27 04, 2022

Job skills training at IINE: Building new careers with MNPAP

2022-04-27T11:40:55-04:00April 27th, 2022|

Job skills training programs at IINE are designed to empower newly arrived refugees to achieve independence and stability, and to help currently employed immigrants move into higher-paying careers. IINE’s goal is to remove as many barriers in their way as possible, and to provide both the tools and the guidance needed for success. A quick [...]

9 12, 2021

Refugee Agencies Praise MA Legislature for Approving $12 Million in Aid for Over a Thousand Afghan Arrivals

2022-04-05T15:55:55-04:00December 9th, 2021|

BOSTON, MA: Mass. Refugee Resettlement Agencies, the nonprofits tasked by the federal government with welcoming and resettling hundreds of Afghan immigrants, praised the MA legislature for including $12 Million to support Afghan arrivals in the final spending bill sent to Governor Baker’s desk on Friday. “We are incredibly grateful for our legislative champions, Speaker [...]

25 10, 2021

Welcoming our first Afghan evacuee family to Greater Boston

2022-02-24T17:08:07-05:00October 25th, 2021|

On October 13th, the International Institute of New England (IINE) welcomed our first Afghan evacuee clients at Logan Airport in Boston. Abdulmuqsad Waziri, his wife Robina, and their four small children were greeted by IINE staff and accompanied to a secured and furnished apartment in Cambridge, which was made available thanks to [...]

12 11, 2020

The difference between two Mondays

2022-02-24T17:13:25-05:00November 12th, 2020|

After a momentous weekend, our staff returned to work—either virtually or in person—yesterday. Here’s what their Monday looked like: In Boston, a member of the Employment team helped an immigrant client file an application for unemployment. They had been working at a nearby hotel for a number of years before being furloughed and eventually [...]

20 08, 2020

Congratulations to our graduating class: Healthcare & Hospitality Training Program

2022-02-24T17:14:07-05:00August 20th, 2020|

The International Institute of New England’s Healthcare & Hospitality Training Program (HHTP) is a nine-week course designed to prepare immigrants for jobs in the hospitality and healthcare industries, and to equip them with the necessary skills to launch their careers. IINE has offered skills-training programs in-person and on-site at our office in Boston for [...]

14 08, 2020

Welcome to America. You are now in lockdown. – IINE resettles refugee family

2022-02-24T17:14:54-05:00August 14th, 2020|

This message comes from Rahmatullah Aka, IINE’s Community Services Manager in Boston. He shared this story as part of our All Together campaign, made possible by a generous $15k match offer from a family foundation and friend of IINE. This month, they will match every donation, dollar-for-dollar, up to $15,000 $30,000. You can help [...]

26 05, 2020

Persistence pays off for Hospitality Training Program graduate

2022-02-24T17:18:09-05:00May 26th, 2020|

When Adolfo Gomes first arrived in the U.S., he spoke little English and worked entry-level jobs in restaurant kitchens. Anyone who has met him will tell you that being in the back of the house isn’t the natural place for Adolfo’s outgoing personality, nor the best use of his degree in advertising from a [...]

27 04, 2020

Ms. Emily Hood, In Memoriam

2022-02-24T17:18:59-05:00April 27th, 2020|

IINE recently learned of the death of a longtime supporter, Ms. Emily Hood. She served as a member of the board of directors of the International Institute of Boston in the 1980s and early 1990s. A resident of the Boston area, Ms. Hood had a long career as a professional office administrator. By [...]

21 04, 2020

Commonwealth Corps selects IINE to host two service positions

2022-02-24T17:19:30-05:00April 21st, 2020|

The International Institute of New England has been selected by the Commonwealth Corps to host two service positions that will support English for Speakers of Other Languages and Skills Training programs in IINE’s Boston office. The members will serve as Commonwealth Corps Career Readiness Specialists to ensure immigrants and refugees facing under- and unemployment [...]

17 04, 2020

National Volunteer Appreciation Week at IINE

2022-02-24T17:20:16-05:00April 17th, 2020|

Each year, the International Institute serves thousands of refugee, asylee, and immigrant families through our many supportive services. Nearly every IINE program depends on volunteers to deliver the quality support our students and clients deserve. IINE staff often remark that “we couldn’t do it” without the amazing corps of dedicated volunteers. IINE volunteers [...]

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