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The Immigrant Story

The Immigrant Story is a volunteer led non-profit organization based in Portland, OR. We chronicle stories of immigrants to document and archive people’s voices in a short human-interest story format. Our vision is to provide curated, customized and relevant content to enhance empathy and create a shared community. In other words, we want to tell stories to make a change. We are a team of volunteer journalists, storytellers, writers, photographers, graphic designers, web developers and marketing specialists. More than 30 volunteers pool their talents, skills and experience to report and disseminate stories of immigrants and refugees. Our team members live in places as diverse as Oregon, Washington, Indiana, North Carolina, New York City, and Tennessee. The editorial board curates and shapes our content. Collectively the board brings more than 100 years of writing and editing experience to TIS, and the individual members have published work in The Washington Post, The L.A. Times, The Christian Science Monitor and The Oregonian, to name a few. Board members include award-winning writers, journalists and authors. Our stories reflect the current national discourse. For example, we publish stories about Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients, refugees, Muslim women wearing hijabs and Muslim women who choose not to wear the hijab. Through these stories, we explore race, identity, religion and nationality, hoping to encourage greater understanding.

http://theimmigrantstory.org Tax ID 82-4539636



To document, narrate and curate stories of immigrants in order to enhance empathy and help promote an inclusive community.


We envision an America that is empathetic — where everyone is valued and included.
With these goals in mind, we seek to:

Advance the national dialogue and dispel myths about new Americans through strong, thoughtful, narratives.
Use cutting-edge technology and produce only the very best content.
Become the most desired medium and reach every American.