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My name is Saadia Khan. I am a social entrepreneur and the founder and host of Immigrantly. Immigrantly is a weekly podcast that deconstructs the archaic stereotypes of what it means to be an immigrant, a child of immigrants, a person of color, and everything in between. Each episode brings a fresh perspective on the issues we address. Our conversations are complex, challenging, and oftentimes messy. But I wouldn’t trade the messiness for anything, because what we have created instead is a new, ongoing dialogue full of rich nuances.

Sep 13, 2022

Today's episode is in collaboration with the Oyate Group, a community-driven foundation dedicated to empowering youth and small businesses across New York City with career support and critical resources. One of their initiatives is the "Beyond Rising" internship program in partnership with the "Center for Engaged Community Learning." 

 From a competitive pool of candidates who identify as undocumented, twenty students are selected and provided with funds and resources to aid in their journeys into the workforce. 

Joining us in the studio, we have two wonderful students who participated in the program: 17-year-old Shayla Leticia Victoria Valdez and 17-year-old & Eistgcher D' Jesús Ogando Parache. 

Our guests are high school students in New York City. We talk about their experience at the internship, their hobbies, and how they engage in self-care.


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Host & Executive Producer: Saadia Khan I Content Writer: Ziya Jaffrey & Saadia Khan I Interpreter: LymarieI Editorial Review: Yudi Liu ISound Designer & Editor: Manni Simon I Immigrantly Theme Music: Evan Ray Suzuki I Other Music: Epidemic Sounds