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Friday, January 09, 2004
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Speakers discuss resource issues and the conflicting messages given to immigrant youth, who report they hope to go to college but cannot figure out how to pay for it.

**Eva A. Millona,** is Executive Director of the Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition (MIRA), the state's largest organization representing the foreign born, and co-chair of the National Partnership for New Americans, the lead national organization focusing on immigrant integration. Ms. Millona directed the refugee resettlement program in Central Massachusetts. In her native Albania, she practiced civil and criminal law, serving on Tirana's District Court from 1989 - 1992, when she was the nation's youngest district judge ever appointed. Ms. Millona is the co-chair of the Governor's Advisory Council for Refugees and Immigrants and serves on the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. In 2010, she co-chaired the nation's largest immigrant integration conference, which MIRA hosted in Boston. She is the recipient of over a dozen major awards, including the prestigious 2009 USCIS Outstanding American by Choice Award, the 2010 Wainwright Bank Social Justice Award, and the 2011 and 2012 Powermeter Award, presented to the most influential people for Latinos in Massachusetts.
Dr. Albert F. Argenziano has over 40 years of experience as both a teacher and administrator in public and overseas education. His most recent position is with the Massachusetts Office of Educational Quality and Accountability. Prior to the EQA, Dr. Argenziano served as the Executive Director of International Campuses at Endicott College in Beverly, Massachusetts. Dr. Argenziano served as Superintendent of the Somerville Public Schools from 1993 to 2005. Dr. Argenziano has also served as a college professor at Radford University, Lesley University, Bridgewater State College, Endicott College and Christopher Newport College. He has been a member of the American Association of School Administrators and the Massachusetts Association of School Superintendents, Suffolk University Alumni Association and has received numerous building dedications in Massachusetts and overseas.

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