Wellstone students help change the immigrant narrative

aksun and tsion squareArticle Published by MinnPost, Written by Erin Henricks
February 10, 2016

Tsion and Aksum Woldeyes, 17-year-old Ethiopian twins who attend Wellstone International School, a public school in Minneapolis, have exhibited more resiliency and cross-cultural awareness than most kids their age. Prompted by an ongoing civil war in Ethiopia, their family of 11 began making the journey to Minnesota years ago. The girls arrived in 2012, living with their dad for three years before their mother was able to join them, siblings in tow. Only the two eldest boys still live in Ethiopia.

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Announcing GCV’s New Board Officers and Directors

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Faraaz MohammedMINNEAPOLIS, MN (Feb 3, 2016)

Dear Green Card Voices Friends and Family: It is my privilege to announce GCV’s new board members for 2016:

Faraaz Mohammed, Partner and Director of Business Development, Prudent Accountants
Mr. Mohammed received his BSB in Entrepreneurial Management and Marketing from the Carlson School of Management in Minneapolis, MN where he was the recipient of both UMN’s Gold and Tozer Foundation scholarships. As a son of two first-generation immigrants, Faraaz did not speak English until the first day of Kindergarten. However, 13 years later (and many years of ESL), he delivered the commencement speech at his high school graduation from a class of 400+ graduates. He is happy to give back by serving as the Treasurer of Green Card Voices. (more…)

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