Companies know how important refugees and immigrants are to the success of their businesses.
Many companies and their employees are seeking ways to partner with organizations that welcome and support new Americans. The International Institute of New England is one of the oldest and largest social service organizations for immigrants and refugees in the region. We create opportunities for refugees and immigrants to succeed through resettlement, education, career advancement and pathways to citizenship. Each year, we serve more than 3,000 refugee and immigrant clients in Boston and Lowell, Massachusetts, and Manchester, New Hampshire.
Here are some ways that your company can support IINE and create powerful impact on the lives of New England’s refugees and immigrants.
Donate to Support IINE Programs
Many companies in Massachusetts and New Hampshire make generous financial contributions to IINE’s programs, which is the most direct way to create impact. Our programs include:
- Refugee Resettlement
- Specialized Case Management Support, including Family Reunification, Youth Mentorship, and Human Trafficking Victims Assistance
- English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)
- Employment Services
- Job Skills Training
- Certified Nursing Assistant Program (CNA)
- Licensed Nursing Assistant Program (LNA)
- Pre-Construction Certification Program
- Immigration Legal Services
IINE can also work with your organization to customize your program support and impact. Many life sciences and healthcare companies, for example, are eager to contribute to the healthcare navigation work that our case specialists provide to newly arrived families. Other employers support specialized English or skills training classes. We can provide a detailed proposal and follow-up with a report and data on the impact of a corporate gift. For enquiries about customized program support, contact Leilani Olson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Each year, companies across the region organize employee drives to collect gift cards, clothing, and other necessities to help refugees and immigrants in IINE programs. IINE staff works with companies to organize these giving campaigns. For information about corporate in-kind donation drives, contact Leilani Olson at email@example.com.
Sponsor an Event
IINE holds two signature events each year and offers a range of corporate sponsorships. Events give corporate partners an opportunity to introduce their employees to IINE’s work, highlight their public support for refugees and immigrants, and increase their visibility in the community.
The Golden Door Award Gala honors a foreign-born American who has had a profound impact on the region and the country. The next Golden Door Award Gala will take place on June 3, 2022.
Our trained staff work with companies to facilitate opportunities for employees to volunteer in setting up apartments for refugees, tutoring in English classes, coaching immigrants for job interviews, and other critical activities. IINE is happy to work with you to develop an engagement program that works for your organization. Learn about our volunteer opportunities.
Find and hire talent in Massachusetts and New Hampshire
New England’s employers are facing the most acute labor shortage in more than 50 years. IINE staff have more connections in the immigrant community than any other organization in the region. IINE can help place workers in hospitality, healthcare, manufacturing, retail, and other fast-growing industries.
Our employment case specialists meet with employers to learn about their staffing needs and match with the skills and suitability of our clients for various work environments. We work hard to build deep relationships with employer partners. To learn more about finding and hiring talent, contact, Alexandra Weber at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Legal Services for your employees
Many companies hire attorneys to provide H1B and other visas for foreign-born people who come to work for them. IINE offers a range of low-cost, high-quality immigration legal services. IINE provides business, humanitarian, and family immigration legal services. Learn more about IINE immigration legal services.
Questions about how your organization can engage with IINE? Contact Leilani Olson at email@example.com.