Green Card Voices

A nonprofit organization

$10,628 raised

100% complete

$10,000 Goal


We believe that authentic, first-person storytelling is a tool to combat harmful stereotypes. Green Card Voices has shared the stories of over 500 immigrants and refugees, from over 140 countries to provide resources that create inclusive, welcoming and well-informed communities. 

For this year's Give to the Max, we are raising $10,000 to:

1. Publish an anthology of 30 powerful stories of newly arrived Afghan youth

2. Publish Volume 2 of our bilingual Graphic Novel series, which features the story of Zaynab Abdi in both English and Arabic 

3. Facilitate Story Stitch conversations for community groups that are yearning for the opportunity to connect on a deeper level through meaningful, mutual story-sharing



Our commitment to a vision of inclusive communities stays strong.

1. We published the first volume of our bilingual Children's Graphic Novel series, Belonging in America and Mexico.  Storyteller and Mexican-American Daniel Gonzalez shared his vulnerable story in English and Spanish (his native language) of doing what it takes to survive while finding his place in both America and Mexico. His book was illustrated by Chinese-American immigrant artist sunshine gao. 

2. St. Kate's University selected Our Stories Us Here: A Graphic Novel Anthology as their 2022 One Read for Racial Justice! The One Read for Racial Justice is an annual, collaborative, campus-wide initiative to raise awareness about racial justice issues, create opportunities for dialogues across differences and disciplines, and promote community.  In addition, we have collaborated on an exhibit that will travel through various departments on campus. 

3. In July 2022, we partnered with CliftonLarsenAllen (CLA), to record the stories of four of their amazing CLA family members born in Colombia, Vietnam, Senegal,  and Morocco, respectively. We shared those stories with over 700 of their staff during a two-day event which included our largest Story Stitch facilitation to date! 

There is an engaged audience hungry for Green Card Voices’ unique approach and platform, and we want to build on this momentum! 

  1. Public schools, higher education, and community spaces need our materials. 

  2. Our curriculum evokes critical insights and empathy on immigration issues. 

  3. Our materials support inclusive multi-ethnic, multi-racial communities and a vibrant democracy. 

We can change the narrative about immigration with your help. Donate today and together let's uplift immigrant voices and build communities where everyone belongs! 

Telling Stories. Opening Minds. Becoming Neighbors.

Green Card Voices is a Minneapolis-based, nationally growing non profit that connects immigrants and their communities through multimedia storytelling. We record the first person narratives of immigrants, and publish them in books, online and in traveling exhibits. So far, we have recorded the stories of over 500 immigrants and refugees who are originally from over 140 countries and now reside in Minnesota, New York, New Jersey, California, North Dakota, Georgia and Wisconsin.

Over 47 million people immigrants are in the U.S. Your gifts allow us to preserve first-person stories by them and ensure it is accessible for future generations.

Green Card Voices is a lot of things: a small nonprofit organization with a big mission, a publishing group, a bridge between immigrants and nonimmigrants. More than anything, it is a community. We're so grateful you're a part of it. Thank you!

If you prefer to donate offline, you can also mail a check to Green Card Voices, 2611 1st Ave S. Minneapolis, MN 55408.

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Green Card Voices

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Arts & Culture Education Community

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2611 1ST AVE S


612 889 7635

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