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Martin Manna: Making sure Chaldeans count, in the Census and beyond

The Chaldean community in metro Detroit has grown into the largest outside of Iraq, its war-torn native land from where hundreds of thousands have fled since the early 2000s. In metro Detroit, the community faces unique challenges, from deportation and accurate representation in the upcoming U.S. Census to the vaping bans hurting Chaldean-owned smoke shops, […]

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Giving Hearts to Support Survivors

One in eight women in the United States are diagnosed with breast cancer. That means every two minutes a woman in the U.S. hears the words no one ever wants to hear. They have cancer. Fedaa Al Sammak was that one in eight. Her life changed in 2018 following her diagnosis. Though she, like many […]

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From War Zone to Honor Society: Fadi Koria’s Story

Fadi Koria with some of his numerous awards

Fadi Koria’s family left Iraq six years ago, but he still remembers seeing signs of war, including a militia, in his homeland. First, through Turkey, where they lived in refuge, with him and his sister lacking access to education, then to the United States and his current home, Fadi still remembers what it was like […]

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Enroll in our Citizenship Preparation Classes Today

Winter classes begin Monday, January 13, 2020. To enroll, please visit our office! Class Sessions: Monday & Wednesday 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM OR Monday & Wednesday 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM View the Class Flyer For more information on classes offered at the Chaldean Community Foundation, click here!

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PRESS ADVISORY: Reps. Levin and Lawrence to Host Vigil for Jimmy Aldaoud and Call for End to Iraqi Deportations

Congressman Andy Levin (MI-09) and Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence (MI-14) tomorrow evening will join the family of Jimmy Aldaoud, a Michigan Chaldean man who was deported to Iraq in June and died on August 6th of a diabetic crisis, for a vigil honoring his life and memory at the Chaldean Community Foundation in Sterling Heights. Mr. […]

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