Courtesy of Jan Pieter Van Voorst Van Beest, an individual partner
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Ismail Ahmed immigrated from war-torn Somalia to Maine. He opened S.T.T.A.R. (Support, Training, Technical Assistance and Resources) agency in 2007 to help refugees become self-sufficient.
A consultant with a master’s degree in leadership and organizational studies from the University of Southern Maine’s Lewiston-Auburn College, Ahmed provided what he remembered needing most when he arrived in the United States,—English and workplace-skills training. He made sure his students understand American cultural values so they can climb the ladder to self-sufficiency shown on his business card. “I tell them, ‘Time is money now. This is a competitive world.’”
About This Item
- Title: Ismail Ahmed, Lewiston, 2009
- Creator: Van Voorst Van Beest, Jan Pieter
- Creation Date: 2009
- Subject Date: 2009
- Town: Lewiston
- County: Androscoggin
- State: ME
- Media: Digital photograph
- Object Type: Image
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Standardized Subject Headings
- Emigration & immigration--United States
- Emigration and immigration--Somalia
- Immigrants--United States--Maine--Lewiston
- Refugees--United States--Maine--Lewiston
- University of Southern Maine
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