The 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 … Read more.
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 … Read more.
During 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 … Read more.
Saint 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 … Read more.
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 … Read more.
Tens 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 … Read more.
We 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 … Read more.