22 11, 2022

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

2022-11-22T10:55:13-05:00November 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

2023-01-05T13:28:02-05:00November 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

2022-10-31T16:04:30-04:00November 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?

2022-10-12T10:29:03-04:00October 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 [...]

4 10, 2022

Where We Belong: Welcoming Week at IINE

2022-10-04T16:18:21-04:00October 4th, 2022|

During the month of September, the nation celebrated “Welcoming Week” as part of an initiative by Welcoming America.  “Welcoming Week” is an opportunity to celebrate new neighbors from all over the world and recognize the many ways they make our communities stronger. This year’s theme was centered around “belonging.”   Anca and Igor, two members and [...]

21 09, 2022

International Day of Peace: A message from IINE’s CEO

2022-10-03T13:10:47-04:00September 21st, 2022|

Dear Friends: More than 40 years ago, the United Nations General Assembly declared September 21 as the International Day of Peace, a day in which nations commit to non-violence and cease-fire, and people throughout the world reflect on the steps they can take to create a more peaceful society. At IINE, we're reminded today [...]

30 08, 2022

A year after the fall of Kabul – Zahra’s story

2022-10-03T13:10:59-04:00August 30th, 2022|

On Sunday, August 15, 2021, the Taliban surrounded Afghanistan’s capital, Kabul, and retook control of the battered nation. Skeptical of promises of a peaceful transition of power, thousands fled the country, fearful of persecution for their support of U.S. efforts in their country. 600,000 Afghan nationals fled Afghanistan; 75,000 were evacuated to the United [...]

29 08, 2022

Farewell to IINE’s Friend, Mary Annie Wakim

2022-10-03T13:11:09-04:00August 29th, 2022|

Mary Annie Wakim died peacefully at Belmont House, Toronto, Ontario, on August 12, 2022, she was 102 years old.   After graduating from St. Vincent's Girls High School in Saint John, N.B. in 1938, Mary moved to Boston, MA, where she began a 55-year career in retail sales, her career culminating at the historic Filene's [...]

24 08, 2022

Farewell to a Trusted Board Member and Friend of Refugees, Thomas Lucey

2022-10-03T13:11:17-04:00August 24th, 2022|

The International Institute of New England joins the many friends, family, and colleagues mourning the loss of Thomas Lucey earlier this month. Thomas, who served on the IINE Board of Directors in the late 1990s and early 2000s, passed away peacefully on August 8, 2022, at the age of 78.   Born and raised [...]

2 08, 2022

A closer look: “Resettle Together: Community Sponsorship at IINE”

2022-10-03T13:11:24-04:00August 2nd, 2022|

Over the past several months, IINE has resettled more than 500 Afghan evacuees while simultaneously providing intensive case management and essential services to Haitians displaced by natural disasters and political unrest, children who crossed the U.S. border unaccompanied, and Ukrainians uprooted by war in their homeland. While each of these individuals has their own [...]

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