26 05, 2020

Persistence pays off for Hospitality Training Program graduate

2020-06-01T14:30:42+00:00May 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 [...]

11 05, 2020

Advocating for eligible immigrants who are one step away from Citizenship

2020-05-11T21:01:02+00:00May 11th, 2020|

As an organization that has welcomed immigrants to the U.S. since 1918, the International Institute of New England has been on the front lines of immigration policy and advocacy for more than a century.  In recent days, we have contacted federal legislators from Massachusetts and New Hampshire to call attention to policies recently enacted [...]

23 04, 2020

Some important takeaways for the IINE community with regard to President Trump’s Proclamation

2020-04-23T21:26:48+00:00April 23rd, 2020|

The president’s Proclamation on April 22 has created confusion and concern among our immigrant and refugee community. Managing Attorney Chiara St. Pierre has prepared a quick analysis to help IINE staff and clients determine the immediate impact – if any -  this action will have on them. 1) Effective Date:  The proclamation is effective  [...]

21 04, 2020

On Patriot’s Day, we’re serving the newest Americans

2020-04-21T19:37:54+00:00April 21st, 2020|

Happy Patriot’s Day. What better way to celebrate than to support our newest American neighbors? As you know, IINE is a direct response human services organization that, during normal times, ensures new Americans have food to eat, a roof over their heads, diapers for their babies, and toys and school supplies for their older [...]

17 04, 2020

National Volunteer Appreciation Week at IINE

2020-04-21T19:37:55+00:00April 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 [...]

15 04, 2020

IINE works from home

2020-04-21T19:37:56+00:00April 15th, 2020|

Since March 12, 2020, the vast majority of IINE employees are working remotely to keep safe and practice social distancing. For an organization that thrives on personal connection, face-to-face service delivery, and group interaction, it was an adjustment for us to move our operations online. It wasn’t long, though, before we found that [...]

6 04, 2020

A grateful update from IINE

2020-04-21T19:37:57+00:00April 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, [...]

14 03, 2020

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

2020-04-21T19:38:00+00:00March 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 [...]

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