Articles written by: theinvisibleneighbors

Daniel Chacon, World Kickboxing Association World Champion
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Meet Daniel Chacon, the WKA World Champion

Name: Federico Daniel Chacon Molina Occupation: Professional Mix Martial Arts Fighter/ 2012 World champion/ Senior instructor at Beta Academy D.C Education: High school graduated. Prince George CC Student Country of Origin: Buenos Aires, Argentina / Bolivia Neighborhood: Columbia Heights City/State: Washington, D.C Number of years in the U.S.: 19 Anything […]

Ruba Omeira, Stay at Home Mom
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Meet Sara Bunduk, the Stay at Home Mom

Name: Sara Bunduk Occupation: Stay at Home Mom  Education: BA Psychology, MPH   Country of Origin: American born to Syrian immigrants  Neighborhood: Herndon  City/State: Herndon, VA   Number of years in the U.S: Born here  I’m a second generation Syrian American. Although,  throughout my school years my peers were of different backgrounds, […]

Hazim Oumera, Network Engineer
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Meet Hazim Oumera, the Network Engineer

  Name: Hazim Oumera Occupation: Network Engineer Education: BS in Computer Engineering;  MS in Telecommunications Country of Origin: Syria/Morocco Neighborhood: Ballston City/State: Arlington, VA Number of years in the U.S.: 21 years I am born in Morocco to Syrian parents. I followed suit on my brothers education path by coming […]

My Own Fingerprint Inc CEO, Erika DiPalma
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Meet Erika DiPalma, the Crime Scene Investigator Turned Entrepreneur/CEO

Name: Erika Di Palma Occupation: Crime Scene Investigator and CEO of My Own Fingerprint, Inc. (www.myownfingerprint.com) Education: Bachelor of Arts in Criminology and Anthropology from the University of Miami; Master of Forensic Science with a concentration in Crime Scene Investigation from the George Washington University Country of Origin: Born in […]

Mischa Ipp
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Meet Mischa Ipp, the Actor

Name:  Mischa Ipp Occupation: Actor Education: BA in Performance Studies and graduate of Stella Adler Studio of Acting Country of Origin: Born in South Africa, grew up in Australia Neighborhood: Brooklyn Current City/State: New York, NY Number of years in the U.S: 2 After discovering the Stella Adler Studio of […]

Partnerships

Vienna Nairobi, LLC

Vienna Nairobi is the parent company to “The Invisible Neighbors” project. A for-purpose and outcomes-driven consulting firm, Vienna Nairobi, is centered on the delivery of public health services in the areas of Epidemiology & Biostatistics, Women’s Health, Global Health, and Health Disparities. Vienna Nairobi’s Mission  “In the past few years, I have been inspired and compelled to align my values with my vocation, understanding […]

Bidii Children Foundation
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Bidii Children Foundation

We champion efforts toward empowerment among children in rural communities through education, and support Bidii Children Foundation (http://www.bidiifoundation.org/), a registered 501 (c)(3) education nonprofit co-founded in 2009.  The foundation is dedicated to combating famine and poverty in western Kenya, and aims to increase support for orphans, poor children and  underserved women […]

My Call to Service
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My Call to Service

In the past few years, I have been inspired and compelled to align my values with my vocation. In my studies and research I have learned a few truths: poor health outcomes that plague low-income communities are the result of structural inequalities and that my talents and passion for Public […]

Clemantine Wamariya, U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum Board Member
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Clemantine Wamariya on Why Refugees are Natural Leaders

  Excerpt from The Huffington Post, 08/13/2013 “When I reflect on my life, I understand how it is that I, a refugee and survivor of genocide and war, ended up where I am today. All that I have achieved has been possible not only because of my own strength and […]

Immigrants & the Military
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Immigrants & the Military

By Brett Hunt, Iraq War Veteran and former Captain in the U.S. Army. “I’m a Cuban refugee who came to this country when I was 10-years-old and flunked the sixth grade because I couldn’t speak English.” That’s a quote that won’t surprise many Americans on both sides of the immigration […]