26 05, 2023

IINE Hosts 41st Annual Golden Door Award Gala, Honoring Srikant M. Datar

2023-06-01T16:59:43-04:00May 26th, 2023|

It was a night to remember! On Monday, May 15, over 450 of our community members and supporters gathered at the Fairmont Copley Plaza for our 41st annual Golden Door Award Gala. The Golden Door Award is presented each year to an immigrant who has made outstanding contributions to American society. The Award [...]

19 05, 2023

Employee Profile: Meet Courtney Good, Talent Acquisition Specialist

2023-06-02T12:16:09-04:00May 19th, 2023|

Courtney Good joined the International Institute of New England in 2021. Since then, she has held multiple roles, including working directly with our refugee and immigrant clients and now, recruiting new staff members as part of our human resources team. Courtney shared what first drew her to IINE, what her day [...]

12 05, 2023

Volunteer Spotlight: Karen Montague on Creating Community for Afghan Women in New Hampshire

2023-05-12T09:39:12-04:00May 12th, 2023|

In our Volunteer Spotlight series, we catch up with cherished IINE volunteers to hear more about their passion and experiences (read our first installment with Resettle Together volunteer Tom Barrington here). Our latest installment features Karen Montague, who has been volunteering with Afghan women and their families in Manchester, NH for [...]

11 05, 2023

Is This America? Biden’s New Asylum Rule Closes the Door on Desperate Families as Title 42 Expires

2023-05-12T09:01:54-04:00May 11th, 2023|

The International Institute of New England stands in opposition to the Biden administration’s announcement of a new asylum rule, which will limit life-saving opportunities for those seeking peace in the United States. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) have finalized a rule that will significantly limit the ability [...]

21 04, 2023

Volunteer Spotlight: Tom Barrington Reflects on Sponsoring an Afghan Family of Nine

2023-04-21T12:29:07-04:00April 21st, 2023|

In honor of National Volunteer Week, we recently caught up with a number of our cherished IINE volunteers to hear more about their passion and experiences. First up: Tom Barrington, the leader of a Resettle Together community sponsor group. Resettle Together is a collaborative effort between carefully selected groups of volunteers [...]

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

2023-03-23T11:46:43-04:00March 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 [...]

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