Family Histories Program
Grateful to our 2007 Funders, Sempra Energy; Bank of America; and through The San Diego Foundation, the Digital Divide Fund, and The Hom Family Fund, the Family Histories Essay Program entered its Sixth Year and resulted in record-breaking participation – more than 270 students participated this year. The ongoing and successful partnerships with both the San Diego Unified School District and the San Diego Community College District enabled the Museum to engage a highly diverse population.
We take great pride and pleasure in sharing with you the work and creativity of some of the outstanding new American students who competed in the Museum’s annual essay competition, “Family Histories: Migrants to the United States ”. The writers are all immigrants or children and grandchildren of those who have recently come to the United States. We hope you too will be fascinated by the stories of these young people and their families who made great sacrifices to become Americans.
The Student Essay Competition: Family Histories: Migrants to the United States was created to celebrate the courage and achievements of migrants to the United States, to honor their entrepreneurial spirit and convey the dignity of their history and cultures as well as the many challenges they have faced.