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29 06, 2021

Senator Elizabeth Warren visits IINE in Lowell

2022-02-24T17:11:03-05:00June 29th, 2021|

U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren visited the Lowell Community Health Center (Lowell CHC) today. She met with the Lowell CHC leadership, toured the Mill City Grows mobile market, and visited IINE’s new offices on the second floor of the Health Center. Senator Warren participated in a roundtable discussion with Lowell CHC staff [...]

6 04, 2020

A grateful update from IINE

2022-02-24T17:20:59-05:00April 6th, 2020|

In these challenging times it is remarkable to me how communities across the country are coming together. People are taking social distancing seriously, school districts are doing their best to provide remote learning, companies are manufacturing ventilators and other equipment as quickly as they can, neighbors are checking in on one another, [...]

3 04, 2020

Suitcase Stories expanding to include online and interactive resources 

2020-04-21T19:37:57-04:00April 3rd, 2020|

By Sarra Briki  Intern, Marketing & Community Relations    Serving refugees and immigrants for more than 100 years, IINE's mission is built on community and resilience. With the rising challenges that COVID-19 imposes on all of us, we feel even more committed to keeping our community tightly connected and strengthening our sense of togetherness in [...]

26 03, 2020

Everyone Has A Suitcase Story

2020-04-21T19:37:59-04:00March 26th, 2020|

By Cheryl Hamilton, Suitcase Stories Director “I am not sure I have a story.” This is often the response when I speak with someone about participating in Suitcase Stories®, a signature program of the International Institute of New England. Suitcase Stories is how we explore storytelling through the lens of migration. We believe that [...]

14 03, 2020

IINE’s COVID-19 plan, and the need for community

2020-04-21T19:38:00-04:00March 14th, 2020|

Dear Friends: Our highest priority is the health, safety, and well-being of our clients and community. In response to the COVID-19 public health crisis, effective today, the International Institute of New England suspended most on-site services and moved to remote work plans for most staff. The plan applies to all three of our offices [...]

16 09, 2019

The Third Narrative about Immigrants: Why We Need Them As Much As They Need Us

2022-02-24T17:27:18-05:00September 16th, 2019|

“Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, the wretched refuse of your teeming shore.” For some, the words of poet Emma Lazarus, which have adorned the Statue of Liberty for over 100 years, are a call to help those who are suffering. For others, like Ken Cuccinelli, the [...]

8 09, 2019

From a Desperate Situation to a Stable Family Environment: The Family Reunification Program

2022-02-24T17:28:21-05:00September 8th, 2019|

By Kaila Thomas, IINE intern Since 2011, the International Institute of New England has helped unaccompanied minor children by providing the support and resources they need to reunify with loved ones in the United States. Sometimes migrant families travel to the U.S. border together, but very often children travel alone and cross the U.S. [...]

4 09, 2019

A “happily ever after” for one international couple

2020-04-21T19:38:12-04:00September 4th, 2019|

By Mariah Dennis, volunteer and contributing writer It was love at first click for Andrea and Kurt, when they met online in 2014. But, there was one problem with this twenty-first century love story: Andrea lived in Peru, and Kurt lived in Boston. They spent the next two years chatting online before finally meeting [...]

26 08, 2019

“Nothing is ever easy until you have done it.” Lessons from the Hospitality Training Program in Boston

2020-04-21T19:38:13-04:00August 26th, 2019|

Graduation Speech by Leonardo Fermin, Hospitality Training Program Hello everyone, thank you for being here today. My name is Leonardo Fermin. I am originally from Venezuela and I would like to start by telling you a little bit about myself. Being in Venezuela, I had the opportunity to complete high school and continue on [...]

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