The Immigrant Archive Project (IAP) a 501-C3 nonprofit organization, whose mission it is to record, preserve and share the stories of immigrants in America, is celebrating its 10 year anniversary with the announcement of a college scholarship fund drive. The IAP college scholarships will be awarded to gifted immigrants and the children of immigrants who are the first in their family to attend college.
The Immigrant Archive Project is a national initiative dedicated to preserving the life stores of America’s vast multi-cultural immigrant community. These Visual History testimonies illustrate the struggles, dreams, and accomplishments of immigrants so that future generations may learn from their collective experiences. Started in 2008 by co-founders, Tony Hernandez, and Gustavo Pombo, the Immigrant Archive Project has documented over 1,000 testimonies from immigrants of all nationalities. These are the real stories of men, women and children who have sacrificed to become American by choice.
“I have seen first hand how education empowers immigrant families to make an exponential leap forward in just one generation. These first generation college students are the gifted young men and women who inevitably break the cycle of poverty and pave the way for countless others to follow,” said Tony Hernandez, Cofounder, IAP.
“The transformative power of education is at the very heart of a great many of the stories that we have documented. Education is a proven passport to progress and we are honored to play our part in making the dream of college education a reality for as many talented immigrants and the children of immigrants as possible,” added Gustavo Pombo, Cofounder, Immigrant Archive Project.
The IAP is also holding a Giving Tuesday campaign – as part of this campaign the IAP is asking people to consider pledging $10. That’s just one dollar for every year that they have collected and shared the most remarkable immigrant stories.
To donate to the Immigrant Archive Project Scholarship Fund, CLICK HERE.
For more information about the Immigrant Archive Project please go to immigrantarchiveproject.org