Pennsylvania: Joseph Sackor

Pennsylvania: Joseph Sackor

State: Pennsylvania

City of Residence: Levittown, Pennsylvania

Country of origin: Liberia

Arrival in the U.S.: 1999

Mr. Joseph Sackor was two months away from graduating college when war broke out in Liberia and he and his family were forced to flee to neighboring Guinea. Before being resettled, Mr. Sackor served as the president of Liberia Refugee Students organization in Guinea, which provided support to UNHCR refugee schools in the early 1990s. He was resettled to the United States in 1999, and earned his GED shortly after. Mr. Sackor went …

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Montana: Wilmot Collins

Montana: Wilmot Collins

State: Montana

City of Residence: Helena, Montana

Country of origin: Liberia

Arrival in the U.S.: 1994

Mr. Wilmot Collins is a refugee from Liberia who was forced to flee the Liberian civil war after the ceasefire collapsed and two of his brothers were killed by rebels and government soldiers. Mr. Collins arrived in the United States in 1994, and he now resides in Helena, Montana with his wife, daughter, and son. He is a Child Protection Specialist, an adjunct instructor at University of Montana-Helena, and serves as a member …

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Delaware: Lourena Gboeah

Delaware: Lourena Gboeah

State: Delaware

City of Residence: New Castle, Delaware

Country of origin: Liberia

Arrival in the U.S.: 1992

Ms. Lourena Gboeah was resettled to the United States in 1992 when she was only four years old after her family fled the war in Liberia and the continuous harassment from government soldiers. Ms. Gboeah received her B.S. in Management from Rutgers University and her Masters of Social Work from Temple University in Philadelphia. She now lives in New Castle, Delaware, where she works as a Care Manager Supervisor at Senior Community …

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New York: George Tarr

State: New York

City of Residence: Staten Island, New York

Country of origin: Liberia

Arrival in the U.S.: 1999

Mr. George Tarr and his family were forced to flee Liberia in 1998 during the brutal civil war where they were at risk of being targeted because of his grandfather’s work as a government official. In 1999 he was resettled to Staten Island, New York, where he currently lives and attends college. Mr. Tarr is passionate about working to assist other people who are facing overwhelming challenges. He has been …

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