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Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship

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.