Category Archives: Financial & Small Business

International Institute Helps Refugees Save for Success

Saving for Success

Saving for SuccessShyam S., a recently arrived refugee from Bhutan, just bought a brand new Honda Accord. For the past 6 months, Shyam has been working with the International Institute’s Savings for Success program – a financial literacy program that matches client savings to help them purchase a car, home, business or education. Through the program, he […]

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Business of the Month: The Dinner Dame

The Dinner Dame

The Dinner DameGretchen V., owner of The Dinner Dame, is located in Providence, RI and brings 20+ years of professional restaurant and catering experience to Providence. Gretchen joined the Bridges to Business program in April 2013 and has been working with our Director of Microenterprise, Bill Atherton on market development strategies. The Dinner Dame offers home cooked […]

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New Hampshire Childcare Microenterprise Program Visits Child Health Services in Manchester

IINH Childcare Microenterprise Program

IINH Childcare Microenterprise ProgramParticipants of the Childcare Microenterprise Program at the International Institute of New Hampshire visited Child Health Services on Thursday, July 11, 2013. Child Health Services (CHS) is a patient-centered medical home dedicated to improving the health and well-being of at-risk children from low income families in the Greater Manchester area. Nutritionist Honey Weiss, from the […]

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Childcare Microenterprise Program in New Hampshire Starts New Session

Childcare Microenterprise Second Session

Childcare Microenterprise Second SessionThe Childcare Microenterprise Program at the International Institute of New Hampshire began its second session on Tuesday, June 11, 2013. The program provides refugees starting in-home childcare businesses with training, assistance in obtaining licensure for the state of New Hampshire, and funding opportunities to cover business start-up costs. Students in this session come from countries […]

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The Stitching Studio Holds Ceremony for Participants

Stitching Studio Ceremony

Stitching Studio CeremonyThe Stitching Studio—an innovative job-skills training program that teaches new Americans sewing techniques, fabric knowledge, and basic fashion design—celebrated the completion of another successful session with a ceremony on Wednesday, May 8, 2013. Certificates were presented to participants by teacher and fashion designer Eleni Zohdi, as well as long-time program supporters Fran and Dennis Slutsky. […]

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The Bridges to Business class scheduled for Saturday, April 20, 3013 at the International Institute of Boston will be cancelled due to security concerns. The next class will be Saturday, April 27.

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IINH Childcare Microenterprise Program Celebrates First Graduation

Childcare Microenterprise Graduation

Childcare Microenterprise GraduationThe Childcare Microenterprise Program at the International Institute of New Hampshire (IINH) celebrated its first graduation on Friday, March 29, 2013. Congratulations to the graduates on their successful completion of the program! The Childcare Microenterprise Program provides refugees with the skills and training required to start a licensed childcare business in their homes. The program […]

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Currently Accepting Applications for Refugee IDA Program

Refugee IDA

Refugee IDAThe International Institute’s Microenterprise Department is accepting applications for its Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR)-funded IDA program Savings for Success. An IDA, or Individual Development Account, is a match savings account program designed to help individuals and families save for a specific purchase or goal. The IDA will provide our Massachusetts clients the ability to […]

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