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Intellia Therapeutics organizes volunteers to support education and child reunification in Massachusetts

2019-06-17T19:11:16+00:00May 30th, 2019|

In May, 20 volunteers from Cambridge-based Biotech firm Intellia Therapeutics  visited IINE offices to tackle an office-wide spring cleaning and provide behind-the-scenes support to refugees, immigrants, and unaccompanied immigrant minors. Intellia’s team started with lunch and an info-session to learn about refugee affairs and the needs of local organizations.  After pizza and discussion, [...]

IINE’s Legal Services bring newcomers to the next step in their immigration journey

2019-05-30T23:32:45+00:00May 30th, 2019|

For many people who need help with their immigration paperwork and applications, attorney fees are often the most expensive part of the process. In order to provide affordable and reliable legal help, the International Institute recently relaunched a Legal Immigration Forms Service (LIFS), available to all, that provides high quality legal assistance at a [...]

At the IINE centennial, Enterprise Bank went beyond the typical event sponsorship

2019-05-31T17:30:27+00:00May 30th, 2019|

Sophy Theam during her speech When IINE celebrated its historic 100-year anniversary in Lowell earlier this year, one of the event’s top sponsors, Enterprise Bank, decided that a donation alone wasn’t enough. The series of events that led to Enterprise Bank becoming more than a fiscal sponsor of the celebration began [...]

A message from the President & CEO: Here’s why we should fight the Trump Administration’s proposed policy

2019-05-22T15:09:33+00:00May 22nd, 2019|

My colleagues sometimes refer to me as “Professor” Thielman because I require facts, data and a strategy debate before we adopt a policy at IINE. I take their ribbing, but I’m confident a fact-based approach to strategy is standard operating procedure for most organizations. Unfortunately, rigorous policy research isn’t the norm in the current [...]

The Thein Family

2019-07-22T12:21:43+00:00May 21st, 2019|

The Thein family’s journey from Myanmar to the United States was triggered by the all-too-familiar circumstances of loss, risk, and uncertainty that plague every refugee family. Yet, from the moment they landed in Lowell in the spring of 2016, Nai Win Thein, Mi Thein Si and their three children quickly became known among [...]

IINE celebrates 100 years of service with 100 honorees

2019-07-22T12:31:08+00:00May 19th, 2019|

More than 600 people gathered at the Lowell Memorial Auditorium on Wednesday, May 1 to mark the centennial of the International Institute of New England (IINE) and to recognize the enduring legacy of immigrants and refugees in the Lowell community.  IINE is one of the oldest and largest refugee resettlement and immigrant services [...]

Discovering Diversity, Experiencing New Cultures …Down the Street in Manchester, NH

2019-04-11T15:08:17+00:00April 11th, 2019|

For many years, Kerry lived in a diverse New York City neighborhood surrounded by people from different cultural backgrounds. So when she moved to Manchester, NH, she wasn’t used to being in a relatively small and more homogenous town. Kerry first heard about IINE when she attended a live performance of Suitcase Stories®, a [...]

2018 Annual Report

2019-03-29T17:37:58+00:00March 29th, 2019|

IINE released its Annual Report for the Fiscal Year 2018 this week. Our greatest appreciation to our funders, donors, community partners, and volunteers who support IINE programs. Please see inside for updates on IINE programs, lists of our supporters, and photos of our wonderful community. View IINE's 2018 [...]

Congratulations to our first graduating class: Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)

2019-03-15T17:53:49+00:00March 15th, 2019|

There was a standing ovation and some tears of joy this week as seven immigrant women became the first graduating class of IINE’s newest Skills Training Course. The  Creating New Avenues for Success (“CNA for Success “) program is a specialized workforce development course designed for immigrants seeking careers in the Certified Nursing Assistant [...]