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1910-1924: Redefining Americanism

2024-02-28T11:52:12-05:00January 31st, 2024|

1910-1924: Redefining Americanism "100 Years of Welcome: Commemorating IINE's Boston Centennial" Series: Installment #1   The International Institute of New England is thrilled to share the first installment of our new series, “100 Years of Welcome: Commemorating IINE’s Boston Centennial.” The series will begin in 1910 and guide us to [...]

Crafting A Warm Welcome: A Volunteer’s Homemade Blankets Help Refugees Through the Cold

2024-01-26T12:51:29-05:00January 26th, 2024|

During the harsh chill of their first New England winter, several of IINE’s refugee clients are finding warmth in beautiful, hand-crafted blankets from longtime community volunteer Lydia Walshin.   Each time Lydia donates one of the colorful “Welcome Blankets” she has crocheted, she attaches a card with a message of welcome that [...]

Employee Profile: Meet Andrew Vontzalides, TVAP Case Specialist

2024-01-17T14:27:52-05:00January 17th, 2024|

Andrew joined IINE in 2023 after working with Venezuelan immigrants as a Fulbright ETA (English Teaching Assistant) in Colombia and past efforts with immigrant and refugee populations as a graduate student in Worcester, Massachusetts. As the TVAP (Trafficking Victim Assistance Program) Case Specialist at our Boston office, Andrew ensures our immigrant [...]

Finding Hope at Gucci: Anastasiia Kadzevych’s Story

2024-01-10T11:48:29-05:00January 9th, 2024|

Anastasiia didn’t want to leave her home of Odesa, Ukraine, but as the invasion intensified, she found she had no choice. Arriving in Boston in the summer of 2023 with her husband, Anastasiia turned to the International Institute of New England for basic services and employment support. IINE's Employment Team helped her [...]

From the Desk of the CEO: Equity, Community, and Resilience: Our New Year’s Resolutions

2023-12-21T10:13:36-05:00December 21st, 2023|

By Jeff Thielman, President and CEO at the International Institute of New England As we enter the year ahead, I am filled with energy and hope thanks to the incredible way the IINE community rose to the challenges of 2023.   With unwavering support, you stood with Ukrainians fleeing the sudden invasion [...]

The Two Most Important and Lasting Ways You Can Help Refugees and Immigrants (Hint: They aren’t what you think!)

2023-12-15T15:01:55-05:00December 15th, 2023|

By Alexandra Weber, Senior Vice President and Chief Advancement Officer at the International Institute of New England At IINE, we are so fortunate to be surrounded by a community of passionate supporters who want to make a difference in the lives of refugees and immigrants. Our volunteers, in particular, play a [...]

Italian-Born Executive Dr. Giovanni Caforio Receives the International Institute of New England’s Prestigious Golden Door Award

2023-12-07T09:11:15-05:00December 7th, 2023|

Dr. Caforio is recognized for his contributions to the healthcare industry in the U.S. BOSTON – December 6, 2023 - The International Institute of New England (IINE) announced Dr. Giovanni Caforio, Executive Chairman of the Board and former CEO of Bristol Myers Squibb, as the recipient of the 42nd Golden Door [...]

Newton High Schooler Suraj Chaudhry Donates Winter Coats and Warm Words

2023-12-07T11:53:22-05:00November 29th, 2023|

Dear Ahmed, Zuhra, and Meetra,     Welcome to Boston! My name is Suraj Chaudhry. I am a 16-year-old at Newton South High School about to start 11th grade…Let me tell you something about Boston. This is a very nice and friendly city. There are people from all over the world [...]

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