Category Archives: 2000 – current

Azucena Wants to be a Nurse

I Am Poem I am from Guatemala and I want to be a nurse I wonder why the beach is very big I hear birds singing in the rainbow I see beautiful landscapes I want a very fun life I am from Guatemala and I want to be a nurse I pretend to be a very intelligent student I feel ... Read More »

Jose, Loves to Draw

I Am Poem I am a good person and good student. I wonder why there is so much violence. I hear music in my home. I see beautiful girls in Brazil. I want to be a mechanic. I am a good person and good student. I pretend to speak more language. I feel scared when I see the trooper. I ... Read More »

Iris, misses her family

I Am Poem I am from El salvador and I am a teenager. I wonder why the boys like to play Football. I hear music in my head. I see that my family is together. I want my family to be all together. I am from El salvador and I am a teenager. I pretend to be happy. I feel ... Read More »

Santos, dreams of graduation and military

I Am Poem I am a unique happy person I wonder how is it like living in Spain I hear myself stomping my own feet I want to graduate from high school I am a unique happy person I pretend to look mad so that no one will mess with me I feel that i see myself going to college ... Read More »

Tania, an immigrant student in North Carolina

I am kindhearted and Artistic I wonder if all the people in Mongolia were in New York City I hear that I am going to be successful in life I see my goal I want to Graduate I am really friendly I pretend to be smart when I am really not I feel that all my goals are going to ... Read More »

Tasmia Hussain: Artist from Pakistan

In 2000, Tasmia Hussain came to the US from Pakistan as a 21 year old with her mother who had set up a medical transcriptions practice with a local software company. Her mother later worked for the Department of Homeland security as a Security and Cloud Architect and now runs an IT company, Sure Secure Solutions which provides Security and ... Read More »

The Decisive Moment

When you’re a seven-year old girl whose knowledge of the English language consists of “hello,” “thank you,” and “peach,” you don’t really know how to react when your parents tell you that you are moving to America for one year. Perhaps it was because you didn’t need to know anything about America, living in a small city in Tokyo. Your ... Read More »

Amitesh Bhushan

Amitesh came to the US in 1996 from New Dehli, India, to get a business degree at Case Western in Cleveland, Ohio. School led him directly into a finance job and other jobs followed until he found himself living in Palo Alto. Perhaps because of the cold weather in Cleveland, the sidewalks were relatively empty compared to the constant bustle ... Read More »

Rafa: An Ordinary Tale By No Standards

I’ll come to you in six more years and instead of a bike, I will have a car. Instead of a room, I will have a house, and instead of having to do odd jobs, I will speak English well enough to be a manager of some place. “My story is just like anyone else’s who came to this country ... Read More »

Jia Qin

Jia is a recent immigrant studying English at the San Mateo Adult School. She came from China, near Beijing, and while she immediately appreciated the cleaner air and the beautiful Pacific, she felt lonely. Making friends with classmates has made a big difference in her life. View her video on the web site post. Read More »

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