"My American story started when my parents and I immigrated to the United States in September 2006. I remember my first day of school and feeling so overwhelmed because I didn't understand the world around me. Fast forward 14 years later, I have now graduated from college with honors and I'm currently working on my master's degree." - Hanna A. 
(Hausa to English Translation) "The challenge that I face coming to this country, I came not knowing anything. I didn't know what I was doing, but I took it upon myself to get an education for me to get a good job to serve the country I live in." - Olabisi O.


(Hausa to English Translation) "When I was growing up my parents taught me that before I do anything in this life I should put God first and always remember him. Because of that, I should give respect to every human being created by him." - Sophia M. 
"My Saturday night looks completely different due to COVID-19. My usual Saturday nights are in D.C., coming straight from work. I'm typically rushing to get ready for events, dinner, or to hang out with a friend. Now under quarantine in Dallas, Texas, my Saturday night looks like face masks, movies, junk food with my siblings, writing, praying more, and having buna (coffee) with my mom. My Saturday night has become my family. It has also become myself and taking this time to pause and reflect. Unexpectedly I found gratitude in something scary like a pandemic." - Amani A.
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