These young men are now in their late 20’s and early 30’s and as they have matured, so has the organization. Through continuous fundraising efforts, the Foundation is hoping to develop much-needed programs including computer training, job counseling, social acculturation, educational scholarships and books, immigration and naturalization assistance, art training and materials, a fund for emergency assistance, and more. The needs are great, but just as great is the desire of the Foundation to meet those needs. We hope someday to see each of these young men receive the education they so desire and to be able to lead meaningful, productive lives. We want to help them become leaders who bring hope into the lives of their families and friends who are still struggling to survive.
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The phenomenal growth of Tennessee’s foreign-born population, and the opportunities and challenges this has presented for newcomers and the state, has brought Tennessee into the national spotlight in recent years. During the 1990s, the foreign-born population in Nashville tripled. Meanwhile, the number of foreign-born people statewide grew by 169%, making our state a larger magnet for immigrants, by percentage, than larger cities like New York and Los Angeles. In the year 2000, 45% of Nashville’s foreign-born residents had been in the United States less than five years. Catholic Charities of Tennessee resettled 648 refugees in Middle TN in 2010 alone.
The United States stands out among nations as a melting pot of cultures and ethnicities. Demographers predict that by 2050, no single majority group will exist in the United States. Diversity is a key part of Middle Tennessee’s past, present and future. Nashville, especially, is a model of the American "melting pot," with an active Native American population, thriving Hispanic community and growing Middle Eastern and Asian presence. Different cultures, religions, ideas and customs come together harmoniously in Music City.
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