Author Archives: IINE Development Staff

Join Us for a Lunchtime Talk with Sen. Jeanne Shaheen

Senator Jeanne Shaheen

Senator Jeanne ShaheenThe International Institute of New England is pleased to announce a Lunchtime Talk with Senator Jeanne Shaheen on Monday, April 23, 2012, at the State Room, in Boston. As the only woman ever to be elected as both a Governor and a United States Senator, for more than 20 years Senator Shaheen has been a […]

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Temporary Protected Status (TPS) Designated for Syrian Nationals in United States

Syrian TPS

Syrian TPS  UPDATED: USCIS Information from the Federal Register regarding TPS – Syrian Arab Republic. The International Institute of New England participated in yesterday’s conference call with the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, which outlined eligibility and conditions for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) of Syrian nationals currently residing in the United States. We’ve highlighted the […]

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The Institute in Lowell: Supporting Women and Children

Lowell Burmese Girl

Lowell Burmese GirlDuring the past year, the Institute has started two new projects in support of refugee women and children in Lowell: the Stitching Studio and the Refugee Childcare Micro-enterprise Project. The Stitching Studio sewing skills training project continues to prepare refugee women for jobs at local employer Southwick and now collaborates with MOJO, as well.  The […]

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Remembering We’re a Nation of Immigrants

Irish Famine Memorial - Boston

Irish Famine Memorial - BostonSaint Patrick’s Day is upon us again, and Boston is greening up for the annual celebration. I was reminded of my own Irish heritage today as I passed the Irish Famine Memorial, outside of the Institute’s headquarters in downtown Boston.  I am the descendant of Irish refugees, who fled political persecution in northern Ireland and […]

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Thank you, Manchester!

Yonas Hagos speaks at the Bob Baines Blarney Breakfast.

Yonas Hagos speaks at the Bob Baines Blarney Breakfast.The International Institute is once again overwhelmed by the support and generosity of the people of Manchester. More than 500 attendees, including Governor John Lynch and Mayor Ted Gatsas, enjoyed a morning of community spirit at the 12th Annual Bob Baines Blarney Breakfast on March 14th, benefitting the Special Olympics of New Hampshire, The American […]

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Wholesome Wave nearly Doubles its Double Voucher Coupon Grant to Institute!

International Institute of New England Farmers' Market

International Institute of New England Farmers' Market

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Backgrounder: Kachin Refugees Flee Myanmar to China

Kachin refugees

Kachin refugeesTens of thousands of refugees fleeing northern Myanmar have flooded across the Chinese border in recent weeks to escape the fighting, which resumed after a 7-year-old ceasefire broke down last June, between Myanmar’s military and the Kachin Independence Army (KIA). The result has been a humanitarian crisis and a complex diplomatic dilemma for Beijing. For […]

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UNHCR Features II Lowell Client and Volunteer Farouq Ali

Farouq Ali

Farouq AliWe were very pleased to learn that our client and II Lowell Health Coordinator volunteer Farouq Ali has been featured by USA for UNHCR on their Blue Key Blog.  Enjoy this video of Farouq’s powerful personal story.  And remember, stories like these are unfortunately common among resettled refugees.  You can help us do more for […]

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