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2017 Recipient–Maria F

One of the Newcomer Award winners.

Maria came to St. Thomas from Nicaragua by way of London. Since moving to St. Thomas, Maria has grown her coffee roasting business Las Chicas Del Cafe with her sister and employed St. Thomas Community members.  A year ago, she partnered with another community member to open Streamliners Espresso Bar, and this location has quickly […]

2016 Recipient – Yunsu

Yunsu Kang may be young, but her efforts are mighty. At the age of 15 she started a cultural diversity club at St. Joseph’s Catholic High School. This club plans school wide awareness-building initiatives that foster welcoming, caring, and inclusive communities. Through her leadership position Yunsu has mobilized many students to volunteer at numerous community […]

2015 Recipient – Lady

Lady has shown a deep commitment to helping build a respectful and inclusive environment for other newcomers and to making a meaningful contribution to her community in support of diversity. Some specific activities include: Working to raise awareness of cultural diversity in our area Organizing Newcomer Networking Circles that provide individuals with community-based info as […]