Green Card Voices

A nonprofit organization

$10,870 raised by 59 donors

100% complete

$10,000 Goal

Over 47 million immigrants and refugees live in the U.S. Further your impact and foster understanding and inclusivity in your community by making a Give to the Max donation between November 1 – 16!



At Green Card Voices, our work is anchored in sharing immigrant stories to combat harmful stereotypes and cultivate a sense of solidarity in the community.

Located in Minneapolis, our mission is ambitious: to bridge the gap between immigrants and the community. We do this by documenting first-person narratives and publishing them in books, online, and in traveling exhibits. 

Since Green Card Voices’ inception in 2013, we have been honored to highlight the personal narratives of over 500 refugees and immigrants representing more than 150 countries, who are from Minnesota, New York, New Jersey, California, North Dakota, Georgia, and Wisconsin. 

Over the past decade, our content and programs have reached nearly 2 million people nationwide. Your generous gift empowers us to continue preserving first-person narratives for future generations, and to expand our reach even further!


1. We published the second volume of our bilingual Children's Graphic Novel series, Voice for Refuge. Storyteller Zaynab Abdi shared her vulnerable story in Arabic and English and organized 10 events in the Twin Cities and New York, with over 500 attendees in total. The book was illustrated by Egyptian-American artist Achraf El-Attar and recently won a silver medal in the Moonbeam Book Awards.  (

2. We published an anthology of thirty stories of Afghan youth in MY CITY WAS A SPARKLING JEWEL:  Voices of Newcomer Youth from Afghanistan.


Our commitment to a vision of inclusive communities through shared narratives remains strong. 

Our curriculum evokes critical insights and empathy toward immigrant and refugee experiences.  Our materials support inclusive multi-ethnic, multi-racial communities and a vibrant democracy. Our work is crucial in reshaping the narrative about immigrant experiences, and with your generous support this Give to the Max, we can build a more welcoming community, and country where everyone belongs. 

For this year’s Give to the Max, we are raising a minimum of $10,000 to: 

1. Publish Volume 3 of our bilingual Graphic Novel series, Chasing Dreams, Becoming a Doctor, in both English and Khmer.

Chasing Dreams, Becoming a Doctor tells the inspiring story of Kim Uy and her ability to adapt to cultures, learn languages other than Khmer—Chinese and English—and succeed wherever she goes.

2. Publish Volume 4 of our bilingual Graphic Novel series Tinkering Towards My Spark, in both English and Hmong.

Tinkering Towards My Spark follows Thai Chang, a Hmong American who grew up in a refugee camp in Thailand. His love of science and tinkering led him to a fulfilling career as an Exhibit Developer and Fabricator at the Science Museum of Minnesota. 

3. Expand our Story Stitch program in various community spaces, public schools, higher education, and workplaces to promote understanding for immigrant and diverse voices to be heard and understood. 

To learn more about our work or to donate on our website directly between November 1 - 16, visit

Checks can be mailed to: Green Card Voices, 2611 1st Ave S. Minneapolis, MN 55408.

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 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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