Articles by Joey Peters
As demand for coding skills rise, New Vision Foundation trains Twin Cities immigrant kids
A partnership between the city of St. Paul and New Vision Foundation is helping train teens in modern computer programming. Many are first generation immigrants. A new city grant will help significantly expand the number of students trained.
Twin Cities archbishop decries treatment of U.S. border refugees
Archbishop Bernard Hebda on Sunday called on Christians to protect immigrants and refugees “who find themselves in strange lands.” His homily came on the Catholic Church’s World Day of Migrants and Refugees.
New St. Thomas dean ready to take on region’s diverse health care needs
MayKao Hang’s life experiences were vital to her as CEO of the Wilder Foundation. They’ll be equally important as she prepares to take over as founding dean of the University of St. Thomas College of Health.
Minnesota Somalis get a national forum on NPR’s 1A
1A interviewed Somalis in Minneapolis Thursday on a variety of issues related to their experiences coming to and living in Minnesota. It’s expected to be broadcast on Sept. 5.
At State Fair, Minnesota’s new immigrants find common ground
The Great Minnesota Get-Together is becoming increasingly diverse as the state’s growing immigrant and refugee communities embrace the tradition.
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