29 11, 2023

Newton High Schooler Suraj Chaudhry Donates Winter Coats and Warm Words

2023-12-04T11:37:05-05:00November 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 [...]

28 06, 2023

Volunteer Spotlight: Phoebe Park Finds a Connection That Transcends Language Barriers

2023-06-28T14:22:30-04:00June 28th, 2023|

In our Volunteer Spotlight series, we catch up with cherished IINE volunteers to hear more about their passion and experiences. Our latest edition features Phoebe Park, a recent college graduate who has been tutoring the children of a refugee family in Boston. Phoebe shared how her academic interests and personal background led [...]

10 06, 2023

Pride Month: Celebrating LGBTQIA+ Refugees and Immigrants in the Media

2023-06-28T14:50:07-04:00June 10th, 2023|

June is Pride Month in the United States, a time to celebrate and affirm the impact of the LGBTQIA+ community on our society. As we honor Pride, the country and many parts of the world experience a disconcerting wave of discrimination against this community. Here at IINE, among our clients are [...]

12 05, 2023

Volunteer Spotlight: Karen Montague on Creating Community for Afghan Women in New Hampshire

2023-05-12T09:39:12-04:00May 12th, 2023|

In our Volunteer Spotlight series, we catch up with cherished IINE volunteers to hear more about their passion and experiences (read our first installment with Resettle Together volunteer Tom Barrington here). Our latest installment features Karen Montague, who has been volunteering with Afghan women and their families in Manchester, NH for [...]

21 04, 2023

Volunteer Spotlight: Tom Barrington Reflects on Sponsoring an Afghan Family of Nine

2023-04-21T12:29:07-04:00April 21st, 2023|

In honor of National Volunteer Week, we recently caught up with a number of our cherished IINE volunteers to hear more about their passion and experiences. First up: Tom Barrington, the leader of a Resettle Together community sponsor group. Resettle Together is a collaborative effort between carefully selected groups of volunteers [...]

4 09, 2019

Raising up immigrant stories through photographs: Meet Becky

2020-04-21T19:38:11-04:00September 4th, 2019|

Inspired by a desire to make world cultures more accessible to New Hampshirites, photographer Becky Field has made it her life's work to capture, celebrate, and raise up images of cultural diversity in the Granite State. While highlighting cultural differences, her work illustrates the human themes of family, faith, work, and community that are [...]

30 05, 2019

Intellia Therapeutics organizes volunteers to support education and child reunification in Massachusetts

2022-03-07T17:21:50-05:00May 30th, 2019|

In May, 20 volunteers from Cambridge-based Biotech firm Intellia Therapeutics  visited IINE offices to tackle an office-wide spring cleaning and provide behind-the-scenes support to refugees, immigrants, and unaccompanied immigrant minors. Intellia’s team started with lunch and an info-session to learn about refugee affairs and the needs of local organizations.  After pizza and discussion, [...]

11 04, 2019

Discovering Diversity, Experiencing New Cultures …Down the Street in Manchester, NH

2022-03-07T17:27:13-05:00April 11th, 2019|

For many years, Kerry lived in a diverse New York City neighborhood surrounded by people from different cultural backgrounds. So when she moved to Manchester, NH, she wasn’t used to being in a relatively small and more homogenous town. Kerry first heard about IINE when she attended a live performance of Suitcase Stories®, a [...]

22 02, 2019

Ten Minutes from Home, A World Away

2022-03-10T09:10:19-05:00February 22nd, 2019|

When Jordan, a senior at Saint Anselm College in Manchester, NH, signed up for a “Winter Break Community Service” trip through the college’s Campus Ministry office, she said she was surprised to learn her service assignment was not in a far-flung region of the country. It wasn’t even in a different state. Her placement [...]

29 05, 2017

Fostering Friendships over Food

2022-03-11T11:38:37-05:00May 29th, 2017|

IINE-Lowell and local community groups unite residents and newcomers at shared dinners. On Jan. 24, 2017, Lowell community members and three newly- arrived Congolese families gathered for a meal at IINE-Lowell’s site office. The potluck meal was hosted by the local Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Khalil Abdo’s smile disguises the difficult [...]

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