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21 09, 2023

Employee Profile: Meet Joe Gilbert, Education Program Manager

2023-09-21T13:01:34-04:00September 21st, 2023|

After spending the majority of his career in higher education, Joe Gilbert joined the International Institute of New England as the Education Program Manager in our Manchester office last year. In our latest employee profile, Joe shares how the ESOL program and his team have evolved, the many hats he gets [...]

15 09, 2023

Migrants, Immigrants, Refugees, Asylum-Seekers, Parolees: Understanding the Key Differences

2023-09-30T09:12:03-04:00September 15th, 2023|

Migrants. Immigrants. Refugees. Asylum seekers. Parolees. They all leave their homes seeking a better life. Some leave by choice, others by dire necessity. The terms used to describe people who make these difficult decisions and journeys are determined by why they come, and the different legal rights they have when they [...]

28 08, 2023

Refugee Youth Spend Summer Exploring, Learning, and Bonding

2023-08-28T16:57:52-04:00August 28th, 2023|

This summer, refugee youth in Lowell, Massachusetts and Manchester, New Hampshire who participated in IINE programs throughout the year had the opportunity to stay engaged during the school break. With staff and volunteers, they explored their local communities, practiced their English skills, learned about art and science, and formed deeper bonds [...]

22 08, 2023

Suitcase Stories: How a Cup of Coffee Transports Maryna to Happier Days in Ukraine

2023-08-24T18:35:03-04:00August 22nd, 2023|

Maryna, a Ukrainian refugee, was living in Kyiv with her daughter when Russia invaded the country in 2022. In her recent Suitcase Stories performance she shared the story of her difficult and brave decision to say goodbye to family and friends in Ukraine with no idea when they may be reunited, [...]

15 08, 2023

2 Years After the Afghan Evacuation, Afghans Deserve Permission to Stay in Their New Home

2023-08-15T09:47:34-04:00August 15th, 2023|

By Alexandra Weber, Chief Advancement Officer and Senior Vice President Two years ago, on Sunday, August 15, 2021, the Taliban took control of Afghanistan’s capital, Kabul. More than 76,000 Afghans were evacuated to the U.S. Families arrived exhausted, fearful, and unsure of what would come next, and resettlement agencies across the [...]

7 08, 2023

Employee Profile: Meet Julian D’Andre, Case Specialist

2023-09-21T12:28:12-04:00August 7th, 2023|

Julian D’Andre joined the International Institute of New England earlier this year as a Case Specialist. Driven by a desire to help fellow Ukrainian refugees, Julian spends his days helping our clients to access the resources they need to achieve security in their new home. Julian shared his path to IINE, [...]

25 07, 2023

Spotlight Report: Welcoming Haitians (July 2023)

2023-07-25T13:12:25-04:00July 25th, 2023|

The Spotlight Report is a quarterly report to bring you a deeper understanding of our work. This Spotlight Report explores why so many Haitians are making the impossible decision to leave their homes and make the long, difficult journey to New England. Discover how IINE is responding to their arrival, and providing welcome, support, [...]

24 07, 2023

Suitcase Stories: Mapendo Reflects on Her Family’s Journey From the Democratic Republic of Congo and Starting Over

2023-07-24T15:27:43-04:00July 24th, 2023|

"This is when we knew we had to start life all over." Mapendo Mutingamo, a refugee youth client at IINE, is originally from the Democratic Republic of Congo; however, she and her family have not been there in over a decade. In our blog, she shares her Suitcase Stories performance - [...]

20 07, 2023

Employee Profile: Meet Kubana Alexis, Associate Director, Workforce Initiatives

2023-07-20T16:42:53-04:00July 20th, 2023|

Kubana Alexis joined the International Institute of New England in 2018 as a Skills Training Specialist. Today, he is the Associate Director, Workforce Initiatives, managing and innovating our job skills training programs. Kubana discussed his journey from client to employee at IINE, his advice for prospective IINE employees, and how he [...]

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