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Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship

Big Thanks to Paul and Daisy Soros for Reminding Me About What Makes America Great!

Ira Israel | Posted 04.13.2016 | Education
Ira Israel

If you are reading this article, there is a 99% chance that your family immigrated to this country during the last 524 years. And they did so because...

The Human Response

Peter A. Georgescu | Posted 04.15.2016 | Impact
Peter A. Georgescu

A random act of kindness brought Akbar Hossain's family to the United States. To be more precise, they won a U.S. State Department "diversity" lottery that allowed them to emigrate from Saudi Arabia.

Lucy's Triumph: The Hard Way

Peter A. Georgescu | Posted 11.18.2015 | Impact
Peter A. Georgescu

Lucy Ogbu-Nwobodo is an immigrant from Nigeria who has been though a crucible of hardships that would have destroyed countless other souls. Instead he...

Our Precious Resource: Immigrants

Peter A. Georgescu | Posted 06.25.2016 | Impact
Peter A. Georgescu

When Pardis Sabeti rollerblades to her lab at Harvard on a warm spring day, she may come up with a discovery that saves lives before she puts on her skates to go home that night. It's happened before and at the rate she's going, it's likely to happen again.

All in the Family

Peter A. Georgescu | Posted 06.14.2015 | Impact
Peter A. Georgescu

Over the past couple years, I have written about some extraordinary young immigrants in our country. Common to all of these personal success stories has been the quiet assistance of a single organization, The Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans.

Our Iranian American Senator

Peter A. Georgescu | Posted 05.03.2015 | Impact
Peter A. Georgescu

Throughout his career, he feels he has been blessed to live in society that creates opportunities for people who are disabled, as well as those who belong to a minority group, and he is driven by a desire to expand those opportunities.

An Immigrant's American Success

Peter A. Georgescu | Posted 06.10.2014 | Books
Peter A. Georgescu

Maybe it seems powerful and true because it reminds me of my own history: an immigrant child comes to this country and works his way up and into the system, finding what has become a rare kind of success through hard work and the help of others.

Breaking Away

Peter A. Georgescu | Posted 03.10.2014 | Impact
Peter A. Georgescu

Bess Hanish immigrated into American life from inside the walls of her family's home in California. When we first spoke with Bess, now a law student at Berkeley, she said, "I'm not really doing anything remarkable."

Sejal Hathi's Sisterhood

Peter A. Georgescu | Posted 11.11.2013 | Impact
Peter A. Georgescu

At 21, Sejal Hathi still has the voice of a teenager, but she's as articulate and confident as a seasoned entrepreneur -- which is exactly what she is. When she was only 15, she founded Girls Helping Girls, offering a sisterhood of emotional support.

American Dreams Come True

Peter A. Georgescu | Posted 10.14.2013 | Impact
Peter A. Georgescu

Parwiz Abrahimi is a brilliant, good-humored grad student at Yale who hopes to break new ground in science and medicine. It can be surprising to learn that when he was a toddler, however, his family was struggling simply to stay alive in Afghanistan.

An Immigrant's Tale

Peter A. Georgescu | Posted 08.10.2013 | Impact
Peter A. Georgescu

Paul and Daisy Soros have written an important chapter on why American immigrants can continue to give back in return for the amazing opportunities afforded here to all of us who came here from somewhere else to find a life.