Abdullah Motiwala: Starting Up ‘Heaven’s Honey’

“I currently serve as the founder of a startup under the name of Heaven’s Honey Inc. I am fond of making new connections and networking with diverse backgrounds. To share a personal quote I live by, “No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.”

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Farzeen Tariq: Overcoming Gender Disparity

“There is an American in me, and there is a Pakistani in me, and that’s reconciled. I think being outspoken or even being here and talking about this was a very difficult decision. There is a saying in our culture: ‘She has wings now, she can fly’. It’s as if it’s a bad thing.”

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Eboo Patel: I Grew up Wanting to be White

“And so, that experience on the basketball court has an opportunity to get processed and articulated in freshman orientation and in sociology classes and in the dorm room.”

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Lubna Kabir: On Expectations and Dreams

“I’m here to show them and the rest of the world that it’s not impossible to be multiple things and to be good at several things. I’d rather try my best to pursue all the things I want to do rather than be discouraged by other people who don’t want me to do certain things.”

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Ahmad Zabi: A Journey of Continuous Self-Discovery

“I am a third culture person. Islam, Christianity, Afghanistan, and America are all part of my identity and will continue to shape my life as I grow and learn. Communication, love, and kindness have broken many barriers in my life. “

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Ashraf Awad: From Sudan to Saudi… Finding Freedom in America

“The greatest challenge in America has been realizing how endless the possibilities are in this life. And at any given point you can completely change your life in a new direction. I recognized a freedom that never existed, neither in Sudan nor in Saudi Arabia for me.”

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MALA Earns GuideStar Gold Seal

MALA recently earned the Gold GuideStar Nonprofit Profile participation level. This leading symbol of nonprofit transparency and accountability is presented by GuideStar, the world’s largest source of nonprofit information.

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John Stewart: Redefining American Identity

“As I continue to travel, live and study abroad, I continue to question what it means to be “American”, and for me to be American. Storytelling enables enlightenment and growth among all listeners. It opens previously unseen doors and captures kaleidoscopic new worlds.”

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MALA Partners with Loyola University Chicago

MALA is proud to partner with Loyola University Chicago’s Center for Experiential Learning. The Center for Experiential Learning is committed to promoting the relevant opportunities of partners to students and faculty; to connecting partners to other University resources where appropriate; and to fostering the potential of experiential learning opportunities to achieve both student- and site-based priorities.

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Bobby Darvish: Rebuking The Victimhood Narrative

“The aspects of life in the United States that have made the greatest impressions on me are freedom, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. I feel that I can become anything I want based on my will to work hard for it.”

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