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22 05, 2019

A message from the President & CEO: Here’s why we should fight the Trump Administration’s proposed policy

2019-05-22T15:09:33+00:00May 22nd, 2019|

My colleagues sometimes refer to me as “Professor” Thielman because I require facts, data and a strategy debate before we adopt a policy at IINE. I take their ribbing, but I’m confident a fact-based approach to strategy is standard operating procedure for most organizations. Unfortunately, rigorous policy research isn’t the norm in the current [...]

19 05, 2019

IINE celebrates 100 years of service with 100 honorees

2019-05-21T15:49:07+00:00May 19th, 2019|

More than 600 people gathered at the Lowell Memorial Auditorium on Wednesday, May 1 to mark the centennial of the International Institute of New England (IINE) and to recognize the enduring legacy of immigrants and refugees in the Lowell community.  IINE is one of the oldest and largest refugee resettlement and immigrant services [...]

15 03, 2019

Congratulations to our first graduating class: Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)

2019-03-15T17:53:49+00:00March 15th, 2019|

There was a standing ovation and some tears of joy this week as seven immigrant women became the first graduating class of IINE’s newest Skills Training Course. The  Creating New Avenues for Success (“CNA for Success “) program is a specialized workforce development course designed for immigrants seeking careers in the Certified Nursing Assistant [...]

14 12, 2018

IINE seeking public help in identifying 100 influential Lowellians

2019-02-04T22:09:18+00:00December 14th, 2018|

LOWELL - To mark 100 years of serving newcomers to Lowell, the International Institute of New England (IINE) will honor 100 Lowellians who have influenced, led, and been part of Lowell’s vibrant immigrant community. “Since our founding in 1918, the people of Lowell have been our partners in resettling, educating, and welcoming newcomers to [...]

3 12, 2018

A million reasons to celebrate: Golden Door Award Gala

2019-02-04T22:09:25+00:00December 3rd, 2018|

Thank you for being part of an historic night. IINE's 37th Golden Door Award Gala honoring Dr. Rafael Reif, the president of MIT, was a success because of you. Nearly 700 people from all across the globe gathered Thursday evening in the ballroom at the InterContinental Hotel to celebrate the leadership of Dr. Reif and [...]

31 07, 2018

Skills Training Program Specialist
Lowell, MA

2018-10-25T16:44:32+00:00July 31st, 2018|

The International Institute of New England, a nongovernmental, not-for-profit, New England-based organization dedicated to addressing the needs and rights of refugees and immigrants, is seeking  a Skills Training Program Specialist at its Lowell office. A dynamic, forward-looking, smart and rapidly growing non-profit organization, we seek well-qualified, solutions-focused candidates who are experts in their respective fields. Candidates [...]

9 07, 2018

Recent Program Highlights

2018-10-25T16:44:33+00:00July 9th, 2018|

All three sites hosted public events to honor World Refugee Day on June 20. Photos from the four events that day are posted on the IINE Facebook page. Thank you for making this year's World Refugee Day a memorable occasion for our clients, volunteers, and supporters. BOSTON - In April volunteers from Life [...]

11 06, 2018

Employee Highlight: Yusuf Abdi

2018-10-25T16:44:37+00:00June 11th, 2018|

My father was a Somali army general, a political science professor at Somali National University, and a civil rights advocate. My mom was a businesswoman who owned beauty salons in the capital city of Mogadishu. I grew up during the Somali Civil War, and witnessed the period from December 1991 to March 1992, when [...]