He presently works as a Parent and Community Specialist through the Multilingual and Multicultural Center in the Portland Public Schools serving the Arabic speaking community.
Beyond bringing the community together and helping his fellow new arrivals as a cultural broker and translator, he teaches Arabic and is a published author in the Union of Iraqi Writers and Poets. He loves how poetry makes him free, and shares such thoughts in this interview.
Additional resources for New Mainers which Ahmed recommends:
New England Arab American Organization
Music: Fairouz sings "Baghdad"