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Solutions Business Center In Rockford Aims To Put Help For All ‘Under One Roof’
By Kevin Haas 12-29-2022

"ROCKFORD — When Mustafa Abdall came here from Baghdad 14 years ago he was cheated out $50 while buying a SIM card for his mobile phone.

The seller had convinced him he couldn’t get the card without a social security number, but offered to get him one anyway for the extra $50. Abdall found out later the seller’s claim wasn’t true. Read more...

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Abdall becomes first elected Arab-American to sit on Rockford Township Board
23 WIFR | WIFR Newsroom 4-12-2021

ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) - Twelve years ago Mustafa Abdall came to America from Iraq and has lived in Rockford ever since.

He works at Lincoln Middle School where he teaches English as a second language. He helps students from all over the world learn valuable skills not only in math and English, but about what life is like in America. Read more..

Mustafa Abdall in front of the school building
2020 Excalibur finalist: Activist, teacher committed to investing in Rockford's children
Rockford Register Star | Chris Green 12-15-2020

About the nominee: Mustafa Abdall teaches English as a second language and has been instrumental in helping hundreds of immigrants acclimate to life in Rockford. Earlier this year he was recognized as one of the Rockford Register Star's "2020 People to Watch." Abdall also is founder of Winnebago Emerging Small Business Services, an organization that focuses on providing support to bilingual and multicultural entrepreneurs. Read more..

Mustafa Abdall and students in a classroom
Middle Eastern immigrant using love of Rockford to connect community
WREX | Evan Leake 08-12-2020

ROCKFORD (WREX) — Mustafa Abdall moved to Rockford via Baghdad 12 years ago.

When he arrived to the Forest City, he saw a big community will little involvement within itself.

"I believe in communication and I started my journey by breaking down the walls," Abdall said. Read more..

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