31 05, 2017

Remembering Henri Termeer, a friend of the International Institute

2017-08-09T23:48:58+00:00May 31st, 2017|

A pioneer, a giant, the founding father and dean of the biotech industry -  these are just a few ways others describe the late Henri Termeer, former Chairman, President, and CEO of Genzyme Corporation. Born in the Netherlands, Henri was a leader in the local and global biotechnology revolution. He lived his life according [...]

29 05, 2017

Crotched Mountain Rehabilitation Center Supports New Americans on the Path to Success

2017-08-09T23:00:31+00:00May 29th, 2017|

IINE-Manchester partners with Crotched Mountain to help refugees and immigrants begin healthcare careers The biggest challenge for Khem Basnet when he arrived in the U.S. was studying for his driver’s license exam and buying a car, which was vital to getting a job in New Hampshire. In 2008, the International Institute of New England [...]

25 05, 2017

Equipping Immigrants with Workplace Skills

2017-08-09T23:00:38+00:00May 25th, 2017|

IINE-Boston’s Service Industry Training Program prepares immigrants for hospitality, healthcare, and banking jobs In April 2014, Asma Amahri came to the U.S. from Morocco knowing little English. Shortly after her arrival, however, she took a job as a cashier at Dunkin’ Donuts in East Boston. While this position did not meet her  career goals, [...]

29 05, 2017

Volunteer Highlight

2017-08-09T23:00:17+00:00May 29th, 2017|

Louisa French, Resettlement and Employment Training Volunteer, IINE-Lowell Over the past five years, Louisa French has volunteered at the International Institute of New England’s Lowell site office in nearly every capacity. From organizing in-kind donations to setting up newly-arrived families’ apartments, she plays a significant role in welcoming newcomers to Lowell. Louisa’s personal interest [...]

29 05, 2017

Employee Spotlight

2017-08-09T23:00:00+00:00May 29th, 2017|

We asked our employees what they like most about their jobs at IINE. Here’s what they said: Britney Aranda, Home Study and Post Release Program Case Manager, IINE-Boston “I’m able to advocate for our minors while giving them a voice that empowers them to thrive. There’s no greater feeling than seeing a client succeed.” [...]

29 05, 2017

The International Institute of New England Receives $10K Grant from the Boston Foundation

2017-08-09T22:59:54+00:00May 29th, 2017|

“The Boston Foundation awarded The International Institute of New England (IINE) a grant of $10,000,” Jeff Thielman, CEO and President of the International Institute said today. According to Thielman, the grant will help expand the Institute’s volunteer program and establish a volunteer coordinator position at their Boston site office. “There is an overwhelming amount [...]

29 05, 2017

2017 International Women’s Day Luncheon: Global Stories of Inspiration

2017-08-09T22:59:44+00:00May 29th, 2017|

On March 8, 2017, nearly 400 people – including employees of 38 Greater Boston companies – joined clients and staff of the International Institute of New England (IINE), Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh, and WCVB news anchor Maria Stephanos to celebrate International Women’s Day. This year, IINE observed the day by hosting a luncheon [...]

29 05, 2017

TripAdvisor Leads the Charge on Refugee Crisis

2017-08-09T22:59:37+00:00May 29th, 2017|

IINE-Boston partners with TripAdvisor to locally respond to the global humanitarian issue. When the worldwide migrant and refugee crisis hit its peak in 2015, TripAdvisor’s CEO Steve Kaufer invited the company’s traveler community to support organizations that help refugees, and the company agreed to match their donations dollar for dollar. In September of 2016, [...]

29 05, 2017

Fostering Friendships over Food

2017-08-09T22:59:30+00:00May 29th, 2017|

IINE-Lowell and local community groups unite residents and newcomers at shared dinners. On Jan. 24, 2017, Lowell community members and three newly- arrived Congolese families gathered for a meal at IINE-Lowell’s site office. The potluck meal was hosted by the local Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Khalil Abdo’s smile disguises the difficult [...]

29 05, 2017

Volunteer Spotlight

2017-08-09T22:59:21+00:00May 29th, 2017|

Thank you for your dedication and continued support of the Institute. Karen Márquez, IINE-Boston On why she volunteers: “I am an ESOL volunteer and I assist the teachers with their lessons. I also have the opportunity to teach lessons myself and it is the most rewarding feeling in the world!” Calley Milne, IINE-Manchester Calley [...]