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Art Show: Love Without Borders for Refugees in Need

Love without Borders which was founded by Kayra Martinez as a forum for refugees to express themselves through their art. Here is her story. Kayra is a United Airlines flight attendant. She started her volunteer work in 2015 helping Syrian refugees arriving in Germany. From there, she traveled to Northern Greece, volunteering at the Nea Kavala refugee camp in Thessaloniki. When she saw the tragic conditions in which refugees were living, she knew she had to do more.


Women in Transition, Finding Direction

What does being locked in transition mean? – it’s the period that women spend as full-time mothers sometimes in one place, or for others around the world. In choosing ‘motherwork’ over anything else, they accept the gap in their professional development, many times underestimating the frustration of unlived potential and personal progress towards goals and dreams.


Community College: The First Step Towards an Ambitious Goal

I first heard about community college when I was looking for a recommendation on how to improve my English. A Bechtel International Center writing class instructor, upon hearing that my English goals are set far beyond composing a cover letter, came to me with the suggestion to take an English writing class at Foothill college.

Book stacks in a community college library

Visitors: How to Survive and Enjoy Guests From Back Home

When you made the big “We’re moving abroad” announcement to your family and friends back home, you probably followed up with a line such as – “It’s only a plane ride away – You can come visit whenever you’d like”…”we’d love visitors,”…How many of you are rethinking your words right now?!