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Highly skilled refugees face hurdles to practice former professions

Posted on March 8, 2016 at 3:01 pm

By Justin Perkins It was just after 1 in the afternoon on a Monday, and a steady procession of people and carpools began flowing... [READ MORE]


Immigrant finds passion for helping others

Posted on December 11, 2015 at 10:08 am

By Eric Bertrand Hugo Orellana has a passion for his work as a bilingual liaison for Lincoln Public Schools. Currently, he is responsible for... [READ MORE]


Arriving with a physics degree, he starts over

Posted on December 10, 2015 at 12:10 pm

By Rhett Muller When Faris Pirali first started college at the University of Mosul in Iraq, he would have never guessed he would be... [READ MORE]


Pastor works to help diverse communities

Posted on December 7, 2015 at 11:59 am

By Jeff Renken Father Vitalis Anyanike speaks quietly sitting behind the cluttered desk in the small office at the Holy Name Church’s rectory. Diplomas... [READ MORE]


Case managers: resettlement front lines

Posted on December 1, 2015 at 4:51 pm

By Rhett Muller Being a mother to 70 people all at once, as Ashley Carr describes her job, is not an easy task. But... [READ MORE]


Pastor travels to find answer and church

Posted on November 14, 2015 at 11:21 am

By Kollin Miller A small room is lined with about a hundred chairs. Split into two sections with rows of six, seven, eight or... [READ MORE]


Tours shine spotlight on immigrant businesses

Posted on November 5, 2015 at 8:43 am

By Jeffrey Renken Mexico, Africa and East Asia are thousands of miles apart, but their food is within walking distance of one another in... [READ MORE]


Lincoln Literacy now has ‘whole world’

Posted on May 15, 2015 at 1:36 pm

By Brittany Schave Lincoln Literacy has worked for the past 40 years, teaching the people of Lincoln to read, write and speak English. The... [READ MORE]


Center works to make dreams come true

Posted on April 20, 2015 at 3:45 pm

By Madison Bell Every day, as Khaleed Haji sweeps the floors of a retirement home, he imagines he is still teaching Kurdish, English and... [READ MORE]


Asian Center presents ‘Women’s Voices’

Posted on April 18, 2015 at 11:28 am

By Kayla Crowder On one of the first warm days of the season, more than 30 people came to Lincoln, Nebraska’s Asian Community and... [READ MORE]


Community

Omaha plans for Syrians at preliminary stage

By Bailey Neel The tragedy and turmoil has been broadcast around the globe. Millions of Syrians have fled their country because civil war has created an uninhabitable place of violence and danger. More than a third of the population has abandoned the country in hopes of finding something better beyond the borders. Unfortunately for these […]

December 1, 2015 at 4:37 pm

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Search continues for family history

By Chasity Blair Where do I come from? Where did my family members come from? The answer: Scottish, English, Indian and Irish, according to my mom. Unfortunately, there are no records that prove this to be true. These vague unproven answers fuel more questions. I don’t know the names of my family members who immigrated […]

October 16, 2016 at 8:46 pm

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Arriving with a physics degree, he starts over

By Rhett Muller When Faris Pirali first started college at the University of Mosul in Iraq, he would have never guessed he would be starting completely over 13 years later in Lincoln, Nebraska. After graduating high school, Pirali began his college career in January 2003, majoring in physics. After one year he decided to leave […]

December 10, 2015 at 12:10 pm

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Pastor works to help diverse communities

By Jeff Renken Father Vitalis Anyanike speaks quietly sitting behind the cluttered desk in the small office at the Holy Name Church’s rectory. Diplomas on one wall face a photo of his former Nigerian home on the other. It’s warm for a November morning in Omaha, yet Vitalis wears a wool top coat. He emigrated […]

December 7, 2015 at 11:59 am

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Pastor works to help diverse communities

By Jeff Renken Father Vitalis Anyanike speaks quietly sitting behind the cluttered desk in the small office at the Holy Name Church’s rectory. Diplomas on one wall face a photo of his former Nigerian home on the other. It’s warm for a November morning in Omaha, yet Vitalis wears a wool top coat. He emigrated […]

December 7, 2015 at 11:59 am

Community

Omaha plans for Syrians at preliminary stage

By Bailey Neel The tragedy and turmoil has been broadcast around the globe. Millions of Syrians have fled their country because civil war has created an uninhabitable place of violence and danger. More than a third of the population has abandoned the country in hopes of finding something better beyond the borders. Unfortunately for these […]

December 1, 2015 at 4:37 pm

Contributors

Search continues for family history

By Chasity Blair Where do I come from? Where did my family members come from? The answer: Scottish, English, Indian and Irish, according to my mom. Unfortunately, there are no records that prove this to be true. These vague unproven answers fuel more questions. I don’t know the names of my family members who immigrated […]

October 16, 2016 at 8:46 pm

Our Stories

Arriving with a physics degree, he starts over

By Rhett Muller When Faris Pirali first started college at the University of Mosul in Iraq, he would have never guessed he would be starting completely over 13 years later in Lincoln, Nebraska. After graduating high school, Pirali began his college career in January 2003, majoring in physics. After one year he decided to leave […]

December 10, 2015 at 12:10 pm

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