Iowa International Center Announces
The 2015 Passport to Prosperity Honorees
The Iowa International Center has announced the recipients of the 2015 Passport to Prosperity Awards. The honorees are:
- Mone Aye, a refugee of Burma, and Bilingual Community Outreach Worker with the Des Moines Public Schools and
Board Chair and co-founder of EMBARC;
- Alejandra Vidal-Soler Graham, an immigrant from Argentina, and founder and owner of South American Beef, Inc.;
- Nu Huynh, a refugee of Vietnam, and
Executive Director of the Iowa Asian Alliance;
- Serkan Usta, an immigrant from Turkey, and Artistic
Director of Ballet Des Moines and co-owner of the School of
Classical Ballet and Dance;
- San Wong, an immigrant from Singapore, and Director
of the Iowa Department of Human Rights.
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year’s event and five honorees.
The 2015 Passport to Prosperity honorees will be recognized during the Iowa International Center’s Passport to Prosperity celebration, to be held September 26, 2015 at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa.
Passport to Prosperity recognizes immigrants and refugees who make Iowa a better place to live through their significant contributions to the economic, social and cultural fabric of our communities. The event will include an awards presentation, a dinner reflecting the cultures of each recipient,
as well as special video stories highlighting the
inspiring lives of these five global Iowans.
Tickets are $50 and sponsorships range from $100 and up.
To reserve tickets or become an event sponsor,
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Iowa International Center Hosts Successful
Panel Discussion on Key Workforce Diversity
On Tuesday, April 7, the Iowa International Center hosted a program and panel discussion called “Tapping Into the Untapped Workforce: How Companies and Communities Can Work with Immigrant and Refugee Populations for Success,” as part of the organization’s
monthly free public Dialogue series, sponsored by DuPont Pioneer.
A link to the
video of this discussion can be found here.