The ILC Public Education Institute                                04-03-18
Join us to honor 40 outstanding entrepreneurs

Forty foreign-born entrepreneurs are nominated for the seventh annual Immigrant Learning Center's Immigrant Entrepreneur Awards. Join business, policy and community leaders to celebrate their impact along with open bar and gourmet international cuisine on Thursday, May 3, starting at 6:00 p.m. at the Royal Sonesta Boston in Cambridge, MA.  See the full list of nominees and get your tickets  here

Meet some of the nominees:

Jose Garcia was mentored in the art of sushi-making by a Japanese immigrant. In 2011, he launched Ebi Sushi in Somerville followed by Sapporo Ramen in Cambridge and Sushi Kappo in Boston.
Ekaterina Morozova trained as an eyelash specialist in Russia before opening Lash Boutique on the Cape in 2014. Within six months, there was demand for a second store, and a third is opening this month.
Christina Qi started a small hedge fund out of a dorm room at the age of 21 with no money or connections. Today, Domeyard in Boston trades $1 billion per day as one of the world's fastest high-frequency trading firms.
Human stem cell platelets are life-saving but by 2019 demand will outstrip supply. Platelet BioGenesis in Cambridge, founded by Dr. Jonathan Thon, aims to create platelets that are cheaper, safer and easily available.

For event, sponsorship and advertising information, contact Mark Correia at  or (781) 322-9777. Click here to learn more about the Awards Dinner.



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Immigrant Research and Information

With so much conflicting information about immigrants, how do you get to the truth? Our new website has a page dedicated to research on immigration including 13 reports on immigrants as workers and entrepreneurs.

The Immigrant Learning Center, Inc. (ILC) of Malden, MA, is a not-for-profit organization that gives immigrants a voice in three ways. The English Language Program provides free, year-round English classes to immigrant and refugee adults to help them become successful workers, parents and community members. The Public Education Institute informs Americans about the economic and social contributions of immigrants. The Institute for Immigration Research, a joint venture with George Mason University, conducts research on immigrants' economic contributions. For more information, visit the website at or Facebook page.