Here’s a glimpse into the reality of immigrant and refugee families supporting children and grandchildren through school, supporting themselves through school, and supporting the dream of education for the future.
These shorts demonstrate the differences between life in remote areas of Mexico to isolated refugee camps, and for newcomer students in Nebraska today, it may be possible for them to relate to some of what’s seen in these stories. For educators and community members, these stories show a different side of what families may have experienced before arriving in our schools.
ABOUT THE SERIES
For this series, we visited Wilber Czech Days to understand the state’s deep-rooted immigrant history, traveled to the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C. to understand the national impact on incoming populations and we’ve worked with Lincoln Public Schools’ bilingual liaisons to find families to share what the experience looks like through their eyes.
We learned more from Schuyler Public Schools and Omaha Public Schools about changing demographics and we ventured to Mexico to create empathy for our neighbors and help others understand how our public schools aid these children and families when they arrive in Nebraska.
We hope to bridge the connection between the immigrant and refugee experience and the American experience to understand our students in our public schools.