29 11, 2023

Newton High Schooler Suraj Chaudhry Donates Winter Coats and Warm Words

2023-12-04T11:37:05-05:00November 29th, 2023|

Dear Ahmed, Zuhra, and Meetra,     Welcome to Boston! My name is Suraj Chaudhry. I am a 16-year-old at Newton South High School about to start 11th grade…Let me tell you something about Boston. This is a very nice and friendly city. There are people from all over the world [...]

21 11, 2023

Home-Sewn Start-Up: A Former Afghan Refugee Brings Traditional Clothing to Lowell

2023-11-21T11:31:03-05:00November 21st, 2023|

Farida Niazi, a former refugee from Afghanistan who has made Lowell, Massachusetts her home since 2019, says that she loves the freedom she feels here.  “In the United States, religion is different, and everyone is different, but nobody told me about my hijab, or anything. Here the good thing is what [...]

17 11, 2023

Donors Share Why They Give

2023-11-29T11:48:42-05:00November 17th, 2023|

Dedicated donors make the International Institute of New England's work supporting thousands of refugee and immigrant families possible. Hear from donors about their personal connections to IINE and the reasons they are compelled to support our mission. Wade Rubinstein Leadership Council Member "It was at a Suitcase [...]

24 10, 2023

Explainer: The U.S. Refugee Resettlement Program

2023-10-25T13:00:46-04:00October 24th, 2023|

According to the UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, by the end of 2022 there were nearly 35.5 million refugees in the world – a number that, devastatingly, continues to grow rapidly due to conflicts and violence, natural disasters, famine, and persecution. These individuals have no choice but to leave their homes [...]

17 10, 2023

Brockton Public Library Makes Space for “Priceless” Services to its Haitian Community

2023-10-18T09:58:05-04:00October 17th, 2023|

Twice a month, 200 or more recent immigrants from Haiti are eager to get to Brockton Public Library. It’s time to see Sabyne Denaud and her team from the International Institute of New England. These new community members have escaped life-threatening conditions in their home country and often endured dangerous journeys [...]

3 10, 2023

Cyclists Raise Awareness and Funds at Annual Ride for Refugees and Immigrants

2023-10-10T12:49:51-04:00October 3rd, 2023|

On September 24th, International Institute of New England Board members, volunteers, staff, friends, and local community members suited up and hopped on their bikes to participate in IINE’s 5th annual Ride for Refugees and Immigrants.  Created by IINE Board member Will Krause, The Ride brings together both seasoned cyclists and casual riders [...]

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 [...]

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