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24 04, 2023

Spotlight Report: Resettle Together (April 2023)

2023-07-25T13:17:40-04:00April 24th, 2023|

The Spotlight Report is a quarterly report to bring you a deeper understanding of our work. This Spotlight Report on our Resettle Together program explores how this community sponsorship model forms a strong partnership between IINE resettlement staff and volunteers - all in support of integrating refugees more deeply into their new communities. [...]

16 03, 2023

Farewell to Dahvy Tran Pech, Former IINE Youth Program Manager

2023-03-29T12:26:58-04:00March 16th, 2023|

The International Institute of New England joins the many friends, family, and colleagues mourning the loss of Dahvy Tran Pech earlier this month. In the two years that Dahvy served as IINE-Lowell’s youth program manager her impact was felt deeply by clients and staff. Sherry Spaulding, IINE-Lowell’s education manager says of Dahvy: “She made [...]

7 03, 2023

Two Local Resettlement Agencies Address Biden’s Proposed Asylum Ban

2024-02-15T12:00:56-05:00March 7th, 2023|

Ascentria Care Alliance and the International Institute of New England are human services organizations that have been welcoming and serving immigrants in New England communities for over a century. While our organizations understand the pressure that President Biden is under to address the influx of migrant families and individuals along the southern border, the [...]

24 02, 2023

Statement of Gratitude to Our Regional Community Partners

2023-03-07T14:12:11-05:00February 24th, 2023|

The International Institute of New England has been welcoming newcomers and resettling refugees for 105 years. We are fortunate to work and partner with many exceptionally welcoming New England cities, including Boston and Lowell, Massachusetts, and Manchester, New Hampshire, where our offices are located. In each city, we work with employers, community volunteers, non-profit [...]

9 02, 2023

It’s Hard and it’s Wonderful – Leading a Family Support Team

2023-02-13T12:42:28-05:00February 9th, 2023|

In January, IINE-Lowell hosted an event celebrating both our extraordinary clients and the community volunteers who help support them. One highlight was a speech by Jane Blumberg, a former elementary school teacher who coordinates one of IINE-Lowell’s volunteer Family Support Teams. Like many volunteers, Jane’s group was compelled by news of the catastrophic fall [...]

1 02, 2023

Spotlight Report: Unaccompanied Children’s Program (January 2023)

2023-07-25T13:18:24-04:00February 1st, 2023|

The Spotlight Report is a quarterly report to bring you a deeper understanding of our work. This Spotlight Report on the Unaccompanied Children's Program explores how IINE works to reunify hundreds of children a year—some as young as two years old—with their U.S.-based families across New England. [...]

22 11, 2022

Maggie Burns joins the International Institute of New England as new Vice President of Principal and Major Gifts

2023-02-13T12:41:54-05:00November 22nd, 2022|

BOSTON –November 14, 2022 - The International Institute of New England (IINE) announces Maggie Burns as its new vice president of principal and major gifts.   A leader and mentor in the field of nonprofit fundraising, Maggie will manage a portfolio of IINE’s principal donors and prospects and ensure donors are closely stewarded and presented [...]

17 11, 2022

IINE Expands Programming to Serve Unaccompanied Children arriving in New England and New York

2023-02-13T12:42:13-05:00November 17th, 2022|

BOSTON – Nov. 17, 2022 - The International Institute of New England (IINE) is expanding its program to aid unaccompanied children as they arrive in the United States through the U.S. asylum system following an Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) announcement expanding program eligibility to all minors being reunited with relatives or sponsors. IINE’s [...]

1 11, 2022

IINE Honors Dr. Srikant M. Datar with the Prestigious Golden Door Award

2023-02-13T12:42:08-05:00November 1st, 2022|

BOSTON –November 1, 2022 - The International Institute of New England (IINE) announces Dr. Srikant M. Datar, dean of the Harvard Business School, as the recipient of the 41st Golden Door Award.   The Golden Door Award Gala, which will be held on Monday, May 15, 2023, at the Fairmont Copley Plaza, is IINE's signature [...]

12 10, 2022

What has the Resettlement Community learned from the Afghan Evacuation?

2023-02-13T12:42:04-05:00October 12th, 2022|

By Alexandra Weber, Chief Advancement Officer and Senior Vice President at the International Institute of New England The unanticipated urgent evacuation of 76,000 Afghans following the United States' withdrawal from Afghanistan in August 2021 created the need for a nationwide refugee resettlement response. After years of divestment in the federal refugee resettlement program by [...]

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