Honduras
November 28, 2017 App Interview

I interview my mom about her experience in Honduras, and what that is like in hopes to learn more about her and forge a deeper connection. We talk about friends, family, and what could have been.

Looking for Opportunities

My grandma, Elizabeth Ortega and her journey to America from El Salvador. Also, the challenges that built her into a wonderful wife, mother, and grandmother.

Interview with Todd Holmes (my dad)

This is a talk with my dad who I love very much but don’t get to spend that much time with. I offtracked a little bit with my questions but I’m glad that I did because my dad is one...

Driving for Opportunity

My father, Steve, talks about his journey to the US and why he did it. The beautiful sights of California, greater opportunities, and cars influenced his decision to leave the United Kingdom.

A courageous journey from the Ukraine to US citizenship

Rada Oakley is a successful IT professional in NC where she lives with her husband and two young girls. Rada came to the US as an exchange student from the Ukraine and lived with Bernie and Sondra Edwards in Boone,...

A Reading of Brother David Steindl-Rast’s “Gratefulness”.

This was an internal reflection piece, for audiences to think about the words of Brother David Steindl-Rast on the opportunity of living every moment gratefully.

Interview with Maria Alonte

Maria Alonte tells us about working hard and moving forward always. She talks about her childhood and how it has shaped her current self.

Life of a moving mom

Moving and how it gives new opportunities. And how hard moving is.

Jessica and Phuong talk about Life in America

In this interview, conducted on November 26,2017 in Austin, Texas, Jessica N. (17) interviews her family friend Phuong D. (67) about life back in Vietnam as well as Phuong’s journey to America. Phuong shares her struggles about the trip to...

John Marc Relos: Unknown American

I interviewed John Marc Relos. He came from Phillipines when he was 15. He came here to avoid corruption and homicide and start a better life in United States. He is like many immigrants who come to US to have...

Ryan and Ivan

Ivan is an international student. We talked about his lifestyle in his home country and how it compared to his experience in the United States.

StoryCorps interview

Talking about opportunities and personal experiences throughout our own lives

Apush Oral Story Interview

I asked my dad about 911 and how it effect his identity and what he thinks about America. Like many immigrant, he came to America looking for jobs and seeking a better life. He likes America better than China because...

Thanksgiving

That there is battles in life that you can’t always win

Immigration Interview With Ms. Rangaraj

Ms. Rangaraj’s journey here as a student from a different country and culture

Advice from the older generation

In this interview, conducted in November 2018 in Los Angeles, California, Elizabeth Torres (16) interviews her older sister Melissa Cohen (23) about her job experience she’s gone through. Melissa shares stories about how she started working when still in high...

“I even told myself I wanted to become a carpenter.”

Since he was young, my dad aspired to become a carpenter and build infrastructure where he grew up, a city called Zamboanga City that was not so urbanized as it is today. He did not envision moving to a new...

Jordy Basabe and his mother Yolanda Silva talk about experiences in Mexico as a child and experiences now in the U.S.

In this interview, conducted June 6th, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois, Jordy Basabe (17) interviews his mother Yolanda Silva (41) about her childhood in Mexico and her experiences here in the U.S. in Spanish. Ms. Silva shares stories about the experiences...

Immigration story

Story is about a man who immigrated from mexico to the us. Currently a U.S citizen and loves his life here

The impact of morning light on the sailing world
January 24, 2019 App Interview

Roy Disney worked on a movie called Morning Light where they took kids who had never sailed before and trained them for months so they could sail in one of the toughest races in the world of sailing, the transpac....

The Opportunities in America

Patty Giancaterino came from a family where she was the oldest of five children and went to a high school in Columbia that was all girls. She moved to the United States for all of the opportunities it has to...