Join us for our Community World Trivia Night

After much consideration and planning we are pleased to be able to offer our annual trivia event virtually this fall, with the hope of an additional in-person competition in the spring. Community World Trivia will be held over Zoom on Thursday, October 29, 2020 at 6:00 PM. Participants will play by viewing the questions on …
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Shop For A Cause During Our International Market Week!

Join us the week of October 12th-18th as we team up with 10 local immigrant-run businesses to continue our Buffalo Without Borders Marketplace! Although we can’t come together all in one night, we can still celebrate immigrant and refugee businesses and the great impact they have on our city’s culture and economy! Instead of an …
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Census Public Service Announcements (Translated)

Click the link below to view the translated PSA! (Thank you to the NY State Census Equity Fund for making these videos possible!)   PSA Census in Arabic PSA Census Bengali PSA Census Burmese PSA Census Karen PSA Census Nepali PSA Census Rohingya PSA Census Somali PSA Census Push Swahili PSA Census Push Tigrinya PSA …
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Curfew Updates and Safety Tips

  Curfew Update   English : City of Buffalo will have a curfew 8:00 pm-5:00 am tonight through, and including, Sunday. Essential employees are excluded from the curfew.   Spanish: La ciudad de Buffalo tendrá un toque de queda durante las 8:00P.M. – 5:00 A.M. entre esta noche y, incluyendo, Domingo en la noche.Trabajadores esenciales están …
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#maskingforafriend (In Seven Languages)

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public where social distancing is difficult, like on the bus, at a grocery store, or at a doctor’s office or bank. By wearing a cloth face mask, you will help slow the spread of the coronavirus. These face coverings can be made from …
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Volunteers Translate Important Building and Health Updates

Thank you to our volunteer translators for communicating this important message from the International Institute to our clients. The English transcript for the videos is below.   Farsi Kinyarwanda Swahili French Lingala Script from the video: “Hello. The International Institute is currently closed. Please do not come to the Institute. Your case manager is available …
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Resources for Vulnerable Populations

We have compiled a handful of resources that can help not only the populations we serve, but anyone who who may need it. The list has informational resources, community need resources, and resources to help students who are out of school continue to learn! We will continue to update these lists as more information becomes …
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COVID-19 Closure Plan

UPDATE (3/25/2020): Our building will remain closed until at least April 20, 2020. More details about accessing services during this time are included below.  Our highest priority is the health, safety, and well-being of our clients and community. In response to the COVID-19 public health crisis, effective Monday March 16th , the International Institute of Buffalo …
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