Mentor Profile: Zang Her

Just like the Girls Getting Ahead in Leadership (GGAL) students, I was once an immigrant so I know how difficult it can be to start life all over again in a new country where you are not familiar with anything and don’t understand the language. WISE’s mission allows me to empower immigrant women and girls to acquire more health knowledge so they can be more aware of the importance of their health.

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Mentor Profile: Clara

Coming from an immigrant family herself, Clara wanted to become a mentor at WISE in order to support young immigrant and refugee girls in building leadership skills and knowledge about social and cultural issues in the United States.

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Welcome to Our New Program Coordinator!

Naly Vang is our new Girls Getting Ahead in Leadership (GGAL) Program Coordinator. She is a graduate of the University of Minnesota with her masters in Social Work in Community Practice. Naly was hired this past October and has set up GGAL workshops for Washington Tech and Leap High School.

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Full Circle for Chee Moua

Chee knew that WISE was the place she wanted to dedicate her service hours to because of her own lived experiences, “ I chose WISE because WISE focuses on helping immigrant and refugee women and girls to get a higher education. I have been in similar programs when I first got to the United States, and I know how much of an effect those tutors had on me. Now it is like my time to be the one that provides the help. It’s just going back to where you came from, and serving my population.”

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WISE Woman: Paw Da Eh

"GGAL helped me a lot. I realize because I received a lot of help, I want to help others. When I joined GGAL I told so many my friends. If I didn't join the GGAL program, I probably wouldn't have gone to college. Honestly, I wouldn't have gone to college. I wouldn't have known anything."

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