“… Now they have a new executive director. Her name is Shabnam Beth Nolan and today was her first day. She hopes to bring her life experience to this new role.

‘Personally when I think about my own history, and my background, I am a first generation Iranian American,” Shabnam Nolan said. “I grew up speaking Farsi as my first language.’

Shabnam Nolan notes that dozens of immigrant and refugee families call King Street home.

‘I think especially for children who come from immigrant families, what they are trying to do is model both what it is like to come from their own culture as well what it is like to be a part of this culture,’ Shabnam Nolan said.”

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