9 01, 2024

Finding Hope at Gucci: Anastasiia Kadzevych’s Story

2024-01-10T11:48:29-05:00January 9th, 2024|

Anastasiia didn’t want to leave her home of Odesa, Ukraine, but as the invasion intensified, she found she had no choice. Arriving in Boston in the summer of 2023 with her husband, Anastasiia turned to the International Institute of New England for basic services and employment support. IINE's Employment Team helped her [...]

12 12, 2023

Threatened in Cuba, Welcomed in Boston: Diana and Randy’s Story

2023-12-12T16:08:59-05:00December 12th, 2023|

A Life Interrupted One year ago, Diana and Randy were living in their home country of Cuba and pursuing careers in medicine. Diana was in her fourth year of medical school, and Randy had begun his residency to prepare for work as an OBGYN.   When she could, Diana visited her mother [...]

29 11, 2023

Newton High Schooler Suraj Chaudhry Donates Winter Coats and Warm Words

2023-12-07T11:53:22-05:00November 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 [...]

17 10, 2023

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

2023-12-12T11:04:40-05:00October 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 [...]

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 [...]

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