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27 06, 2017

IINE CEO Jeff Thielman’s response to U.S. Supreme Court ruling on the President’s Travel Ban

2017-07-25T21:30:00+00:00 June 27th, 2017|

The Supreme Court’s decision on Monday means prolonged suffering for many refugees approved by the U.S. government to find haven in America. Sadly, people who have suffered trauma, lived in camps for years, and followed all the rules of the U.S. refugee processing system will either not be able to enter for at least another [...]

25 06, 2017

On World Refugee Day, We Stand #WithRefugees

2017-07-25T21:35:39+00:00 June 25th, 2017|

By Jillian Woodgate, IINE Marketing and Communications Intern   What is World Refugee Day? On June 20th, World Refugee Day was recognized in different ways across the globe. Initially established in 2000 by the United Nations, World Refugee Day aims to commemorate the strength, courage, and perseverance of millions of refugees worldwide. It also exists [...]

13 06, 2017

Refugees Waiting and Hoping in Jordan

2017-07-25T21:38:18+00:00 June 13th, 2017|

By Cheryl Hamilton, IINE Director of Partner Engagement In the language of refugee resettlement, there are two kinds of cases: free cases and tie cases. In free cases, refugee individuals or families do not have any immediate relatives in the United States. Alternatively, tie cases are often when new Americans reunite with loved ones. As [...]

21 06, 2017

What Would You Risk?

2017-08-09T23:48:20+00:00 June 21st, 2017|

Imagine being faced with a terrible choice – risk persecution, imprisonment, and torture, or leave behind everything you’ve ever known for a slim chance at safety? What would you do, if your survival was at stake? Every day across the world, people like you and me are forced to flee their homelands because of violence and [...]

31 05, 2017

Remembering Henri Termeer, a friend of the International Institute

2017-08-09T23:48:58+00:00 May 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+00:00 May 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 [...]

29 05, 2017

Volunteer Highlight

2017-08-09T23:00:17+00:00 May 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+00:00 May 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+00:00 May 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+00:00 May 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 [...]