Tag: American Dream

Finding Dreams in America

In America, everything was different—the weather, the places, the people, the way of life. I had boarded the plane as a confident and ambitious teenager and quickly became just another Latina girl who couldn’t speak the language.

Brazilian Becomes American Citizen

Like the United States, Brazil is a country made of immigrants. Our foundation lies on the miscegenation of native Brazilians, Portuguese colonizers, and Africans that came to work on sugar cane plantations

My Journey from Poland to America

“Welcome to the United States of America.” For me, those words meant: You belong here, welcome to the rest of your life.

Common Threads in My and My Ancestor’s Immigrant Stories

The expectations of what I could accomplish and the fight required for me to access the opportunities were much more challenging for me as a black immigrant

Descendant of Irish Immigrant Becomes Secretary of Commerce

My story is one of hard work and inspiration from my father and grandfather.

Providing the American Dream for My Children

While my American Dream is still a work in progress, it has afforded me great opportunities in life: my family is not struggling financially; my children are proud of their heritage and are excelling in school; and I am reaching out to help people behind me.

CCHMC Shares American Dream Stories

The things my parents sacrificed and the choices they made are the figurative “shoulders” I stand on, which I’m proud to say have helped achieve their hope for their kids: living the American Dream.

Grandfathers’ Immigrant Stories from ‘20s Inspire Pemberton

Their transition to America would not be as smooth as they had anticipated; they would encounter discrimination, depression, and world war. Yet in their own way, they strove to help build the kind of America that had initially called them.

A One-Word Definition of the American Dream

That’s the American Dream to me: an opportunity. And people are still crossing the Straits of Florida on rafts because of the promise these opportunities hold in our country.

“Can’t Never Could” Inspires Caesars Keeton

Establish a specific plan with precise goals that challenge what you and others, even family or friends, might believe impossible and drive your desired results. Remember “Can’t never could,” “Nothing comes to a sleeper but a dream,” and that many will not agree with what you say or do. Say and do anyway.