“My name is Roan. I’m respectful, kind, quick, helpful, serious, friendly, lovely, intelligent, clean, wonderful. I would like to be part of City Links because I would like to have a lot of friends. Also I would like to have good experience that will help on my future. Furthermore I would like to have a mentor that can go with me to all of colleges around me.
I’m from Sudan. I moved to the U.S.A on August 1 2013. I had been living in Cambridge about 1 year and 2 month. My plan for my future is to go to MIT with scholarship from CRLS to be an engineer. I hope that my dream will become real.
“I came to US in 2011. I was really excited about that but when I first came to US everything was really different and kind of difficult for me. After a few months everything was OK. I have been living in the U.S. for 3 years and 9 months. I was in Michigan for 1 year. Then in 2012 I moved to Cambridge and I have been living in Cambridge for two years now. On my free time I like to read. I try to read at least for 30 mins everyday. I’m interested in helping teachers I really like helping teachers.
After high school I want to go to Harvard University, and after that I want to go to a medical university because I want to become a Doctor when I grow up. My expectations of City Links is that I will have opportunities to do different jobs and meet new people, and become a great person in life. I want to achieve a scholarship through City Links.”
“My name is Pauline and I am from West Africa (Togo). I came here in 2012. When I was leaving my home country I was really sad about leaving, but I understand that I had to live with my family and make the best out of my education. I have been here two years now and I like to dance. It is one of my hobbies.
For my future I really want to achieve my goal of being a dermatologist because I want to be able to help my family out and also help people in my community. I like City Links program because they have been helping me already in many ways such as finding me a job, and also helping me find a tutor which I need right now.”
“When I first came to this country its was
hard. I didn’t speak English which mean
that I couldn’t communicate with people.
The culture was so different, the food was
so different. I feel proud of the fact that I
came to this country all my self and wasn’t
living with my own family.
I have been in City Links for 3 years now. I
have learned so many things. Most of all I have met people like Sandra who is a role model to me. Sandra also came from El Salvador to United States by herself. Now she is in the Citylink helping kid like us who are from different countires to make them strong person in a new conutry.
In the future I would like to become an actress. I want to become an actress because in that way I will have enough money to help people not only in my country but also in other countries. My message is that if one group of people stops judging others and helps the one who need help, I am sure the whole world will do the same. Remember that we all are human beings and helping others would make you a better person.”
“I am Misam. I live in Cambridge and I was born in Bahry, Sudan. When I came [to the U.S.] I was worried about how I can communicate, but I found it is easy to communicate. I like to draw. I believe that without drawing I cannot live my life. All my friends like to draw and they all help me to draw different things. My mother likes to draw too, and she took art class at a university in Sudan. I decide to be an engineer and I think engineer is a good job for me. I want to go to Harvard or MIT because I think these are good universities. I expect City Links will help us to learn English and to support other people through volunteering. I aspire to learn a lot, get a lot of advice, improve my English, and to get scholarship.”
“My name is Kenlly. I’m 17 years old I’m from Dominican Republic.
Moving to the U.S was great for me because I have learned a lot in this country like English and to be more involved in activities. I have been living in Cambridge for 3 years. So my hobbies are to play basketball, workout at the gym, and to play guitar and also to spent time with my friends.
My plans for the future are to go to a college to study music and after to get a good job and to have a great family. I’m respectful and kind I like to meet new people and have fun with them. I love music and to play guitar. I’m a happy person I will like to travel to a lot of countries when I grow up. I like to sing when I’m in the bathroom and I like to be helpful and I’m a lover person.”