23 02, 2024

Employee Profile: Meet Jessica Gutierrez, Immigrant Family Support Coordinator

2024-02-23T14:05:40-05:00February 23rd, 2024|

Jessica joined IINE in 2023 as an Immigrant Family Support Coordinator on our Unaccompanied Children's Program (UCP) team. The UCP team helps children, some as young as two years old, who have fled their homes in Central America and crossed the Mexico/U.S. border unaccompanied to seek refuge from violence, poverty, and [...]

17 01, 2024

Employee Profile: Meet Andrew Vontzalides, TVAP Case Specialist

2024-01-17T14:27:52-05:00January 17th, 2024|

Andrew joined IINE in 2023 after working with Venezuelan immigrants as a Fulbright ETA (English Teaching Assistant) in Colombia and past efforts with immigrant and refugee populations as a graduate student in Worcester, Massachusetts. As the TVAP (Trafficking Victim Assistance Program) Case Specialist at our Boston office, Andrew ensures our immigrant [...]

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 [...]

22 08, 2023

Suitcase Stories: How a Cup of Coffee Transports Maryna to Happier Days in Ukraine

2023-08-24T18:35:03-04:00August 22nd, 2023|

Maryna, a Ukrainian refugee, was living in Kyiv with her daughter when Russia invaded the country in 2022. In her recent Suitcase Stories performance she shared the story of her difficult and brave decision to say goodbye to family and friends in Ukraine with no idea when they may be reunited, [...]

7 08, 2023

Employee Profile: Meet Julian D’Andre, Case Specialist

2023-09-21T12:28:12-04:00August 7th, 2023|

Julian D’Andre joined the International Institute of New England earlier this year as a Case Specialist. Driven by a desire to help fellow Ukrainian refugees, Julian spends his days helping our clients to access the resources they need to achieve security in their new home. Julian shared his path to IINE, [...]

24 07, 2023

Suitcase Stories: Mapendo Reflects on Her Family’s Journey From the Democratic Republic of Congo and Starting Over

2023-07-24T15:27:43-04:00July 24th, 2023|

"This is when we knew we had to start life all over." Mapendo Mutingamo, a refugee youth client at IINE, is originally from the Democratic Republic of Congo; however, she and her family have not been there in over a decade. In our blog, she shares her Suitcase Stories performance - [...]

20 07, 2023

Employee Profile: Meet Kubana Alexis, Associate Director, Workforce Initiatives

2023-07-20T16:42:53-04:00July 20th, 2023|

Kubana Alexis joined the International Institute of New England in 2018 as a Skills Training Specialist. Today, he is the Associate Director, Workforce Initiatives, managing and innovating our job skills training programs. Kubana discussed his journey from client to employee at IINE, his advice for prospective IINE employees, and how he [...]

26 05, 2023

Employee Profile: Meet Courtney Good, Talent Acquisition Specialist

2023-07-26T09:58:08-04:00May 26th, 2023|

Since joining us in 2021, Courtney has held multiple roles, including working directly with our refugee and immigrant clients and now, recruiting new staff members as part of our HR team. Courtney shared what first drew her to our organization, what her day to day looks like, and the advice she [...]

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