Happy New Year!
The QCAIR board wishes everyone a healthy and safe 2021.

One of QCAIR's main services is education on the process of applying for US citizenship. Nana Ouro-Agoro, QCAIR Outreach Director, explains the work of the New American Initiatives Program in this video.

Local Spotlight: Meet "Abe" Ibrahim!

Mbanzamihigo “Abe” Ibrahim’s first memory of the U.S. is of fireworks. “It was two days away from the Fourth of July. I had never seen, experienced, or even heard of fireworks,” he recalls. On that day, he was blessed with a sense of hope that would last a lifetime.

Read more about Abe's journey from a refugee camp in Tanzania to St. Ambrose University in the US in our Winter Newsletter!
Prairie State Legal Services (PSLS) is a legal aid provider in Rock Island, IL. They provide free civil legal services to low-income members of the community and serve Rock Island, Henry, Lee, Mercer, and Whiteside counties in Illinois. PSLS provides their services to immigrants and refugees and keeps all information regarding their clients completely confidential. If you live in one of these IL counties and need help with housing or family law call 309-794-1328. For more about PSLS' services read the Winter Newsletter.

Mun Luangruang, owner of Exotic Thai, Lemongrass Cafe, and Miss Phay Cafe, is an example of perseverance. She came to the United States 20 years ago from Thailand and became a US citizen. She worked as a server, a cook, and a bus girl in order to pay for her ESL tuition bills. Mun realized much joy it gave her when she went into the restaurant and talked to the customers who were enjoying the food she made. Read more about her story in our Winter Newsletter!


Read about other immigrant and refugee entrepreneurs in the Quad Cities, the fall "World Cup" tournament, QCAIR sponsors, and much more in the
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