For Them, the Ruined Story Isn’t Just Onstage

February 3rd, 2011

This article appeared in, written by Kelly Bennet.   For Them, the Ruined Story Isn’t Just Onstage  by Kelly Bennett A few weeks ago, Womaniala Gerald, who works with African refugees, called family after family on his list of clients, rounding up women and men to hit the road from City Heights for an […]

Getting schooled in financial literacy By Christopher Cadelago

November 7th, 2010

Getting schooled in financial literacy Recently arrived youth from around the world get lessons in money management By Christopher Cadelago, UNION-TRIBUNE Thursday, November 4, 2010 at 9:25 a.m. BALBOA PARK — Medina Andar lived in Pakistan, Iran and Azerbaijan before settling into City Heights as a 19-year-old refugee. Although Andar spoke Russian, Farsi, Urdu, Turkish […]

A Silent Journey By Adrian Florido

October 10th, 2010

A SILENT JOURNEY — PART I OF II   Har Sin, a 24-year-old deaf refugee from Burma, never imagined he could convey those complex emotions only hinted at in his expressive eyes — about how he felt, what he feared, what his dreams were — to anyone but himself.  Then he made a discovery.  Har Sin, […]

‘God’s work’ By Ronald W. Powell

March 27th, 2008

Ugandan refugee and his organization help others build new lives for themselves in the United States ‘God’s work’ By Ronald W. Powell STAFF WRITER March 27, 2008 Like many energetic 4-year-olds in Southern California, Emmanuel Otoo loves to hop aboard his skateboard and glide away, giggling all the while. Except he has no forearms and […]


January 2nd, 2004

Moving stories: Walter Lam   BBC World Service’s The World Today programme is asking migrants who have been successful in their adopted countries how they got to the top of their field. I truly believe this was a plan of God – he brought me here, and now I can see why When I came […]