As we celebrate Immigrant Heritage Month, hear from Afaf, who has found her passion advocating for mental health care to promote general wellbeing for all, including the Middle East and North African community.
Hear from community members who have made Lucas County home as we celebrate Immigrant Heritage Month. Jon recounts the struggles and triumphs of embracing his Haitian heritage as a second-generation American.
Our next Immigrant Heritage Month storyteller is Najwa Badawi. Read more about her journey, where she shares feelings of gratefulness "for the opportunities this country has offered me and hope that my story can serve as a reminder that with hard work and faith, better times lie ahead."
Our second Immigrant Heritage Month storyteller is Franco Vitella. Read more about Franco’s journey to Toledo, as he celebrates the communities that have welcomed generations of his family, while creating new traditions through an appreciation of culture and heritage.
Our first Immigrant Heritage Month storyteller is Ting Li, who comes from a city called Dalian, in China. Arriving as a student, Ting Li has since found her way to Toledo, where she experienced "numerous moments that people from a greater Toledo community radiated warmth towards each other."