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Become a corporate sponsor

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 arrivals to our communities.

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 10,000 refugee and immigrant clients in Boston and Lowell, Massachusetts, and Manchester, New Hampshire.
IINE Corporate Sponsorships

Here are some ways that your company can support IINE and positively impact the lives of New England’s refugees and immigrants:

Donate to Support IINE Programs
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

Immigration Legal Services

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Customize Your Impact

IINE can work with your organization to customize your program support. 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 inquiries about customized program support, contact Leilani Olson at lolson@iine.org.

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Donate Goods

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 lolson@iine.org.

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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.

  • Golden Door Award Gala
    The Golden Door Award Gala honors an individual born outside the U.S. who has had a profound impact on the region and the country.
  • International Women’s Day
    IINE has celebrated International Women’s Day each year since the early 2000s. Past honorees include: Rep. Nikki Tsongas, Victoria Reggie Kennedy, Ambassador Swanee Hunt, Dr. Charlotte Yeh, Colette Phillips, Christina Qi, and U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen.
  • The Ride
    The Ride for Refugees and Immigrants will raise critical funds for the International Institute of New England (IINE). The Ride began in 2020 with a small group of friends committed to having fun and raising money for IINE. Each year, riders will cover the route between Kickstand Cafe in Arlington, Massachusetts to IINE’s Lowell office and back, along the Minuteman Bike Path and the streets of Lowell and Boston.

For more information about corporate event sponsorship, visit our event page or contact Leilani Olson at lolson@iine.org.

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Volunteer

Our trained staff work with companies to facilitate opportunities for employees to volunteer in setting up apartments for refugees, tutoring students 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.

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Find and Hire New Talent

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 in Massachusetts and New Hampshire.

Our employment case specialists meet with employers to learn about their staffing needs and match them 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 one of our Career Services Managers:

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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 business, humanitarian, and family immigration legal services. Learn more about IINE immigration legal services.