Refugee Success Stories

A collection of recent articles highlight successful refugees innovating, contributing and enjoying success in their adopted countries. Each offers replicable strategies for other refugees and inspiration for you.

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Bao Hoang from

Franchising as Career Pathway

Vietnamese refugees to Australia are building their own restaurant franchise based on experience as a franchise owner in a different industry.




Co-founder of Hyperakt from

Co-founder of Hyperakt from

Refugee Experience as Marketable Strength

Refugees from Cuba and Ukraine met in university and now employ 15 people at their social impact design studio, Hyperakt, in Brooklyn.




Maher Mahmood in

Maher Mahmood in

Sharing Common Experiences Through the Arts

Veterans and refugees from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan tell powerful stories highlighting their common experiences of hat it means to be U.S. American.



Milan Vayntrub in

Milan Vayntrub in

Refugee Voice as Powerful Advocates

Milana Vayntrub came to California as a refugee from Uzbekistan with her family. Now, she’s an actress and recently went to Greece to see the situation first hand and help. Check out her organization and video!

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