Patience Lehrman: 2012 Presidential Citizens Medal Recipient

March 11, 2013 | 1:35

Lehrman, an immigrant from Cameroon, is the National Director of Project SHINE (Students Helping in the Naturalization of Elders), an immigrant integration initiative at Temple University. SHINE partners with 18 institutions of higher learning, community-based organizations, and local governments. SHINE works with college students and older adults to provide language and health education, citizenship and civic participation lessons to immigrant communities. Lehrman, who mentors inner-city high school students, provides free meals to low-income children in the summer and serves as an election official, holds three Masters Degrees from Temple.

Download mp4 (65.1MB)