28 05, 2017

What is IINE and what does it do?

2020-01-03T13:37:58-05:00May 28th, 2017|

Founded in 1918, the International Institute of New England (IINE) is one of the region’s oldest and largest non-profit social service organizations serving new Americans. We create opportunities for refugees and immigrants to succeed through resettlement, education, career advancement and pathways to citizenship.  In 2019, more than 2,500 immigrants and refugees took part in [...]

28 05, 2017

What makes IINE different?

2020-01-06T12:59:14-05:00May 28th, 2017|

The International Institute is a leader in the creation of programs and services for new Americans. Our expertise comes from more than 100 years of welcoming immigrants from every region of the world and more than 40 years of resettling refugees in New England. IINE is one of the few immigrant service providers in [...]

28 05, 2017

Why should New England welcome refugees and immigrants?

2019-04-03T15:24:47-04:00May 28th, 2017|

There are compelling humanitarian, civic, and economic reasons for welcoming refugees and immigrants to New England. Our region’s modest population growth, which is critical to the expansion of our economy, depends almost entirely on immigration. Approximately 28% of Boston’s population is foreign-born, and both New Hampshire and Massachusetts are in desperate need of people [...]

28 05, 2017

How does IINE help refugees and immigrants?

2020-01-03T13:58:19-05:00May 28th, 2017|

Through IINE, immigrants and refugees can learn English, access life and work skills coaching, enroll in healthcare, secure jobs, reunite with their families, and gain legal assistance. Each year across our three sites in Boston and Lowell, Massachusetts, and Manchester, New Hampshire, we help hundreds of refugee and immigrant families integrate into their communities [...]

28 05, 2017

Who does IINE serve?

2020-01-03T14:00:03-05:00May 28th, 2017|

We serve Refugees, Asylees, Victims of Human Trafficking, Cuban and Haitian entrants, Special Interest Visa holders, Central American children and families, and other immigrants in various statuses. Below is a definition of each category and the number of clients served by IINE in Fiscal Year 2019: Refugees– IINE resettled 246 refugees in Fiscal Year [...]

28 05, 2017

Can you tell me more about IINE’s history?

2020-01-03T14:01:09-05:00May 28th, 2017|

The International Institute of New England began in Lowell in 1918, and an office opened in Boston in 1924. A group in Manchester, New Hampshire started resettling refugees in the late 1970s, and in 1994, the three sites consolidated into a formal organization, which today is called the International Institute of New England. IINE’s [...]

28 05, 2017

What are some of IINE’s most significant accomplishments in the past year?

2020-01-03T14:04:09-05:00May 28th, 2017|

In 2019, the International Institute of New England served 2,519 refugees and immigrants, a 39% increase over last year.  Our newly launched legal services program provided life-changing assistance to 624 people in 2019, and we saw an increase in the number of refugees we resettled.  We expanded services to the Metro North region of [...]

28 05, 2017

How is IINE funded?

2020-01-03T14:06:49-05:00May 28th, 2017|

The International Institute of New England derives 48% of its funding from public sources and 52% from private sources, including fundraising and modest fees charged for some education and training programming as well as legal services. IINE offers interpretation and translation services through Pinpoint Translation Services, and revenue from this program supports our work. [...]

28 05, 2017

How do the three sites – Boston, Lowell, and Manchester – interact with one another?

2017-08-09T16:02:16-04:00May 28th, 2017|

IINE’s central office located in Boston provides the three IINE field offices – Boston, Lowell, and Manchester, NH – with operational and administrative support including financial management, fundraising, contract execution and management, payroll, billing, accounts payable, general accounting, financial reporting, acquisitions requests, human resources management, program assistance and quality control. The structure allows field office [...]

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