100 Days, 100 Voices

We ask a Muslim-Appalachian with Kurdish roots her response to Immigration ban

Sara Berzingi was born in Erbil, Iraq. Her family left Iraqi Kurdistan as refugees through operation Pacific Haven, which brought them to the United States in 1997. Sara and her family have called West Virginia home for a decade. She considers her family’s story a classic story of “the American Dream,” but […]

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‘100 Days of US’ funds 25 community projects to start in first 100 days

Ryan Coon is a program officer with The Sprout Fund, a nonprofit organization based in Pittsburgh. He explained the ‘”100 Days of US” project. The Sprout Fund awarded $120,000 to 25 projects leading a civic response for the first 100 days of the new administration. Our team attended The Sprout Fund […]

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A community college president shares 10 things to do in the first 100 days

Dr. L. Marshall Washington, 47, is president of the New River Community and Technical College in Beaver, West Virginia. Washington was photographed in Lewisburg, West Virginia as part of a Martin Luther King celebration. Dr. Washington was the keynote speaker at the event. The following is an excerpt from the speech […]

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