Black Positive People : Project SHINE: Patience Lehrman

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    Philly Woman Gets Country's 2nd Highest Civilian Honor

    Patience Lehrman's passion earned her the Presidential Citizens Medal




    A Philadelphia woman now holds the second-highest honor a civilian can receive in our country – the Presidential Citizens Medal.
    Patience Lehrman is passionate about fixing America’s immigration system.
    “Immigrant integration is the rising tide that lifts all boats,” she says in a video explaining her point of view, on the website for the White House.
    An immigrant herself, from Cameroon, Lehrman runs a national program out of Temple University called Project SHINE (Students Helping in the Naturalization of Elders). It matches college students with older immigrants, who often have language barrier issues. Those issues can create obstacles as emotional as talking to their own grandchildren and as necessary as accessing the medical care they need.......CONTINUED.....

    http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news...itizens-Medal-Patience-Lehrman-191416371.html
     
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