Dancing his way back to his roots

Every Tuesday evening, you’ll find Gustavo dancing with the Estampa Colombiana Folkloric Dance Company in a small dance studio on Irving Park in Chicago. At 23 years old, Gustavo has been in Chicago for nine years. With no prior dance experience, he’s only been...

Remittances and expectations

For many immigrants who come to America, the expectation and pressure from people back home can be as challenging as navigating through their new life. “Many people in Africa think that when somebody gets into the U.S., by the next couple of weeks he should be able...

Winning the green card lottery

Jean Francis Youmsi is from Cameroon and believes it was fate that allowed him to immigrate to the States to “chase the American Dream.”Yordanka Uvakova is from Bulgaria and has been struggling with accepting a downgrade in lifestyle since she immigrated to...