Tennessee State Alum helps Immigrant helps others adjust to new life in Nashville

That’s where Hassan fell in love with the idea of helping other new Americans, and he went to Tennessee State University to get a degree in political science. His entire college tuition was paid for with a few grants and two part-time jobs.

Since graduating, Hassan has started a consulting company to help other new Americans, and he has purchased a coffee shop where fellow Africans gather. Hassan spends many hours outside work helping those who have recently immigrated to Nashville.

“My favorite part of coming to America – leaving a place where there were no options in life, coming to a place that is increasingly challenging and rewarding at the same time,” he said.

“Here, despite challenges, you are the driver of your destiny.”

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