaker, image consultant, and author. Ferial Youakim was born in a refugee camp and grew up in a war-torn city in the Middle East. Youakim has overcome unimaginable obstacles to become a global businesswoman, motivational speaker, image consultant, and author. In her book “Beyond Beauty, A Refugee’s ... Read more
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Welcome Refugees to Your Community

As a community member you can help welcome refugees to your community.

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Yet a teenager, Syrian-born Aya Attal is finding success in Pittsburgh

Yet a Teenager, Syrian-born Aya Attal is Finding Success in Pittsburgh Hailing from Damascus, Syria Aya Attal and her family fled the country for their safety and arrived, as refugees in Pittsburgh, Pennslyvania in 2016. Quite simply, Attal explains her experience in America as a struggle. Studying a college-level nursing course in the Carlow University’s ... Read more