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Community Sketchbook focuses on the economic and social challenges facing communities, especially low-income communities and communities of color, and how people are trying to address them.
It is made possible by sponsorship support from The Minneapolis Foundation.

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Saw Poe Thay Doh

Karen man’s journey takes him from a Burmese jungle to a life in Minnesota

Now a U.S. Citizen, Saw Poe Thay Doh is one of 9,000 Karen who live in the Twin Cities, the largest Karen community in the nation.