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2 Years After the Afghan Evacuation, Afghans Deserve Permission to Stay in Their New Home

August 15th, 2023|

By Alexandra Weber, Chief Advancement Officer and Senior Vice President Two years ago, on Sunday, August 15, 2021, the Taliban took control of Afghanistan’s capital, Kabul. More than 76,000 Afghans were evacuated to the U.S. Families arrived exhausted, fearful, and unsure [...]

Suitcase Stories: Mapendo Reflects on Her Family’s Journey From the Democratic Republic of Congo and Starting Over

July 24th, 2023|

"This is when we knew we had to start life all over." Mapendo Mutingamo, a refugee youth client at IINE, is originally from the Democratic Republic of Congo; however, she and her family have not been there in over a decade. [...]

Employee Profile: Meet Kubana Alexis, Associate Director, Workforce Initiatives

July 20th, 2023|

Kubana Alexis joined the International Institute of New England in 2018 as a Skills Training Specialist. Today, he is the Associate Director, Workforce Initiatives, managing and innovating our job skills training programs. Kubana discussed his journey from client to employee at [...]

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

June 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. [...]

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