During the Presidential election on November 6, 2012, Maryland citizens voted in favor of the state’s version of the “Dream Act”. The law grants in-state public tuition rates to undocumented immigrant students who have attended Maryland high schools for at least three years. Students must first attend a community college and earn at least 60 […]
Sharing the American Dream from Jacob Foko on Vimeo. “Sharing the American Dream”, is a short documentary about undocumented immigrants in the United States. It highlights the challenges undocumented immigrants face and those who work to help them rebuild their lives and communities in a new country. These immigrants experience the same struggles and […]
Highlights of Africa Rising from Jacob Foko on Vimeo. On Friday, September 21, 2012, on a beautiful, bright and sunny morning at the Washington Convention Center in the heart of Washington, DC, people gathered for Africa Rising, a daylong forum on African political, economic, security, health and development issues. A highlight was the 90-minute first panel […]
There are few moments in life where we have the chance to truly make a difference, touch someone’s life, and inspire hope. This is one of those moments. Global Humanitarian Photojournalists (GHPG) was founded in November 2007 to document fallout from war or natural disasters, capturing the reality of lives in adversity, and inspiring hope […]
Blair Rush, a 42-year-old single mother from Montgomery County, Maryland joined the occupiers at Freedom Plaza and has been struggling since they were forced off the site. Rush was an assistant teacher at a day care center in Maryland who lived with her mother. After a bad car accident, she lost her job and her […]
He is a visual and multimedia producer and documentary filmmaker graduated from Brooks Institute in Santa Barbara, California with a Bachelor’s Degree in Visual Journalism and a Master of Arts in New Media Journalism from Full Sail University in Orlando, Florida.