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Exploring the impact and value of immigrant communities in the Quad Cities region and across the country.

Vibrant Neighborhoods encourages citizens to explore the rich history of immigrants who moved to the United States with hopes of creating the American dream. Through challenges and successes, immigrants have and continue to contribute to the rich tapestry that is the Quad Cities region and the nation.

Explore the impact and inherent value of immigrant communities throughout the region. Featuring local interviews, programs, community discussions, and national PBS programming to foster understanding and awareness of older and newer immigrant communities in Iowa and Illinois. 

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Moline's Floreciente Neighborhood

"The West End" of Moline, known as the Floreciente Neighborhood, was a regional gateway for new Americans beginning with Swedish and Belgian immigrants more than 150 years ago," said Tar Macias. "Now a heavily Hispanic neighborhood, Floreciente (which means "blooming" in Spanish) is still a gateway for many people from different backgrounds setting roots in the Quad Cities, and it's one of the most culturally rich neighborhoods in the area," said Macias. "We hope to create greater visibility of the Floreciente neighborhood, increasing awareness and a sense of community."

Featured Segments

Bennie Terronez

Louisa Terronez Ewert

Miguel Rosas

Juan and Dolores Barajas

Alvaro Macias

Juanita Terronez

Greg Aguilar

Carmen Fuentes

Rico Navarro

Naming the Floreciente Neighborhood

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