Immigrant Pathways Colorado (IPC) announces that it has received a grant of $3,000 from the Littleton Rotary Foundation.
Susan Thornton, founder and co-chair of IPC, said the award will help IPC make self-development grants to immigrants, refugees and asylees from around the world who are in the U.S. with documents, who have very low income, and who are working to better their lives and the lives of their families.
Many of the grants go to immigrants and refugees who were professionals in their home countries, but whose degrees are not recognized in the U.S. These include doctors, nurses, lawyers, educators, dentists and others.
Others go to immigrants who are studying to receive a degree. An example is Muktar, a refugee from Ethiopia, who received help from IPC to study at the Colorado School of Mines. Muktar recently graduated with a degree in petroleum engineering. Muktar has a brother, who is studying chemical engineering at CU Boulder, and a sister, who is studying civil engineering at Metro State University. Each has received support from IPC to continue their education.
IPC also makes scholarships available to immigrant students studying at Arapahoe Community College.
“We are very grateful for Littleton Rotary Foundation’s support,” Thornton said. “It is a vote of confidence in our mission, and will help us make a positive difference in the lives of newcomers to the United States.”
Littleton Rotary Club, which was established in 1922, celebrated its 100th year in 2022; the Littleton Rotary Foundation was established in 1968 and makes grants to nonprofits in the South Metro Area as well as to international Rotary projects around the world.