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6 04, 2020

A grateful update from IINE

2020-04-06T13:23:27+00:00April 6th, 2020|

In these challenging times it is remarkable to me how communities across the country are coming together. People are taking social distancing seriously, school districts are doing their best to provide remote learning, companies are manufacturing ventilators and other equipment as quickly as they can, neighbors are checking in on one another, [...]

3 04, 2020

Suitcase Stories expanding to include online and interactive resources 

2020-04-03T17:07:11+00:00April 3rd, 2020|

By Sarra Briki  Intern, Marketing & Community Relations    Serving refugees and immigrants for more than 100 years, IINE's mission is built on community and resilience. With the rising challenges that COVID-19 imposes on all of us, we feel even more committed to keeping our community tightly connected and strengthening our sense of togetherness in [...]

26 03, 2020

Everyone Has A Suitcase Story

2020-03-26T15:23:59+00:00March 26th, 2020|

By Cheryl Hamilton, Suitcase Stories Director “I am not sure I have a story.” This is often the response when I speak with someone about participating in Suitcase Stories®, a signature program of the International Institute of New England. Suitcase Stories is how we explore storytelling through the lens of migration. We believe that [...]

14 03, 2020

IINE’s COVID-19 plan, and the need for community

2020-03-14T13:42:11+00:00March 14th, 2020|

Dear Friends: Our highest priority is the health, safety, and well-being of our clients and community. In response to the COVID-19 public health crisis, effective today, the International Institute of New England suspended most on-site services and moved to remote work plans for most staff. The plan applies to all three of our offices [...]

15 02, 2020

IINE Celebrates International Women’s Day by Honoring Local Immigrant Women Leaders on March 6

2020-02-18T12:19:33+00:00February 15th, 2020|

BOSTON – The International Institute of New England (IINE) will lead the local iteration of a global movement with their 16th annual International Women’s Day celebration. As a means to honor the achievements of immigrant women in Boston, a breakfast celebration will be held on March 6 at the Westin Boston Waterfront. This [...]

5 02, 2020

IINE Statement on the Expanded Travel Ban

2020-02-11T14:37:47+00:00February 5th, 2020|

Last week, President Trump announced the expansion of the unjust and xenophobic Travel Ban policy. Effective February 22, new restrictions will apply to immigrants from Myanmar (also known as Burma), Eritrea, Kyrgyzstan, Nigeria, Sudan and Tanzania. This expanded policy will forever impact families within the IINE community. The International Institute is privileged to be [...]

3 12, 2019

Revere Hospitality Training Program Class Graduates 17 Participants

2019-12-03T21:26:23+00:00December 3rd, 2019|

By Alexis Kubana Manager, Skills Training Program IINE’s accelerated Hospitality Training Program includes 40 training hours over the course of two and a half weeks. Our program screens, trains, and places well-qualified participants for all types of entry and mid –level positions in the hospitality industry.  All graduates are pre-screened for work eligibility, relevant [...]

25 11, 2019

“Every immigrant needs the support of a community…” – Dr. Joseph Aoun, Golden Door Award honoree

2019-11-25T18:36:46+00:00November 25th, 2019|

Seven hundred people gathered at Matthews Arena last night to honor Dr. Joseph E. Aoun, the president of Northeastern University, as he received the Golden Door award from the International Institute of New England (IINE). Dr. Aoun, a highly respected scholar, teacher, and academic innovator, spoke of his early days as a lonely and [...]