FACT & FICTION: Debunking myths about immigrants and refugees

2017-10-17T18:10:42+00:00 October 17th, 2017|

August 10, 2017 “It’s a fact: Immigrants make communities safer” The impact of immigration on every part of society is a topic consistently debated both in the news and on social media. As supporters of New Americans, the International Institute of New England (IINE) takes this opportunity to share facts and information that de-bunk [...]

Still Standing with Refugees

2017-10-17T17:52:41+00:00 October 17th, 2017|

FROM THE CEO’S DESK   Since the International Institute of New England (IINE) began hosting the Suitcase Stories series in April 2017, more than 1,000 people have attended a show and had their hearts and minds changed forever. Since the IINE community just wrapped up our final 2017 performance of Suitcase Stories in Boston, I’m taking the [...]

Live Storytelling Performance Honors the Contributions of Refugees and Immigrants Throughout New England

2017-09-14T20:04:11+00:00 September 14th, 2017|

August 21, 2017 – (Manchester, New Hampshire) On Thursday, September 21, more than 800 people will fill the Palace Theatre in Manchester, New Hampshire for a special public performance of Suitcase Stories LIVE! The event, beginning at 7:00PM, is co-sponsored by the International Institute of New England (IINE), Inti Academy, and MassMouth and features six [...]

Finding a New Home in New England

2017-09-14T20:09:00+00:00 September 14th, 2017|

A Congolese family resettled by the International Institute of New England puts tragedy behind them to rebuild their lives in Lowell Rose Mukundi Muswumba is a not just a fighter, she is a warrior. A widowed mother of ten, Rose struggled to raise and provide for her children on her own after her husband [...]

IINE Education Program Instructor Irina Lopukhina honored with Easterseals 2017 Communication Connection Award

2017-09-14T20:20:25+00:00 September 14th, 2017|

  IINE’s partnership with Easterseals New Hampshire prepares immigrants and refugees to be residential instructors Easterseals New Hampshire recently honored IINE-Manchester Education Program Instructor Irina Lopukhina with the 2017 Communication Connection Award. Each year, Easterseals serves 1.4 million children and adults in the United States with disabilities.   Under Irina’s leadership, IINE [...]

Board of Directors Highlight

2017-09-14T20:22:16+00:00 September 14th, 2017|

Zoltan Csimma, Board Chair Zoltan Csimma is the new chair of the IINE Board of Directors. A member of the board since 2003, his personal experience and professional background make him exceptionally well-suited to lead IINE. As a former refugee, Mr. Csimma personally identifies with the International Institute’s mission to provide refugees with a [...]

Ladies Who Bring Lunch

2017-09-14T20:23:51+00:00 September 14th, 2017|

Meals and Conversation: Building Bridges One Meal at a Time Around the International Institute of New England, Meg Glazer is known as the leader of the “Ladies Who Bring Lunch.” Since April, a group of eight to 10 women has volunteered their time once a month at Meg’s home to prepare and deliver culturally [...]

On World Refugee Day, We Stand #WithRefugees

2017-07-25T21:35:39+00:00 June 25th, 2017|

By Jillian Woodgate, IINE Marketing and Communications Intern   What is World Refugee Day? On June 20th, World Refugee Day was recognized in different ways across the globe. Initially established in 2000 by the United Nations, World Refugee Day aims to commemorate the strength, courage, and perseverance of millions of refugees worldwide. It also exists [...]