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Community Seva at a Homeless Shelter

Community Seva at a Homeless Shelter

I stumble out of bed at 4 a.m. groping for my glasses and slippers. Wondering what in the world possessed me to volunteer for such an early service, I am mindful of my sleepiness as I carefully drive the 30 minutes from Palo Alto to the Orchard St. homeless shelter in...
Should Banks Be Raising the Citizenship Question?

Should Banks Be Raising the Citizenship Question?

By Ethnic Media Services, San Francisco. Candidate Donald Trump rode his anti-immigrant rhetoric straight to the White House. Since then, he’s banned people from heavily Muslim-populated countries, taken children from their parents upon arrival at the Mexico border,...
Math Problems

Math Problems

Hot, sweaty fingers run fruitlessly along the blurring lines. Under the spreading arms of a gnarled neem tree, she sits hunched over her Math homework, desperately holding back tears of humiliation. Yet another tutor glares at her reproachfully. “Why can’t you...
Our Broken Legal Immigration System

Our Broken Legal Immigration System

My name is Sri Ponnada and I’m a software engineer at Microsoft. At Microsoft I work on products that empower people around the world to maximize how they use technology and to accomplish more each day. Today I am going to tell you a story about how someone with...