Every year on Martin Luther Day, Syracuse University felicitates a few selfless individuals from the local community for their service towards the society with the "Unsung Hero awards". Dominique is one of them. A sophomore at the Institute Of Technology at Syracuse Central, he is on four different committees helping make a positive change. Nominated by his mother, Jami Freeman, this video tries to paint a portrait of an extraordinary young man who is being the change he wants to see in the world.
Bridging Two Worlds
Khadijo Abdulkadir is not a regular senior year student. A Somali immigrant, she is the founder of New American Women’s Empowerment(NAWE)-a non profit she started in 2016 to empower refugee and immigrant women in the Syracuse area. The piece revolves around Khadijo and her former high school teacher Joyce Suslovic, as they navigate through roadblocks and conduct classes for high school kids and adults of the refugee community.