Making THAT connection with new “Other-culture” people in American communities provides at least five opportunities:
1) opportunity to welcome the stranger
2) opportunity to create jobs, adding value to communities
3) opportunity to find innovation through new eyes
4) opportunity to share the love of Christ
5) opportunity to learn Other cultures
Who knows what might emerge from partnerships, coaching, or co-development of business? Why not partner? It may mean profit all around.
New immigrants need help understanding American cultural ways– not just about knowing how to turn on electric appliances or how to ride a bus to the grocery store, but what makes Americans tick.
New immigrants bring with them new eyes that see differently and maybe see opportunities and innovation old American eyes can’t. “Immigrants are now more than twice as likely as the native-born to start a business.”*
See Mark Canavera’s recent article, subtitled, “Enabling immigrant and refugee entrepreneurs to take flight in their new economy.” He describes a model Philadelphia initiative that resources immigrant entrepreneurs.
Wow – what a story! What a model!
DON’T MISS THIS!!!!!!
Where is BAM as it relates to the American immigrant/refugee communities? OPPORTUNITY ON OUR DOORSTEP!